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Short bassists!!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by kohntarkosz, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. kohntarkosz

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    I was lucky enough to watch some highlights from the Glastonbury Festival over New Year. One of the bands, called Savages, had a really tiny bassist, Ayse Hassan. The band were a sort of punky. Ayse looked to be about as tall as her bass would be, yet somehow she plays the thing!

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    It had me thinking. Who are other notable bassists who are short in stature? I understand Geddy Lee is quite short, but there must be others!
  2. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it. Supporting Member

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    Geddy Lee is 5' 10", far from short.

    Flea on the other hand is 5' 6".
    Victor Wooten is like 5' 7"
  3. rickwebb

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    Many years ago I met Pete Trewavas from Marillion. I'm 6'1 and I TOWERED over him!
    Musta been 5'4, 5'5 tops.
    Great bass player, and more importantly, one of the nicest people I've ever met.
  4. postalflunkie

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    Meshell Ndegeocello
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    I was once blessed to spend some time chatting with him, and I remember him being maybe shorter than that. Monster player, of course, and a kind and generous person, but TINY.
  6. idoker

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    Yes.

    I also spent some time with Victor, and would have to say he's at least a few inches shorter than 5'7"....clearly doesn't effect his awesome talent.
  7. fourstringgirl

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    I would guess Eric Bass from Shinedown to be about 5'5". I'm 5'2" and was almost eye to eye with him. Super nice guy!
  8. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    Great photo! Annnnnnnnd she plays a 60th Anniversary P!

    All the tape holding her straps on mystifies me though.


    I'm vertically challenged myself... so?
  9. ebannist

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    Prince!!
  10. Mr. Sound

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    1.53M (5'):smug:

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    Yeah, she's very short...Meshell has said that she can't reach the tuners when her Jazz Bass is strapped on...doesn't matter..awesome bass player!
  12. kohntarkosz

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    I'm sure I read he was closer to 5' 6'' or so... his Jazz basses do look big on him, but this could be an illusion created by his use of a shorter strap and the fact he holds the bass fairly horizontal.
  13. hellboy

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    Peter Hook is not very tall.
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    I'm about 5 foot 6, reading this thread makes me feel a lot better.
  15. Mr. Sound

    Mr. Sound Supporting Member

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    Ronnie Lane Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 M)

    Steven Marriott Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 M)

    This means Ronnie was a giant in the small faces!
  16. Riverrunsred

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    Tal Wilkenfeld looks tiny.
  17. bobba66

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    "Mars" Cowling with Pat Travers looked small on stage. Monster player, though.
  18. 1960jbass

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    What about Bill Wyman???
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    I'm 5'5" lol.

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