Top Ten Female Bass Players.......?????

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  1. ZenG

    ZenG

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    I heard Carol Kaye was awesome...

    What peaked my interest about her was that she played on

    the Pet Sounds album....

    Guess she's getting up there in years now though....

    Who else (female) is really good???
  2. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

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  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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  4. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    Here's three:
    Eva Gardner (original Mars Volta Bassist)
    Kira Roessler (Black Flag)
    Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
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  6. The Poltergeist

    The Poltergeist Supporting Member

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    Sara Lee
    Debbie Googe (My Bloody Valentine)
  7. rolandm

    rolandm In search of the lowest note. Supporting Member

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    Este Haim. Really solid grooves, but a bassface that puts all the aforementioned players to shame.

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  9. GM60466

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  10. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

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    There are too many great female assists for me to come up with a top 10 but aside from some of the ones already mentioned ....

    Divinity Roxx
    Debera Killings
    Meshell Ndegeocello
    Kim Gordon
  11. penguineman

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    man there really are some good ones listed.
  12. LowBC

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    This list is coming along nicely. I'll add:

    Kim Deal (Pixies)
    Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle)
  13. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    Danielle is one of my favorite singers these days, she's going to be around a long time. The whole band with her brothers is great! So many great female players out there but I'll add Amanda Ruzza, I really enjoyed her 'This Is What Happened' album.
  14. BruceBass3901

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    Emma Anzai from Sick Puppies is a player I love listening to. Good singer too!
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    Julie Slick
    Angeline Saris
    Eva Gardner
    Amy Humphrey
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  18. davrip

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    Some more.

    Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde).
    Candy Del Mar (The Cramps).
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  19. Lee Moses

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    I don't think I could name ten. But any list has to begin with . . .

    1. Esperanza Spalding
    2. Carol Kaye
    3. Tina Weymouth
  20. pathalogical

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    The natural finish of the bass matches her skin tone. The lower horn looks like she has two more fingers !
  21. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    Candy did eventually join The Cramps, but honestly it's all about Poison Ivy.

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