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Court of Opinion: Who would you like to see on the cover of Bass Player?

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Tal Wilkenfeld! She has great feel and groove, but the only thing I know about the cutest little bass player on the planet is that she started out as a guitar player, but was told she had too much groove not to be a bass player. I want more!  —Dean Fiala

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Jamareo Artis from Bruno Mars’ band, Pino Palladino, or Michael League from Snarky Puppy. —Kody Killens

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Dennis Dunaway. The original Alice Cooper albums would not be nearly as good without his contributions, not to mention his songwriting contributions. —Jim Filicky

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Ville Sorvali of Moonsorrow and Marco Hietala of Nightwish. —Caith Threefires

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How about a salute to the bebop bassists of the ’50s and ’60s such as Paul Chambers, Oscar Pettiford, Doug Watkins, Ray Brown, George Duvivier, Sam Jones, and Scott LaFaro. We owe them so much; most—if not all—of the licks used today in rock, jazz, and blues can be traced to these cats. —John Rogel

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Floyd Pepper, the bass player for the Electric Mayhem band from The Muppet Show. —Kel Pilshaw

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Paul Kowert of Punch Brothers, Dennis Crouch, or both in an article on the new breed of roots-music upright players. —Drew Lawson

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Larry Klein. Seriously. He’s an unsung hero to the max. —Roland Wirth

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Slick Joe Fick, June Carter’s bassist in Walk the Line. —Mike Rodriguez

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Matthew Garrison talking about his new album and the work he’s doing with Shapeshifter Lab. —Christopher Amedy

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Pete Trewavas. With upcoming Edison’s Children and Transatlantic projects—not to mention Marillion—he’s certainly got something to say. —Dan Lohrfink

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Oh, all right then. I’ll do it, but I need crisps for the photo shoot, ’kay? —Toby Macfarlaine

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Court of Opinion: December 2012

Fender recently posted their list of “Five Famous Fender Basses,” which included James Jamerson’s “Funk Machine,” Jaco Pastorius’ “Bass of Doom,” John Entwistle’s “Frankenstein,” Paul Simonon’s London Calling Precision Bass, and Steve Harris’s West Ham United F.C. Precision Bass. What’s on your list?