Top 49 Bass Quotes

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“A lot of times, I played bass on songs. Gene plays guitar on some songs.”

― Ace Frehley

“I own a guitar, a piano, a bass.”

― Adam Driver

“I’m a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we’ve been in many bands.”

― Adam Jones

“I’m not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum ‘n’ bass record.”

― Ben Harper

“With guitar, bass and drums, you’ve got limited horizons.”

― Bernard Sumner

“Meditation is really good. I do that a lot with my bass player Bob, and we do TM: transcendental meditation.”

― Beth Hart

“I always got great respect as a bass player.”

― Bill Wyman

“I didn’t play a lot of bass as a kid, but I sang it.”

― Charlie Haden

“I learned to do a few tricks that other people hadn’t done before. I developed that trebly bass thing a little further.”

― Chris Squire

“I’m the quiet bass player.”

― Colin Hanks

“Trains had the greatest bass sound in the world.”

― Dion DiMucci

“My guitar-playing always included bass lines, melody lines, and rhythm-guitar grooves.”

― Donovan

“My son, Wolfgang, plays drums, guitars and bass.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully.”

― Elizabeth Moon

“I love electronic music, and I love drum and bass.”

― Fred Durst

“I like to practice on the bass, but I don’t do it as often as I should.”

― Geddy Lee

“Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.”

― Geezer Butler

“Eliminating the piano means that I’ve always worked closer with the bass than most players.”

― Gerry Mulligan

“I was a bass fisherman. I liked bass. That was my thing.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“Ever since I picked up a bass, I’ve written songs.”

― Jeff Ament

“I played a bass player and a singer in a movie once, but I totally lip-synced to everything.”

― Jessica Pare

“The lousy guitar player in any band is the bass player.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“That first bass I had was an Eko, a very old thing with a thin neck, I had that for quite a while.”

― John Deacon

“I’ve got a Fender Concert amp from the ’60s, the one Joe Osborn used. He played his bass through it.”

― Johnny Rivers

“Being an actor is like being a bass player: one of the component parts to the collective hole.”

― Juliette Lewis

“I love bass, I really do. Bass is ace!”

― Karen O

“I still don’t really feel like a bass player.”

― Kim Gordon

“For KRS-One, I have a specific sound – sparse drums and bass. I try to steer away from elaborate productions.”

― KRS-One

“Let there be bass.”

― Leo Fender

“Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that’s not what I call rock.”

― Little Richard

“You can’t beat 2 guitars, bass, and drums.”

― Lou Reed

“You can’t beat two guitars, bass, and drums.”

― Lou Reed

“I have two main bass guitars, and my main bass is a four-string 1964 Fender Jazz, and I’ve named it Justine.”

― Malcolm-Jamal Warner

“I’m doing bass trap; I’m doing EDM songs.”

― Mannie Fresh

“Drums, bass, guitar, keys, I play a little of each of those.”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“It’s really important for the bass and the drums to somehow blend.”

― Mike Gordon

“Billy Sheehan has always been my number one favorite bass player of all time.”

― Mike Portnoy

“Vocally, I don’t think analogue makes that much difference, but with guitars, it definitely makes some difference. With drums and bass, absolutely.”

― Myles Kennedy

“As I said, when we needed to move over to rock’n’roll, Sam and Vernon couldn’t quite make the shift. So that’s when Larry took over on drums, and we needed a bass player.”

― Neil Innes

“On Ain’t No Telling I came up with the bass solo.”

― Noel Redding

“When I listen to a record, or when I’m making a record, I listen to everything. I listen to the drums, the bass, the voice, the arrangement. I listen to the whole piece as an ensemble.”

― Paul Weller

“I like a lot of bass players. I like a lot of tuba players too.”

― Rick Danko

“I’m not a ‘practicing’ musician anymore. I played bass and guitar. I still pick up a guitar around the house every once in awhile.”

― Scott Borchetta

“I came from an era when we didn’t use electronic instruments. The bass wasn’t even amplified. The sound was the sound you got.”

― Stan Getz

“Bass guitar is the engine of the band.”

― Suzi Quatro

“I play guitar, piano, bass and percussion.”

― Teena Marie

“I started taking the bass more seriously when I heard Jaco Pastorius.”

― Thundercat

“From the rugged cliffs of Cape Liptrap peninsula jutting bravely into the swells of Bass Strait, the coast arcs southeast, hugging the waters of Waratah Bay with sweeping flat lines of fine pale sand and knotty scrub.”

― Tim Cope

“I play bass. I don’t have to go out there and screech.”

― Tina Weymouth
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