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Great 60's Fender Bassists

There have been countless great Fender bass players since Leo introduced the first Fender electric bass in 1951.

I've decided to compile a list of who I thought were the most influential Fender bass players from the 1960's.

I chose that time period because in my opinion that was the golden age of bass playing.

To qualify for this list the bassist has to have played a Fender Bass as their main axe during that decade.

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Fender Bass Myths

Fender has been around a long time, and over the years several myths have developed about Fender Basses . The question is....are any of them true?

When Fender first started making basses the only thing on the company's agenda was to produce high quality instruments efficiently. But as time went by and Fender became a legend and their instruments became collectible, the stories began to grow and the myths were born.

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Mike Watt: Jammin Econo
Mike Watt is one of the most important punk and post punk bassists to ever wield the thud-staff. His influence is far reaching in the bass community and his status in punk rock history is legendary.Watt's musical philosophy encompasses everything from punk rock to Bob Dylan to John Coltrane and beyond. Some of you may be thinking, "hey I don't consider Mike Watt a Fender Bass player" and to be totally honest you may have a point.Actually Mike d...
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