Zappa's best bass player

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    Arthur Barrow
    Tom Fowler
    Arthur Barrow
    Scott Thunes
    Patrick Ohearn
    Roy Estrada
    Or

    Arthur Barrow

    Pick one

    Arthur Barrow
     
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    Define “best.”



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    Wasn't it Arthur Barrow? :auiqs.jpg:
     
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    Joe McCarthy.

    Patrick O'Hearn worked with FZ? Who knew :dunno:
     
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    Um, the one I like best. What's your definition
     
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    They all sucked

    Mothers of Invention were just terrible
     
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    When it comes to music, I don’t believe there is a best.
    I know for a fact if you played in Zappa’s band, you are an excellent musician. He would not tolerate any less.
    When Steve Vai wanted to play with him, Frank gave him an incredibly difficult passage to play. Steve said he couldn’t play it, to which Frank replied, “Linda Rondstadt is looking for a guitar player.”
    That was Frank Zappa.
    So no best only favorites.



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    I dunno. Jimmy Carl Black WAS the Indian of the group.
     
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    Scott Thunes was a monkey compared to Barrow, no offense to Scott. Maybe it was having Vinny Colaiuta as the drummer but Barrows work on SUNPYG was just otherworldly
     

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