The highest and the lowest?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Alvaro Martín Gómez A., Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Hi everybody.

    This thread is about which famous bassists wear the instrument the highest and the lowest. To me, they are Mark King and Robert DeLeo. What I want is: If you know even more extreme players, please post some pictures or links to see them in action. Thank you in advance!
  2. fieldy and that bass player from godsmack play it pretty low,
    stephan lessard (DMB) plays it pretty high
  3. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Timmy C is up there for the highest bass strap award.

    Mark Hoppus for low strap.
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I think Doug Pinnick wears it even lower.
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Rob Trujillo had to sew together two straps to get his low enough, he wins.


    You may close this thread now... we have our winners. ;)
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Can't get no higher than that. That's Quinton Berry I believe!
  7. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
  8. Vic wears his up real high too. Doesn't Shavo of SOAD play real low?
  9. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    He used to, but he realized he needed to wear his bass right.

    Highest: Mark King

    Lowest: Robert Turjillo (ridiculous, he has to sew three straps together to get the right length)
    EDIT: I just read Matt Tills post, lol. I guess he uses three straps , I thought it was two also, but then I read the Marcus issue of Bass Player, and his tech mentions having to sew three.
  10. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    Rex Brown also plays very low, Wooten plays high, Jan Erik Tiwaz from Borknagar plays quite high too
  11. Lewi_wilko


    Mar 24, 2004
    Thats one fine necklace he's got going on there
  12. he really does have an interesting technique!
    anybody see this guy?
    thats how he actually plays the bass!
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I know. I was thinking, I should take a picture of myself with my bass as high as it can go and submit it, but then I thought I'll just end up lookin' like Q. Bear. So, I just found a pic of him. Saved me some time.
  14. Bill Dickens wears his way up there.
  15. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Peter Hook

    [​IMG] Vinnie Hornsby, Sevendust

    [​IMG] Norwood Fisher of the mighty Fishbone

    Ken Casey, Dropkick Murphys
  16. Ahh! I was going to say Norwood. Also Ben Sheppard from Soundgarden.

    Highest: Keith Horne.