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acoustica1
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:41 am    Post subject: No thread about women bass players? Reply with quote

(I did a search but I didn't find anything)

Who is you favorite?

-Suzy Quattro

-Paz Lenchantin

-Kim Deal

-Carol Kaye

-Melissa Auf Der Maur

-Gail Ann Dorsey

-Rana Ross

-Anybody else?


I'm really impressed by this pretty young lady:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRFkOrnds8I
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Tim
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D'arcy Wretzky is still one of my faveourites.

Tal Wilkenfeld (in that video) gets quite a lot of press in bass mags, the Jazz/solo stuff is'nt my sort of thing but cleary good, I do like her, what I would call 'proper' bass-playing tho, this is her with Jeff Beck:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=32Ln-SpJsy0&feature=related
Nice fills but nothing too much.

Grunge seemed to have quite a few Female bass players, Maureen from Babes in Toyland is a mod on Fuzz.com
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1bassleft
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I was impressed by Tal (more so for her playing in a band rather than improv-clinic stuff). As Tim says, female bass players were de riguer in '90s indie bands. Even if they're not super-proficient technical types, Kim Deal and Melissa auf der Maur are faves of mine.
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Tim
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strangely, in my initial reply I forgot to mention my personal fave bass player: Jane Howden of Chicken Legs Weaver. We went to see them live locally and I was literally "Man, that's what I've always wanted to sound like!"

She looks pretty damn good too but that is definitely secondary to sounding fantastic!

Unfortunately there's not a massive selection on their Myspace but 'Rolling Wheel' (second track) pretty much demonstrates what I'm talking about. Even better live tho, so much more energy.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=52880827

EDIT: Wine+Spelling=Fail

EDIT 2: awwww, this was my 1000th post Very Happy
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1bassleft
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the grand Very Happy . I had a look at Chicken Legs but only the default track was available. Not a lot of bass but the band is clearly better, and more original, than a ton of "blues influenced" giggers. No wonder they have a rather impressive who's-who style list of "friends".
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Tim
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused They have 2 tracks on there Myspace the second track should be there? it is when I look...? strange, much more the bass I meant, ah well, they are good anyway. Like a lot of blues stuff it loosing a little bit of something in the recording but still great.
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