I'm a newish member to TB and I thought I'd take a read through old threads when I found the now dead Bad-Ass Female Bassists post & I was crazed to find no one mentioned Sara Lee. Sara lee is a great bassist, gender aside. She is best known for her work in the B-52s (she's in the tub in the Loveshack video) and the Indigo Girls, but also has played with Ani DiFranco, Robyn Hitchcock, Gang of Four, the Thompson Twins, Joan Osborne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Fiona Apple AND she released a solo album. She is the epitome of graceful musical playing, someone who can deftly play melodies on the bass while supporting the song rather than covering it over. Many of her basslines absolutely fascinate me (her bassline from the song "Three Hits" is among my favorite basslines ever). I often listen to the Indigo Girls Rite of Passage when I am writing basslines for sessions. Very inspiring and worth a listen! Where there other perhaps less obvious female bassists that were missed? http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24705&highlight=female Oh, and not to be an ass, I found some incorrect info in that thread so here some corrections to some of those posts: Natasha Schneider of Eleven does not play bass, she plays keys and covers the bass with her left hand... while also she plays with her right and sings at the same time. She is one of the most amazing musicians I have ever seen, but sadly, not really a bassist. I love to fool students with her stuff - every single one of them believes it's a bass guitar until I tell them otherwise. If you want a real work out you can try to play "Kneeling on One Knee" off of the rather excellent Thunk record. Great song from an underrated band with a 'bassline' that will school most. Good luck! Skin does not play bass in Skunk Anansie (RIP); a fellow name of Cass (real name Richard Keith Lewis) handled the bass duties for them and for Skin's subsequent solo effort. And I agree, that Sevendust song Skin sings on is insane. That is all, lol!