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Recordings with 2 Basses

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Steamtronic, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Can anyone name any songs with 2 (or more) bass guitars (not synth or other bass backing)?

    I came across this today.

    Three Button Hand Me Down - the Faces (studio version)

    After listening to the live version of this song for years, I finally came across the studio version and got a surprise when I heard the late great Mr Lane double tracked playing two different basslines! (BTW would love a tab for this...)

    Any more "double bass" songs out there you can name?
  2. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    "Triad"- Tool
  3. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
  4. ? I can hear dropped-tune guitars, but only one bass......
  5. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Paul Simon "You Can Call Me Al"

    Victor Wooten's "What Did He Say" album

    There was a band in the late 80's called Ned's Atomic Dustbin, they had two bass players. Their first album was called God Fodder.
  6. ChrisHooker


    Jul 29, 2012
    Maryville, TN
    Big Bottom!

    (Talk about mud flaps, my girl's got 'em)
  7. Mitchinboxer


    Jan 25, 2012
    Miles Davis, his album Bitches Brew has two basses all the way through. Good luck hearing them :D
  8. Of Montreal uses 2 bass players on a number of tracks (live and on recording):


    fun song, fun video (if you aren't prone to seizures), fun basslines!
  9. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    as I just mentioned in another thread today, Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society had two bassists in a lot of its incarnations; my favorite is their debut album Eye On You which features Reverend Bruce Johnson and Melvin Gibbs on basses.

    Peter Gabriel's "That Voice Again" from the So album features electric bass & Chapman Stick, both played by Tony Levin (not simultaneously; one is obviously an overdub) playing a line that is ~95% identical, but just different enough (and panned to opposite sides) to make it obvious that it's two basses.

    Lots of Sting's bass parts on later Police albums (e.g., Ghost In The Machine and Synchronicity) were double-tracked with two different basses, but playing 100% identical parts and designed not to be perceived as a pair of instruments per se but just as a big thick bassline.
  10. daychris


    Nov 2, 2003
    West Virginia
    Morkobot. 2basses, no guitar. Weird? Yes. Pretty damn cool too.

  11. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty sounds like it has two basses in it, especially in the bridge sections - one low, one high, both P-basses.

    Beatles - Think For Yourself - Paul played the bass line then overdubbed it with fuzz bass.
  12. No there's an idea for an effect pedal..... Im off to the effects thread with this! :)
  13. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    The Imperfectinator.
  14. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    Frank Zappa "Tink Walks Amok"

    Outkast "Prototype"
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Pink Floyd --- One of These Days ...

    Roger Waters on a p-bass and David Gilmour on a Rickenbacker.
  16. klaus486


    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    Anthony Jackson and Yiorgos Fakanas on the INTERSPIRIT album.

    And a huge +1 on the Ronald Shannon Jackson stuff.
  17. PhR


    Dec 13, 2005
  18. ric4682

    ric4682 Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed!
  19. Anything by Dumpstaphunk.
  20. renyzen


    Jul 7, 2012
    "Yin & Yang" - Adam Nitti w/ Victor Wooten