Types of Base Guitars

“None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.” Paul McCartney

The bass guitar is the forgotten instrument in the musical world. Bass players are often nameless, standing in the shadows of lead singers and guitar players. However, there are a few bass players who have managed to step into the limelight:

  • John EntwistleThe Who
  • Paul McCartneyThe Beatles
  • Geddy LeeRush
  • Jaco PastoriusWeather Report
  • FleaThe Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Bootsy CollinsParliament Funkadelic
  • Victor WootenBela Fleck and the Flecktones
  • Chris Squire Yes
  • Billy Sheehan David Lee Roth/Mr. Big
  • Steve HarrisIron Maiden