musicandthewave
Registered User
Join date: May 2010
3,080 IQ
#1
are there any famous guitar players that are proficient in bass? I heard jimi hendrix played and wrote a lot of his basslines.
Last edited by musicandthewave at Jun 23, 2014,
The Judist
The problem is choice
Join date: Jan 2006
2,142 IQ
#2
Sheryl Crow
Stephen Stills
ZEN JUDDHISM
The new solo project, and spiritual philosophy... Album out now !
----------------------------------------------------------
hybrid 6.0
Debut album 'Silent Destruction' out now
Read the Two Guys Metal review here
ironmanben
Registered User
Join date: May 2009
2,513 IQ
#4
If you listen to the Stones Keith Richards played bass on several of their songs. Live With Me for example. And then a couple of things off Exile on Main Street and Goat's Head Soup I believe.
spacepick
Registered User
Join date: May 2014
12 IQ
#5
Yeah Mitch Mitchell started out as a guitarist too and only played Bass for Jimi as he was told that was the only job going. A lot of guys double on guitar and bass like you would on saxes.
badfish_lewis
Tab Contributor
Join date: Jan 2012
1,912 IQ
#6
Quote by spacepick
Yeah Mitch Mitchell started out as a guitarist too and only played Bass for Jimi as he was told that was the only job going. A lot of guys double on guitar and bass like you would on saxes.


I thought that was Noel Redding who was audition for guitar for the Animals and ended up as bass for Hendrix because Hendrix liked his hairstyle
smittyanthrax
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2009
1,935 IQ
#8
Billy corgan.im sure he wrote the basslines in all their early albums.
FatalGear41
War Mastiff!!!
Join date: Oct 2009
1,381 IQ
#10
Tom Scholz of Boston. He wrote and played all of the bass parts on all of Boston's albums, and the stuff on the first album (and pretty much the other albums, too) is right up there with the best of the bass players.
"Drinking is a skill and should be recognized as such!"

Quote by gregs1020
FatalGear41 knows the ways of the obscure. I hear it's just not with Gibsons. Beware, Halloween approaches...


Quote by Spaz91
DAMNIT FATALGEAR YOU RUINED MUH FLOW!
Ziphoblat
The Enigma
Join date: Jun 2010
390 IQ
#11
Quote by spacepick
Yeah Mitch Mitchell started out as a guitarist too and only played Bass for Jimi as he was told that was the only job going. A lot of guys double on guitar and bass like you would on saxes.


Mitch Mitchell plays drums - you're thinking of Noel Redding.

Ben Kenney of Incubus is first and foremost a guitar player - though I haven't heard any of his stuff.
Spare a Cow
Eat a Vegan
anarkee
oh the horror!
Join date: Aug 2006
3,136 IQ
#12
Hendrix actually played bass on quite a few of the recordings prior to the Band of Gypsies era.

I've seen Josh Homme play bass live and in videos and he's fairly competent.
MaggaraMarine
Slapping the bass.
Join date: Oct 2009
3,409 IQ
#14
Steve Vai records bass tracks for his songs in studio (though people like Billy Sheehan and Stu Hamm have also recorded bass tracks for him). And I'm pretty sure other solo guitarists like Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert have also recorded bass tracks on their albums. Ace Frehley from Kiss recorded bass to many of his songs, same with Paul Stanley - and Gene Simmons sometimes played the guitar. Geezer Butler was originally a guitarist but started playing bass in Black Sabbath. And as somebody mentioned, Noel Redding was also originally a guitarist. I think a lot of bassists in the 50s-60s were actually also guitarists because bass guitar was pretty new instrument back then.

Many guitarists do also play the bass because it's not that hard to learn to play the bass if you can already play the guitar well. I think bassline is an important part of the song so why should only bassists write their own parts to the songs? I mean, many times songwriters know what they are after and write all parts. You can't let everybody write their own parts completely because they may make the song sound way different from what the songwriter was originally after. It's really usual that the bassist writes guitar riffs or melodies. Or guitarist writes bass parts.
Quote by AlanHB
Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

Gear

Charvel So Cal
Ibanez Blazer
Yamaha FG720S-12
Tokai TB48
Laney VC30
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Jun 27, 2014,