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Can you ID this bass? (Late 70's Euro punk)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smcd, Sep 7, 2013.


  1. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Can you ID the bass in this video? Elton Motello - Jet Boy Jet Girl
    Don't click on the link if you're easily offended.




    Here's the best image I can caputre. (the quality of the video is much better)

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    I figure it's European-made, probably in the 1970's. This video I figure to be about 1978/79.
     
  2. Asomodai

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  3. christopherogut

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    yup, looks like a Hayman 40/40
     
  4. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Wow. That is exactly what it is. I'm VERY impressed! :)
     
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  6. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Damned if I ever even heard of Hayman.

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  7. wraub

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    I'll have an IPA, please.
  8. jj4001

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    Love this song! Plastic Bertrand's "Ca Plane Pour Moi" may be way more famous but Elton Motello's is the original and coolest version.
     
  9. bassmalone4

    bassmalone4 Banned

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    Is Hayman associated with Wal in any way?
     
  10. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    It was made by one of the co-founders of Shergold, these companies were started at the same time as Wal in the same city but by different people.
    They obviously took inspiration from each other. Same shape and in further models, same principles for the pickups.
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  11. bassmalone4

    bassmalone4 Banned

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    Thanks. I couldn't find any info.
     
  12. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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  13. FriedFingers

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    Lol i wouldn't have expected to see Plastic Bertrand quoted here ! :D
     

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