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    The bassist from Porcupine Tree, they also have the worlds best drummer

    If you don't know the band, you should check them out.

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    Stanley Clark even if it's somewhat jazz.

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    Geddy Lee

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    You are quite right

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    I might stick a vote in for Les Claypool here.

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    in no particular order:

    Fieldy (Korn) - He took fleas slapping technique to the next level and created a signature sound that korn would be lost without.

    Bassist from Mudvayne - Watch their videos and you will see why.

    Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) - no explanation needed

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    A bassist in a really tight Power-Trio really has to put out a lot of music-- nowhere to hide, you know. For that reason, Chris Novalselic of Nirvana deserves a place in the conversation.

    At a former job, I knew a bassist who circulated about the SE Pennsylvania bar-scene.
    He put in a word for Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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    I would name Rutger Gunnarsson who played bass on the ABBA records.

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    John Paul Jones or Sturt Hamm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup89 View Post
    The bassist from Porcupine Tree
    That would be Colin Edwin - yep, he's very good indeed.

    , they also have the worlds best drummer
    You're not kidding, Gavin Harrison is a bloody amazing player.

    If you don't know the band, you should check them out.
    Also true
    Music is made to transform the states of the soul, for an hour or an instant (J. Alain)

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    First for me it was
    Jack Bruce
    then I quickly went through
    Chris Squire [Fish out of Water],
    John Wetton,
    Gary Thain,
    Stanley Clarke,
    Michael Manring,
    John Paul Jones,
    Eberhard Weber
    but one guy stands out above them all...:
    Jaco Pastorius
    who I saw four or five times - complete bass player, musician and performer.

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    oops - I forgot
    Jeff Berlin...

    How could I do that?!

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    james jamerson is my absolute favorite

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    What about Stanley Clarke, who bridges jazz and rock genres? Could/should he be considered as well? Just wondering--or wandering.
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