Bands that have two bass players

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

  1. The Carpenters, in the 1970s when each played other instruments too.
  2. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    I used to have an .mp3 called "Power Fusion Bass Crunch" with Stanley Clarke, Les Claypool, and a drummer. I have no idea where it came from, though. Some searching seems to indicate Victor Wooten was also involved...but I never heard anything VW sounding on the track.
    Last edited: May 24, 2014
  3. klaus486


    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    Here's Shannon Jackson Live at
    Montreux 1983

    Melvin Gibbs on fretted bass and the Rev. Bruce Johnson on fretless.

    Notice Vernon Reid on guitar.

    I'd really love to have an Ibanez fretless like Bruce Johnson plays here....
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  4. Mysterion


    Jan 10, 2012
    Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell have done a few two-bass projects...

    That was great--Thanks!
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  5. mandohack


    May 6, 2011
    MI, USA
    Ned's Atomic Dustbin.
  6. Girls Against Boys has two bass players.
  7. KOLAD


    Feb 14, 2014
    New England
    That's my brother in law Rick Frank's band, Elephants Memory, they had 2 bass players at times in their existence. The bass players at the MSG show were their's, Gary Van Scyoc and John Ward. Elephant's Memory were backing John in 72, and on the "Sometime In New York City" record, tv appearances etc.
    My brother in law, that band, and his connection to John Lennon, NYC, and the rock n roll world are why I got into music decades ago. Sadly he passed away in 1998. He was my brother and a big inspiration to me. I miss him alot, daily. Elephant's Memory were a great band and often overlooked within their creativity. Ahead of their time. Look up their records. :)
  8. PokeyPrasch

    PokeyPrasch Son of the Angry

    Aug 19, 2013
    Moxee, WA
    Big Business was just drums and bass at first, I don't think they've every had 2 bassists.
  9. Hell ya Dumpsta Funk!
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  10. flameworker


    Jun 15, 2014
    Landenberg, Pennsylvania
    one day....
    Spinal Tap, Big Bottom? They ALL play bass in it.

    Big Bottom, big bottom, talk about mudflaps my girls got em!
  11. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    earth wind + fire, but only one of them actually plays.
  12. Joseph Kollar

    Joseph Kollar

    Jul 27, 2016
    Dumpstaphunk; two basses that really seem to compliment each other playing mostly New Orleans Funk.
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