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Well known, Female Bassists?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 1SHOT1HIT, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    +1 on the time period between 69 and mid 70's
    I saw Fanny in summer '69 and let me say, I was for lack of a better word, dumbfounded. I mean, female rock musicians! unheard of.
    There were female singers galore and in fact, Fanny opened for Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane(which was awesome to see Jack Casady from 4 feet away just nailing his bass lines. The main reason I was inspired to buy a bass) but it was hard to wrap me head around an entire band of female musicians. They put on a great show. It was a different time, everybody smoked cigarettes, Drugs were cool, DUI was just a $100 fine and there was no AIDS or herpes, except women didn't play rock, only sang.
  2. Octaves


    Jun 22, 2012
    This lady's my favourite. Now, if she were to offer lessons...
  3. davkane


    Jul 27, 2007
    Michael Steele is more from the pop end of the 80's... She played with the Bangles and the Runaways. I always enjoyed her playing.
  4. maggie8181 from Poland. A fabulous Hofner player of McCartney's basslines.

  5. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
  6. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    Ida Neilsen aka BassIda aka Ida Funkhouser is one of the baddest slap bassists out. She's all over youtube promoting her album and TC Electronics gear.
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  7. MyMusic


    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
    Nik West. Saw her at the Gerald Veasley Bass Boot Camp last year.
    Divinity Roxx. Hip Hop. Worked with Beyonce.
  8. P7Michelle4st


    Jul 19, 2013
    Michelle Rangel Go Betty Go
  9. bigswifty1


    Dec 8, 2011
    +1 Rebecca Johnson is great.

  10. Konza


    Jun 16, 2013
    Misa from Band-Maid
  11. Konza


    Jun 16, 2013
    Aina Yamouchi from Silent Siren. Not famous in the USA, but she has her own signature bass in Japan.

    Silent Siren is a new wave power pop 4 piece female band. While I can't understand the lyrics, the singing, songwriting and playing are top notch. I absolutely love their 2015 self titled album.
  12. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    The wiki page didn’t include Rhonda Smith.
    I wasn’t familiar with her until I saw her play with Jeff Beck in 2017. She’s got chops!
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