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Two Basses

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Waster, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Waster


    Nov 24, 2011
    Hi guys,

    So I replied to an ad on a local music forum posted by a bassist in my town looking for a band. He said he wanted to do something experimental, so I suggested we do something with two basses, which is something I have wanted to try for a while.

    My question is; does anyone know of any bands that do this kind of thing? There's a local electronic sort of band that use some live instruments, which include two basses, and I think King Crimson did it too? Anyone have any other examples?


    Also, is this the right sub-forum? Feel free to move it if it isn't :)
  2. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY
    Try three basses for real BIG BOTTOM! :D

  3. Maud


    Jan 2, 2012
    Down South (UK)
    I'm recall 'Primary' by The Cure as having two basses, drums and vocals.
  4. sloppy_phil


    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    pretty sure that Death From Above 1979 is/was just two bassists and a drummer.

    King Crimson did a 'double trio' in the 90s. Thrak is a great example, although I think one of the two bassists was using a Chapman Stick at all times. But both played it, so I never know which is which
  5. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
  6. HereIGoAgain


    Oct 16, 2011

    "On the BASS, Nigel Tufnel! On the BASS, David St. Hubbins! And on LEAD BASS.... DEREK SMALLS!!!!!!"
  7. mikeythekid


    Aug 24, 2011
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown Engineering
    My friend has a band that is called Kid is Qual. Lead bass and rhythm bass with a drummer, pretty sick!
  8. I played a Gig last night with two bass Players. Fun stuff.
  9. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    I wrote a multi-layered tune that I used all of my basses on. 2 basses harmonizing, holding the beat. 2 basses harmonizing, playing mild background riffs. And one bass that I just went nuts soloing. Wish I had posted it or emailed it to anyone. It was on my laptop that was stolen last summer. GRRRRRRRRRR!!! Can't wait to get my hands on that dude.

  10. youtube bass trio
  11. Audiophage


    Jan 9, 2005
  12. merrygoround


    Jan 2, 2011
    hey im from Australia, there are a few bands around with two bassists

    i personally love it
  13. The Lemon

    The Lemon Inactive

    Aug 16, 2011
    Rick James did this.
  14. Ned's Atomic Dust Bin
  15. gbazinet


    Aug 11, 2010


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