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anyone in or heard of a band with 2 bassists??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by A Rock, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    i was just wondering what u guys think of a band with 2 bassists...
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yep. Spinal Tap.
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Talk about mud flaps, my girls got 'em!

    /end obscure Spinal Tap reference
  4. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Try Rothko. They started off as a bass trio but I believe the current lineup has two bassists.

    Also, a lot of stuff by players like Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke and John Patitucci has someone holding down a bassline while they solo over the top.

  5. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    This should be in Miscellaneous. I shall move it there.

    Have a nice day. :)
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I've seen Delta V who had two bassists as well as a few Jazz experiments with DB and BG - Henry Texier and Steve Swallow; Brad Mehldau's Largo has two basses on several tracks.
  7. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    There's a punk band from Texas called Alex Can't Sleep and the Opera Ghosts who have two bassists. If you're into early Misfits type stuff, you'll likely dig Alex, but if not, you'll probably dislike the uber-simple punk style.
  8. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    GHS Strings
    There is a French band called Magma who realeased a couple of albums in the late 70's with 2 bassists.
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Ned's Atomic Dustbin was a two bassist band that had a couple of hits in the '90s.

    What I think about them? I think it's a really cool idea, especially if the bassists know how to stay out of each other's way.
  10. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    late miles davis stuff
  11. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Yup. I used to work with a guy who played bass in Stanley Clarke's band for some time.
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Jimmy Earl?
  13. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Malotov (sp?)
  14. I saw Victor Wooten a couple of years ago, and at one time there were 3 bassists playing at the same time. Usually it was just him, but a few times there was more than one bassist.
  15. AFAIK, for a while Cop Shoot Cop had two bassists and no guitarists.

    Which was nice.
  16. muggsy

    muggsy Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    King Crimson did it with the double trio for a while.
  17. arose11


    Sep 30, 2002
    Kalamazoo, MI
    there is a local band here called severed hand, complicated LOUD metal, they have a massive sound. One dude w/ a Rick and other w/ a Fender Amer Jazz(both w/ all 15s and distortion)
    example: one of the bassists broke a low E string during the thing, I don't know about you but i break my D or G strings first.
  18. sgraham


    Aug 30, 2000
    Tyler, TX
    Spinal Tap had 3 - Derek, Nigel, and David all played
    bass on "Big Bottom". Oh yeah, and Viv played
    "keyboard bass" on that tune as well!;)
  19. I had one, it was more jamming though. The bassist would play low E and Id play high C... on a good day lots would compliment
  20. First of all: Hey Antipop, regarding your sig: People always assume that cannibals are eitehr psycho or there is nothing else to eat. Well, if you actually talk to one, they just prefer the taste of humans to animals.

    there is a local band here called severed hand, complicated LOUD metal, they have a massive sound. One dude w/ a Rick and other w/ a Fender Amer Jazz(both w/ all 15s and distortion)

    OK, I don't know about you, but that seems like it would sound like absolute crap to me....

    It could seem very possible to me to have 2 bass players. Let's say one 5-string fretted player, who slapped and popped a lot, and one 6-string fretless player, who provided a lot of low end.