Famous six string players?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dbassboarder, Dec 13, 2007.


  1. Dbassboarder

    Dbassboarder

    Nov 29, 2007
    Anyone know any? The only guy I can name off the top of my head is Tye Zamora, and he's not really known.
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Les Claypool.
     
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  3. John Patitucci.
     
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  4. Alain Caron.
     
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  5. Steve Bailey.
     
  6. Oteil Burbridge.
     
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  7. drummaman1

    drummaman1

    Aug 31, 2007
    Jimmy Haslip
     
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  8. drummaman1

    drummaman1

    Aug 31, 2007
    ANTHONY JACKSON!!!
     
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    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    John Myung
     
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  10. 1911luver

    1911luver

    Dec 9, 2007
    Didden' the bass player for dave mason play a 6 string of some kind? If you watch a video on youtube where he performs "we just disagree" live,the bass player is playing 6 string bass. As to how famous he is that I don't know. anyone here know who he is/was? Wasen't he from mason's band traffic?
     
  11. Adam Nitti
     
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  12. waffle puzzle

    waffle puzzle space and time coordinator

    Aug 22, 2007
    Sacramento, CA
    Phil Lesh
     
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  13. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    JoJo Garza of Los Lonely Boys - and I can't tell you how much I appreciate the fact that he plays the instrument like a bassist instead of a darned guitarist!
     
  14. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    oteil burbridge and anthony jackson are my 2 favorites.
     
  15. Nathan East
     
  16. CounterpointFTW

    CounterpointFTW

    Dec 11, 2007
    i think Stefan Fimmers of Necrophagist uses a 6 string. hes not that famous but hes really good.
     
  17. Word.

    Tony Grey is quite good on the six as well.
     
  18. Not AS famous, but the bassist from Karnivool plays a 6, IMO he's one of the most 'in the pocket' contemporary metal/rock bassist around. Check out Sewn & Silent and Roquefort, great bass grooves in both.
     
  19. bass theory

    bass theory

    Oct 7, 2020
    Portage WI
    ok I know this is a really old thread but I'm surprised that nobody mentioned David Goodier from Jethro Tull. the you tubes of him playing the solo from Bouree are amazing. Compare this to cover versions using 4 strings and you will see why to use a 6 string.
     
  20. AceOfBassFace

    AceOfBassFace

    Jun 23, 2019
    Toronto
    Thundercat!
     
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