Who is the best bassist of all time?

Ask MusicRadar: nominate the best bassist ever!

Who is the greatest bass player of all time
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UPDATE: the results are in! Check out: The 25 greatest bassists of all time

The humble bass guitarist is an under-appreciated beast. Yet try to imagine the last six decades of popular music without James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Jaco Pastorious or John Paul Jones, to name but a few.

To celebrate the arrival of MusicRadar's dedicated bass channel, we're asking you to submit your nominations for the greatest electric bass player in history.

So whether your favourite is a funkateer like Flea or Bootsy Collins, a prog maestro like Geddy Lee or Chris Squire, a grunge rocker like Krist Novoselic or Kim Deal or a big bottom powerhouse like Derek Smalls, it's time to decide who you'd choose to take care of business at the low end in the all-star fantasy supergroup of your dreams.

What to do now

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