Not a common scenario, as we all know. Does anybody have any experience with this situation? I mean, in an orchestra there is a whole bass section, multiple basses in the same low end tonal range and the sound is really awesome. But they aren't all playing through loud powerful amps, so I'm thinking if there were two bass guitars on a stage both players should turn it down a few notches. More than a few. Some players might be reluctant, but hey, we're all adults, right? Also it seems kind of obvious that our hypothetical bass guitar duo shouldn't always play in unison (although that is what orchestra basses do). One guy could be playing the root while the other plays power chords an octave above; they could play harmony bass lines; they could alternate playing fills while the other holds down the root. There are lots of possibilities. The band or project wouldn't need a rhythm guitarist (sorry, guitar players) maybe one lead player and keys to round out the ensemble. Plus, bass players more than other musicians tend to be multi-instrumentalists, so both musicians wouldn't have to play bg all the time. I for one would like to play organ sometimes just for example. So anyway this is something I would really like to try some time. Have any of you done this?