Why do bassists hold their bass so low?

Why do bassists hold their bass so low?

When you do that, it puts the notes we most often play—the low ones—farther out of reach. That means your fretting hand arm has to stretch out most of the time you play. That’s needlessly tiring on long gigs and practice sessions. It also makes the lower strings harder to reach.

Who is considered the best bassist of all time?

Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top Ten Bassists of All Time

  1. John Entwistle. The clear winner in our poll was John Entwistle of The Who.
  2. Flea.
  3. Paul McCartney.
  4. Geddy Lee.
  5. Les Claypool.
  6. John Paul Jones.
  7. Jaco Pastorius.
  8. Jack Bruce.

Who are the best bassists of all time?

Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists. Published on January 20, 2021 By Brett Milano Four mighty strings, 50 mighty players.

Who was the bass player for the Grateful Dead?

39: Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) Grateful Dead’s bassist always sounded exactly like what he was: an experimental composer who learned bass for the sake of joining a rock band. Not for him to be the grounding force in the jams. Lesh was more a catapult to parts further out.

Do you listen to a good bass player?

Listen to a good bass player. Hell, listen to any bass player. Imagine the music without it. The rumble and thump is gone. Many times, the melody leaves as well. Let’s stop the war on bassists. If I had it to do over, I would have started on drums or bass instead of guitar.

Who was the best bassist in the Rolling Stones?

The quietest of the quiet ones, Bill Wyman may invariably be the last guy you noticed in The Rolling Stones, but he was the consummate bassist in the sense that he knew how to support the songs without getting in the way.

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