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83 USA Fender Bullet/Wooten

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 6stringvince, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. 6stringvince

    6stringvince Supporting Member

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    Some days the bass Gods do listen! While on vacation in FloridaI I happened to see an article in last nights local paper about Victor Wooten playing tonight at Largo Cultural Center, quick search on line and I snag one of the last 3 tickets remaining, a further search on line and I see he's doing a clinic just down the road. I head out for the clinic, with a bit of time to spare I stop in at a Pawn Shop on the way and snag this beautiful 83 Fender Bullet (USA) for a VERY good price! I brought it to the clinic, Victor signs it for me, and I spend the next 2 plus hours listening to Victor and watching him play. He is a genuinely great guy, who's as much a philosopher as he is an unbelievable player. Next he hands me his bass to check out and pass it around... Wow!
    Home for a quick dinner and off to the show,
    Steu Hamm opened up on his own, no band, followed by 2 hours of jaw dropping Wooten, also on his own, then they played together for a while, and completely blow me away!
    I get home, do a quick string change/setup on the new Bullet, plug it in to my Pod x3 (I always bring it and a bass with me while on holidays), and it doesn't take me long to figure out this thing is awesome. Sounds great, plays great (amazing neck!), and in near perfect shape!
    This day is how I would picture bass heaven... ImageUploadedByTalkBass1388817875.301170.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1388817925.580064.jpg
  2. Oren Hudson

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    Now that's a far out day and night. I'm envious. :cool:
  3. leadfingers

    leadfingers Two decades of lead guitar before finding my way. Supporting Member

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    Very cool!
    Sounds like you had a fantastic day/night and snagged a keeper bass. Congrats!
  4. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    I went to his seminar/class a few years ago and he was great as was his drummer. I got to hang out with him awhile and his drummer and I hit it off.Victor allowed anyone there to come up and play his yin yang Fodera and some of the players were pretty good. I got the pics he had signed and we got to hang a little after the gig he did that night. A very down to earth guy both of them. Can't remember his drummer who was awesome and a great person.

    Victor had his kids come on stage and play some that night..great show.

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