What are your three favorite bassists?

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  1. old guitar player

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    Bill Wyman, Aston "Family Man" Barrett and Jack Bruce.
     
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    My favorite list so far!

    Mine are...
    Alain Caron
    Adam Nitti
    Geddy
    Honorable mention: Lemmy
     
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    Willie Weeks over James Jamerson for Soul / R&B.
    Nick Beggs over Tony Levin for Progressive.
    Roscoe Beck over Tommy Shannon for Blues and Rock.

    Love 'em all.
     
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    Somebody going to total these up???
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    It's pretty arrogant, but actually my favorite bassist is me.
     
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    Another influential and often overlooked bassist : Floyd Pepper.
     

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    Tommy Shannon
    Dusty Hill
    Bill Wyman

    If I get to choose a fourth,
    Duck Dunn
     
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    A lot of folks including Bill Wyman on their lists, and a few also picking Ron Wood. The ironic thing is if they are basing their opinion on bass playing on Stones records recorded after the mid 70's; then they are voting for the same guy. This was supposedly an unspoken gripe of Wyman's that contributed to his eventual departure from the group. Wood played the lion's share of the bass in the studio because Keef found it moved things along quicker. Wyman could play as well as anyone, certainly as well as Ron Wood. That wasn't the problem. Wyman always had ideas and wanted input into the songwriting process. Keith was already fighting Mick, and didn't have the energy to fight Wyman too. Woodie understood what Keith wanted, and played it. That was the difference.
     
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    I suppose mine would be Wooten, Lesh and Claypool although it's hard for me to leave Gallup off the list.
     
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