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Bass Player ID help

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by iriegnome, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    2 things - Who knows who this bassist is and what Fender he is playing? The tuners look really odd and I don't recognize the player at all.
    http://youtu.be/4b04jq7NB1s
     
  2. Phe

    Phe

    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Wikipedia says he's Arthur Barrow (who has quite respectable CV! Frank Zappa, The Doors, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Billy Idol, Keith Emerson etc.) and he seems to playing Fender Jazz bass (bought used, as his homepage tells me).
     
  3. Phe

    Phe

    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
  4. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    But in that video, it isn't a Jazz he is playing. It is a Pbass.. It has a white fully covered split pickup, but the cover is very square.
     
  5. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I was able to do a screen capture of the bass. I really don't think that is a Pbass.
     

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  6. Phe

    Phe

    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Yeah, that's a P-bass.
     
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    But the tuners look odd...
     

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  8. Phe

    Phe

    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Maybe it's not Fender, then. The headstock looks odd too. C'mon, would somebody weight in on this! I'm sure there is people here who can recognize this bass from the headstock alone.
     
  9. Radio Face

    Radio Face

    May 2, 2013
    Bass, what bass? Oh, sorry, he's playing a Fender Elite 1 P Bass. I have the Elite 2, in the same color.
     
  10. thedovewarlord

    thedovewarlord

    Dec 29, 2010
    NY
    Jusdging by the two screen grabs I was able to get, looks a hella lot like a Fender Precision, note the white pickup covers. Are these relacements?
     

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  11. thedovewarlord

    thedovewarlord

    Dec 29, 2010
    NY
    Radio Face -- I stand down. You have this bass, I was guessing, though what's the difference between P and Elite? Is it something special about the pickups? OOh not a fan of this song and I saw Joe Cocker warm up for Stevie Ray Vaughn before he passed. Always been a fan of his early stuff... this 9 1/2 weeks soundtrack era though... uhmmm not my taste... but you do find great bass in all forms of music. I listen to CBS 101 and hear lots of great stuff
     



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