Two Bass Players?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Hues, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    There are bands with two drummers, two keyboardists, multiple guitars,etc....I've wondered if there are or have been any bands with two bassists?

    No, Spinal Tap's three bass Big Bottom doesn't count....That's one song by a mock band.
  2. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Did you try using search? There are some other threads on this topic.
  3. One bass player can play the EA and the other the DG
  4. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    Willie Nelson toured with two in the late 70's. His great live album, "Willie and Family Live" from that period has both playing and pictured on the cover. I saw them in 78 and it appeared they were playing the same lines.

    I saw Willie Dixon in the early 80's. His son played a Rickenbacker while Willie played his upright.
  5. Ned's Atomic Dustbin, December 2009 ... The band had an unusual line-up of two bass players,
  6. ma4rk


    Jun 28, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    There was a band called Pre-Shrunk - 2 bass & 1 drummer.
  7. Gravy4001


    Jan 9, 2012
  8. mmoore1


    Nov 15, 2012
    Just like two men on a motorcycle together; it shouldn't be done.
  9. Echovox


    May 8, 2009
    There was a band in the early 90s called Cop Shoot Cop
  10. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Adam Ant.....playing the high and low octaves.

    Better yet, how about band consisting of Drummer and Bass Player/Singer (2 piece)
  11. Vic Koler

    Vic Koler

    Sep 24, 2007
    Los Angeles
    During the heyday of recording in LA, in the '60's, three basses on a session was the norm. One upright, one electric, and a third on Danelectro 6-string.
  12. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    I did and no thread titles came up.
  13. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    The info coming from you guys is killer...Thanks.
  14. one of the cuts on one of the classic Getz and Gilberto albums from the mid'60s had two uprights on it, but I can't recall the name (which was in Portuguese). If I find it I will post it. It was great stuff.
  15. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    Hugo Largo had 2 basses

  16. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    Actually, I was thinking one would play a more standard background rhythm part and the other a lead part.
  17. Morphine has a bassist with 2 strings, and no gui****
  18. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    As did The Presidents Of The United States Of America...Here's one of his "basses".

    2st-kawai. Presidents_Of_The_United_States_Of_America.
  19. Mulebagger


    Dec 12, 2007
    poppin in the corn belt
    Endorsing Artist: Zon Guitars, Tsunami Cables, DR Strings, GK
    Balancing Act uses two bassist
  20. canshaker


    Dec 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown/ESP/Dunlop/Line 6/Normandy.
    Vanilla Ice had 2, when he did his Nu-Metal thing.
    They were Doug Ardito, now in Puddle Of Mudd, and Scott Shriner, now in Weezer.