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Two Bass Players?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Hues, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. Hues

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    There are bands with two drummers, two keyboardists, multiple guitars,etc....I've wondered if there are or have been any bands with two bassists?

    No, Spinal Tap's three bass Big Bottom doesn't count....That's one song by a mock band.
     
  2. lfmn16

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    Did you try using search? There are some other threads on this topic.
     
  3. beardedclam

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    One bass player can play the EA and the other the DG
     
  4. Steve Dallman

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    Willie Nelson toured with two in the late 70's. His great live album, "Willie and Family Live" from that period has both playing and pictured on the cover. I saw them in 78 and it appeared they were playing the same lines.

    I saw Willie Dixon in the early 80's. His son played a Rickenbacker while Willie played his upright.
     
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  6. skidmarkbass

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    Ned's Atomic Dustbin, December 2009 ... The band had an unusual line-up of two bass players,
     
  7. ma4rk

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    There was a band called Pre-Shrunk - 2 bass & 1 drummer.
     
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    Just like two men on a motorcycle together; it shouldn't be done.
     
  10. Echovox

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    There was a band in the early 90s called Cop Shoot Cop
     
  11. Fair Warning

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    Adam Ant.....playing the high and low octaves.

    Better yet, how about band consisting of Drummer and Bass Player/Singer (2 piece)
     
  12. Vic Koler

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    During the heyday of recording in LA, in the '60's, three basses on a session was the norm. One upright, one electric, and a third on Danelectro 6-string.
     
  13. Hues

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    I did and no thread titles came up.
     
  14. Hues

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    The info coming from you guys is killer...Thanks.
     
  15. chuck3

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    one of the cuts on one of the classic Getz and Gilberto albums from the mid'60s had two uprights on it, but I can't recall the name (which was in Portuguese). If I find it I will post it. It was great stuff.
     
  16. The Owl

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    Hugo Largo had 2 basses

     
  17. Hues

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    Actually, I was thinking one would play a more standard background rhythm part and the other a lead part.
     
  18. inthevelvet

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    Morphine has a bassist with 2 strings, and no guitard
     
  19. Hues

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    As did The Presidents Of The United States Of America...Here's one of his "basses".

    2st-kawai.jpg Presidents_Of_The_United_States_Of_America.jpg
     
  20. Mulebagger

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    Balancing Act uses two bassist
     
  21. canshaker

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    Vanilla Ice had 2, when he did his Nu-Metal thing.
    They were Doug Ardito, now in Puddle Of Mudd, and Scott Shriner, now in Weezer.
     

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