BASS EXPO In an effort to pay proper tribute to the best bassists, we asked you to nominate your favourite basslines of all time in an effort to crown the greatest bass performance in history. With approximately 10,000 of you voting in our poll, we can now present the top 25 rundown in full.
The rules were simple - as long as the part in question was played by human hands on an electric or acoustic bass guitar or an upright bass then it counted. Electronic or synthesized basslines weren't eligible; we'll be looking at those at a later date.
Click onwards to not only reveal the winner, but also check out what is probably the most essential bass playlist ever compiled featuring legendary session players, global megastars and contemporary bass heroes too. First up, here's a little something to make your ass shake...
Make It Funky
Released as a two-part single in 1971, then followed up with Make It Funky Parts 3 & 4 on Brown's Get On The Good Foot album a year later, this stoned and sexy groove is in many a hip-hop classic's DNA.