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Had to be done, just to celebrate the new sub-forum.

I listed a few in another string, but I would have to say ..........


Chris Squire.

He and Alan White took be to places I didn't think a band could go. Truly amazing. And sorely missed.

But honorable mention to Geddy and Paul and Flea and a few others.

Yours?
 

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Geddy Lee, plays bass with one hand, bass pedals with his feet, a synth with his other hand and sings at the same time....
 

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Some good ones already listed.

No list would be complete without this guy, though.

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Mr. James Jamerson. He invented a lot of what we now take for granted.
 

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Charles Mingus for the double bass
 
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I gained a lot of respect for guys like Jimbo Wallace (Reverend Horton Heat) when I was learning rockabilly. Upright bass is a tough instrument to play, and some of those guys rock the crap out of them. Not to mention dancing with them, dancing on them, etc.
 
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Victor Wooten is amazing, definitely a master of the instrument but his playing doesn't grab me the same way as JPJ. I see Dusty Hill has been mentioned a few times... can't say I get that one either .. he suits the band but honestly I'm sure that lots of players could fill that slot and nothing would change.
 

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That changed and evolved with time as I grew up.

Started with Sir Paul McCartney, to John Paul Jones, to Rudy Sarzo, to Steve Harris, Cliff burton, Sting, ect ect.... there are so many great bass players out there...

Hard to pick...
 

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Chris Squire
Geddy Lee
Paul McCartney
James Jamerson
Pino Palladino
Tony Levin
Jaco Pastorius
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Carole Kaye

Honourable mention would be Paul Webb (Talk Talk).
 
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