Greatest rock bass players
of all times


TM, ®, Copyright © 1999 Piero Scaruffi
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(For the 21st century see this page)
  1. Les Claypool (Primus)
  2. Jack Bruce (Cream)
  3. Jah Wobble (Public Image Ltd)
  4. Tony Levin (King Crimson)
  5. Melvin Gibbs (Rollins Band, Arto Lindsay)
  6. Michael "Flea" Balzary (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  7. Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu)
  8. Bill Laswell (Material)
  9. Fred Chalenor (Caveman Shoestore, Tone Dogs)
  10. Colin Hodgkinson (Back Door)
  11. Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
  12. James Jamerson (all Tamla Motown hits)
  13. Bernard Edwards (Chic)
  14. Mark Sandman (Morphine)
  15. Billy Sheehan (Mr Big)
  16. Chris Hillman (Byrds)
  17. Dave Pajo (Slint, For Carnation, Tortoise, Aerial M)
  18. Andrew Weiss (Gone)
  19. Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies)
  20. Ethan Buckler (Slint)
  21. Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys)
  22. Fred Erskine (June Of 44)
  23. Doug McCombs (Eleventh Dream Day, Tortoise)
  24. Mike Watt (Minutemen)
  25. Doug Wimbish (Tackhead)
  26. Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu (Korn)
  27. Cliff Burton (Metallica)
  28. Sasha Frere-Jones (Ui)
  29. Jussi Lehtisalo (Circle)
  30. John Entwistle (Who)
  31. Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me)