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List of notable or famous bassists from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top bassists born in Germany and even some popular bassists who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German bassists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bassists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known bassist from Germany is included when available.

People on this list include Peter Wentz and Meshell Ndegeocello.

This historic bassists from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German bassists of note?" and "Who are the most famous bassists from Germany?" These prominent bassists of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German bassists.

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Carlos Dengler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bassists from Germany
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Carlos Andres Dengler, previously known as Carlos D., is an American musician best known as the former bass guitarist for the post-punk/rock band Interpol. ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Dee Dee Ramone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bassists from Germany
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Douglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American songwriter and musician, best known as founding member, songwriter and bassist for punk rock band the Ramones. Though nearly all of the Ramones' songs were credited equally to all the band members, Dee Dee was the ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1951-2002)

Birthplace: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States of America

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Jan-Sören Eckert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bassists from Germany
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Jan-Sören Eckert, born 4 December 1965 in Quickborn, Germany, is a heavy metal bass guitarist who has previously played with Charon, Mydra,Rockship/Band with Inga Rumpf, Eddi Filip, Dirk Erchinger, Alex Conti;Das Auge Gottes/Band; Running Wild and Masterplan and is currently playing for the melodic ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Quickborn, Germany

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Jason Newsted is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bassists from Germany
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Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for playing bass guitar with the bands Metallica, Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam. Joining Metallica in 1986 after Cliff Burton's death, Newsted remained a member until 2001, making him the band's longest-serving bassist. After he left ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, United States of America

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#27 on The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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