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    Posted: July 31 2010 at 12:50
Sorry for my first vote...  Unhappy

Chris Squire is naturally for me the best bass player Cool. And then is Ray Sulman, the brillant bassist- violonist-guitarist-flautist-singer-trumpetist !


If you like some other bassists, name them please and check a "default" player in the above list. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2010 at 12:54
I'm still going to vote for Squire, although I think there are several listed here who are better than he is.  Namely, McCormick, Jones, and Pastorius.
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Always was...always will be...Chris Squire.

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Chris Squire has been my favorite bass player since I heard my first Yes album.
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Last time I said Hugh Hopper...I think I'll stick with him, though I'm incredibly tempted to switch to Richard Sinclair.  I might do that too. 

Others I enjoy: Philippe Bussonnet, Jannick Top, Bernard Paganotti, Sasaki Hisashi, Kazuyoshi Kimoto, Kengo Sakamoto, and Nasuno Mitsuru.  They're all in various Zeuhl/Avant Garde bands.  Indeed, the first three are all excellent bassists who played with Magma, and the rest played in various groups with Yoshida Tatsuya. 
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Any zeuhl bass player
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Sean Malone and Tony Levin, but from the list it's Jaco.
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Pete Trewavas.

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From this list my vote goes to Jonas Reingold, but my personal favorites are Clifford Lee Burton, Gary Lee Weinrib and Gary Thain.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2010 at 14:23
Hugh Hopper of these, I think. But I'd like to mention Buster Williams for his acoustic and electric bass work.
And I love the guys SaltyJon mentioned.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MonsterMagnet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2010 at 14:52
Originally posted by Lynx33 Lynx33 wrote:

Sean Malone and Tony Levin, but from the list it's Jaco.
Yeah, the magnificent TONY LEVIN ! I forgot him Shocked

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Percy Jones, with Jaco next from the list.

In real life - Sean Malone, Stanley Clarke
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Percy Jones from this n00b list Wink
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Sir Squire of course, then Wetton, Levin, Lake, Jones, Butler and less known Frešo. 
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Jaco,then Clarke,Levin,Claypool,Miller.
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Hugh Hopper.

I've never liked Chris Squire.  Ten on the skill level....pretty low on the taste/feel level.  Same with Wooten...I mean yeah, he can absolutely destroy physically, but he's like the shredder equivalent of a bassist.  It's impressive in a physical movement kind of way, but not musically at all.


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