Sting’s 10 best basslines with The Police

Sting of The Police during The Police in Concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles - June 20, 2007 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States.
(Image credit: Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

Much has been said about Sting since he teamed up with Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland back in the mid-’70s. The Police only lasted from 1977 to 1984, but in that time they became the most popular trio since the Jimi Hendrix Experience – what was their secret?

“Well, we were a pop band,” says Sting. “But we were also good musicians. It’s not just about having blond hair and looking good, it’s about having some kind of substance to what you do.”

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Nick Wells

Nick Wells was the Editor of Bass Guitar magazine from 2009 to 2011, before making strides into the world of Artist Relations with Sheldon Dingwall and Dingwall Guitars. He's also the producer of bass-centric documentaries, Walking the Changes and Beneath the Bassline, as well as Production Manager and Artist Liaison for ScottsBassLessons. In his free time, you'll find him jumping around his bedroom to Kool & The Gang while hammering the life out of his P-Bass.