Bands that have two bass players

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tinybasschick, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Tinybasschick


    Jul 20, 2007
    Are there any? It would be amazing to listen to.
  2. Victor Wooten has a bass player named Anthony Wellington, great guy, great bassist,
    He also has used Billy Sheehan, Steve Bailey, and Adam Nitti.
    last week I had the opportunity to watch a 7 piece bass band.
  3. MammaryVest


    Oct 18, 2006
    Stoneham, MA
    What could be better than multiple bass players??!!!

    Oh, bass player.
  4. Lucas G

    Lucas G

    Jan 14, 2007
    masury, OH
    check out dos with mike watt and kira roessler. two basses and that's it! no drums, no guitars, nothing. it's neat.
  5. Bass Extremes

    Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey. The thing I like about them is that they now how to interact with eachother so well. I think it also helps that their basses(VW fretted/SB fretless)are different, as well as their playing styles.
  6. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    the presidents of the united states of america have two bass players. meshell ndgeocello uses a backup player as well, i forget his name, but he is pretty sick.
  7. davedamage

    davedamage Hit string, go boom.

    Oct 16, 2006
    Milwaukee area
    big business.
    man is the bastard.
  8. nickbear


    Jun 12, 2007
    surrey, uk
    palehorse have 2 bassists and are awesome
  9. Tommy el Gato

    Tommy el Gato

    Jul 6, 2007
    I've seen Stanley Clarke with a backup bassplayer.

    As well, there are a number of performances with three or four bass players. Spinal Tap with "Big Bottom", BX3 (Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan, and Jeff Berlin), The Day Bass Players Took Over the World (Steve Bailey, Bill Dickens, Vic Wooten, Oteil Burbridge), and Bass Day '06 (Vic Wooten, Stanley Clarke, and Marcus Miller on one stage. That's after Bx3 had their run about the stage)

    All wicked cool stuff.
  10. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
  11. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Let's not forgot the legendary (sadly long defunct) Cop Shoot Cop.
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  12. xlows


    Oct 21, 2006
    All Cows Eat Grass. It's a "wow" band.
  13. king crimson had 2 bass players for a while in the 80's or 90's...they had 2 drummers and 2 guitarists too
  14. BlainWrightA//E


    Jul 22, 2007
    Lipan, Tx
    there is a band called valeyra in brock texas that has two bass players...i hate their band..but i thought i would mention them..hahaha..if you are into that metal screamo stuff..then maybe you will like them..hahah

    im not into bands with more than one bass is sorta lame..especially when you want to try to play a song that they are playing!

    (and kira roessler happens to be one of my idols, her work with black flag was great, she is an amazing lady)
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Since when? Last I checked they had a 2 string bassist, a 3 stringed guitarist, and a no stringed drummer.
  16. I was gonna say Ned's Atomic Dustbin, but someone got in before me ;)

    Local Aussie band Pre-Shrunk consisted of two bass players and a drummer - and they rocked supreme. They've split up now (though they re-formed for a quick show at the recent Warwick Bass Day in Melbourne).
  17. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    I saw Little Richard .. he was using two great bass players... two drummers... very powerful backing for the great Little can that guy sing !!
  18. Sneckumhaw


    Apr 26, 2006
    No, it's a 2 string bassitar, a 3 string bassitar and a no string drum kit.
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Huh, I watched a clip of them on letterman: Is that the same thing as Mark Sandman did with Morphine on a few tracks? 1 bass string and 2 guitar strings?

    I know they were friends, Mark Sandman and Prez's 3 stringist.
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