The evolution of the bassist
For over 70 years the electric bass has been key in helping to set the tone for modern music. Usually underrated, often overlooked, but forever essential, we look at what’s expected from today’s bass players.
Posted: 19 February 2019
Since the first mass-produced bass guitars hit the market in the early 50’s the bass has been a staple of rock and pop groups. On top of this if you speak to any bassist they’ll tell you that it is a pretty simple instrument to pick up and learn. So why are bassists often difficult to find, and when you do find one what’s expected of them?