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Famous non-pro bassists?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Feb 26, 2003.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I was a bit surprised today to learn PM Tony Blair was bassist in a rock band (Ugly Rumours) while at Oxford.

    Who else is in the public eye that's an amateur bass player?

    (Note - do NOT turn this political! I'll delete it in a heartbeat if it starts going south!)

    (Edit: ^#$%@ spelling!)
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Keanu Reeves plays bass.
     
  3. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
    I saw a show on TV last night about Penn Jillette (from "Penn & Teller") and he plays the upright bass.

    Hulk Hogan plays bass too.
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Shaq also plays, so does Justin Timberlake and Malcolm Jamaal Warner.
     
  5. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Gary Sinese<sp?> the actor
     
  6. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Michael Dorn (Mr. Worf from Star Trek: TNG)
     
  7. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    ..So THAT's where Good Ol' Wishy got his inspiration.. :D
     
  8. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    also capt. picard (???) the bald capt dude (don't remember nis name
     
  9. The guy who played Theo on the Cosby Show.
     
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Patrick Stewart.







    d'oh!! I'm a nerd.
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Seapickle: That's Malcolm Jamaal Warner.
     
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Elvis Presley and Kenny Rogers.
     
  13. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    thanks, i was going nuts!!;)
     
  14. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Yeah, but they were/are musicians. Or are you being pithy? ;)
     
  15. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    It has been mentioned here a couple times, but you must include former WWF champion and aspiring actor Hulk Hogan.
     
  16. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
    I already did. See the third post in this thread. :p
     
  17. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Once saw Bill Cosby playing URB, and he sounded VERY GOOD!
     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  19. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I could have sworn I heard something about how someone working on the Comedy Central's Daily Show knew him, and that it's him playing the theme.
     
  20. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    If you go to the audiophile imports website, there are a few albums there with him listed. I had to do a double-take when I saw his name and they mentioned that he was the one and only Sinese.