Types of Bass 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 Entwistle - The Who
  • Paul McCartney - The Beatles
  • Geddy Lee - Rush
  • Jaco Pastorius - Weather Report
  • Flea - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Bootsy Collins - Parliament Funkadelic
  • Victor Wooten - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
  • Chris Squire - Yes
  • Billy Sheehan - David Lee Roth/Mr. Big
  • Steve Harris - Iron Maiden