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Blues bassplayers using picks

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sucka, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. sucka


    Nov 14, 2008
    I can't find such guys anywhere.
    So please write 'em here and give examples from youtube etc.

    I'm really curious about such bassplayers because it's rather rare to see a bluesman play the bass with a pick! :bassist:
  2. Vakmere


    Sep 6, 2007
    Phil Lesh

  3. Sorry,I don't know who the bassist or drummer are in these videos.Earl Gilliam and Joe "Guitar Hughes on keys and guitar.
  4. RexNFX79


    Jan 12, 2009
  5. Jones_Stuff


    Nov 26, 2009
    Leicester, UK
    The mighty Dusty Hill (sometimes)

    Couldn't find a video of him with one but here's a cool video anyway

  6. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    I always liked Gerry McAvoy from Rory Gallagher's band...

  7. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Sonny Landreth's long time bassist David Ranson kills with a pick!
  8. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    Berry Oakley, although I wouldn't really call him a blues bassist.
  9. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    The awesome Tommy Shannon alternates between fingers and pick. Watch the "Live at El Macambo" DVD lots of good shots of Tommy and Chris.
  10. purpletornado


    Aug 5, 2009
    One of the best.
  11. sucka


    Nov 14, 2008
    Hi there. It's been a while since this thread got dead.
    I want to refresh that one, maybe you got some new names in the "business"?
    Will appreciate any answer, I'm really into pick playing lately and really into blues.
    So, who else?
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