Lead Bassists

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by Monkey-T, Jan 25, 2001.

  1. Monkey-T


    Jan 24, 2001
    Whats some good lead bassists, and their bands, something that will give my fingers a real work out :)
  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    how 'bout billy sheehan with niacin. no one speaks of that dood anymore....major chops...
  3. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK

    I guess it depends on how you define 'lead' bass, but if you mean bassists who play melodies and front their own bands, there are loads. For starters try Michael Manring, Abe Laboriel, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, TM Stevens, Adam Nitti, Jonas Hellborg, Jimmy Haslip, John Patitucci... there are loads. Check http://www.solobassnetwork.org.uk for guys who play on their own - some of them also sometimes use bands...