Which bass player wore bass highest

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by robbie1973, Mar 19, 2022.

  1. High

    11 vote(s)
    22.4%
  2. Low

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. Middle

    35 vote(s)
    71.4%
  1. robbie1973

    robbie1973

    Aug 29, 2009
    I was just sharing with my wife the different positions of bass playing and how some wear it punk style down by ankles and others just under chin… then I thought,I wonder which famous bass player played bass slung the highest? Yep it’s a rainy Saturday here soooo this seems to be important question.
     
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  2. Peterson

    Peterson

    Mar 31, 2022
    Billy Sheehan plays his bass high

     
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  3. Crispus

    Crispus Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2020
    BF5160C8-BDBC-426D-99EC-C2BF58B246CE.jpeg The great Paul Denman.
     
  4. SteveCS

    SteveCS

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Yes, Paul S Denman is 'up there'. Also, Mark King has to get an honourable mention, although I think he plays a lot lower these days.
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  5. Eric Wood of Man Is The Bastard/ Bastard Noise played on the high side. Let’s you access the upper register. 7F4F26F3-C5F1-443A-BA21-79C1246B3B73.jpeg
     
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  6. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    This is the highest I've ever seen Robert Trujillo wear his:

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  7. Peterson

    Peterson

    Mar 31, 2022
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  8. Paul Webb of Talk Talk sprang to mind. Like a neck tie...

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  9. SPlavick

    SPlavick

    Feb 1, 2022
    Bill Wyman

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  10. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Keith Horne played his pretty high...
     
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  11. SPlavick

    SPlavick

    Feb 1, 2022
    Danny Partridge

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  12. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    Outstanding thread :D

    EDIT: i got nothing

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  13. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
  14. SPlavick

    SPlavick

    Feb 1, 2022
    Everything hangs lower as we age :D
     
  15. Dincrest

    Dincrest

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Among modern players, Brian Krahe of Krosis (who are a band making serious waves in modern metal circles) wears his bass fairly high: Brian Krahe (Krosis): "Begonia" playthrough on the LTD Deluxe B-1005

    Chris Chew (North Mississippi All Stars) wears it quite high: https://media.gettyimages.com/photo...in-support-of-picture-id524341174?s=2048x2048

    And while this may not be considered "wearing it high," Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne, Soften the Glare) wears his bass higher than most of his contemporaries in nu-metal circles did:
     
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  16. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Damn!!!
     
  17. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Gerry’s guy, Les Chadwick, had his way up there…
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    …but that seemed to be the thing at the time. As guitar and bass became more of a phallic symbol, the slinging got lower.
    Then there was The Peddlers’ bassist, does this count?
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  18. I like to be able to lick the strings. I get a nice faux bowing sound out of it.
     
  19. underwhelmist

    underwhelmist

    Nov 16, 2018
    UK
    Hooky is always quite low-slung. 29E6FB9E-56A7-4331-BFFF-983BEB087193.jpeg
     
  20. brokenstoned

    brokenstoned

    Sep 20, 2012
    Providence
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