Know Your Bass Player YouTube series from WhichBass
The Know Your Bass Player series is created by Whichbass.co.uk and dissects popular bass players. Going through their gear, the style and the techniques that they use to get their sound.
As a bass player and a sound engineer myself, I am fascinated by the instruments and gear out there that creates music.
I created this series to explore this world and find out how the the little things like an amplifier, string type or effect. Can change a musicians style and effect a composition.
If you consider your self a gear nerd (like me!) and want to know all the little details of the best bass players. Join me, each month where we look at a new bass player and figure out their secrets.
The current video schedule is about a month from the last release.
Current bass rigs covered
- Steve Harris Rig Rundown (Iron Maiden)
- Flea Rig Rundown (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- Flea’s Amplifier Rig strings and effects pedals
- Duff McKagan Rigrundown (Guns N’ Roses)
- Jason Newsted Bass Rig Rundown (formally of Metallica)
- Geezer Butler Bass Rig Rundown (Black Sabbath) (Black Sabbath, GZR, Heaven and Hell)
- Cliff Burton Bass Rig and amplifiers (formally of Metallica)
- Justin Chancellor Bass Rig (TOOL)
- Les Claypool (Primus)
- Lemmy Bass Rig (Motorhead)
- Geddy Lee Bass Rig (RUSH)
- Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave)
- David Ellefson bass rig – Megadeth
- Peter Steele bass rig (Type O Negative)
- Water bass rig (Ghost)
- Rex Brown bass rig (Pantera)
- Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
- Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves and Ozzy Osbourne)
- Robert Trujillo (Metallica) TBC
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While you’re here
Apart from the Know Your Bass Player videos, this website is full of resources for bass players new and old alike. Primarily, we discuss Which Bass you should buy as a beginner but in addition to this content. We also provide guides for experienced players and discuss related topics like “Should I buy a 5 string bass?“, “4 string vs 5 string” or “Precision vs. Jazz basses“.
For all of our current guides and discussions, take a look at the Bass Guitar Guides page.