Favorite Female Bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by PumpkinEscobar, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. PaperbackRyder

    PaperbackRyder Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Maynard, MA
    That right there. Gail Ann Dorsey is a major leaguer in every sense of the word.
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  2. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan DNA Endorsing Artist Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    Tal Wilkenfeld, without a doubt. Crazy young and amazing bassist. She'll get my vote every time. She toured quite a bit as the bass player for Jeff Beck.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016
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  3. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    There's more than one? Just kidding! Seriously though, I only could think of Tal and I'm a fan. Actually if she were touring with Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy this year I might try to see them. I'm not sure but don't think she is.
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  4. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Amanda Tannen from Stellastarr has some great lines

  5. Alana Rocklin... never a STS9 fan until she took over.. she really drives this band now.

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  6. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan DNA Endorsing Artist Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    I think that's Tal.
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  7. Satomi from Deerhoof is a hoot. They also have my (probably) favorite drummer ever, so double whammy on the goods here.

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  8. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan DNA Endorsing Artist Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    Yup, that's Tal Wilkenfeld. Here's the video of her bass solo at a Jeff Beck concert. She's not just fast and accurate but I think she has great musical taste as well:

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  9. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Tal for me too for all of her talents..
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  10. Whippet


    Aug 30, 2014
    Doris Yeh. She is just so awesome!!!
  11. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Suzi Quatro? Not really my fave, just thought she might be on someone's list by now?

    Meshell - my fave

    Other faves:
    Kim - Deal and Gordon
    Sara Lee
    Yolanda Charles
    Debra Killings

    All great bassists!
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  12. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Suzi's my favorite female who happens to be a bassist. ;) Now, favorite bassist who happens to be female, that's tougher. :D
  13. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
  14. Silvio Dante

    Silvio Dante

    Mar 28, 2016
    Thanks for posting this!!!!
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  15. japhy4529

    japhy4529 this is only a test...

    Esperanza Spalding. Hands down. Incredibly talented bassist (on both DB and EB) and singer.
  16. japhy4529

    japhy4529 this is only a test...

    +1 Agreed!!
  17. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Southern Culture on the Skids.........Mary Huff! No "if and or buts"! Best female bassist! Hell! Excellent bassist regardless of gender!


  18. Mike A

    Mike A

    Oct 3, 2002
    I'm telling on myself a little here, but my wife was watching a Pink DVD and I got enthralled with Eva Gardner on bass. She was KILLING it!
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  19. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Saw Tal a couple months ago when she toured, fantastic player.
  20. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    For Those Once Loyal.
    Jo Bench
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