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Fender Steve Harris Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigsnaketex, Dec 24, 2012.


  1. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    Any idea why this is the coolest bass I've ever owned?
     
  2. MiJaKo

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    I'll bite -- Why?
     
  3. mellowinman

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    Maple fingerboard? Great color?
     
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  6. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown Supporting Member

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    Because it's a Precision?
     
  7. CauliColin

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    Mirror pg and the finish?
     
  8. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    Because it's the bass that proves that the best bass for metal is a P with flats, thus neatly tying together several TB obessions in one neat bundle?
     
  9. odin70

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    Because its the best bass for metal
     
  10. TolerancEJ

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    It's the best bass for The Number of the Beast.
     
  11. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    It's coolest because Steve Harris played it clearly, precisely, & in perfect time and making it sound so good.
     
  12. Nobody

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    Because it's the bee's knees?
     
  13. Tugboat

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    Because it's the only bass you've ever owned.
     
  14. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

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    lol!

    I agree!
     
  15. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    Well boys, I've got lots of basses, many that are much more expensive. And while I think my Ric is very, very cool and I love the sound of it, there is something about the Steve Harris Signature that makes me very happy when I play it. I thought at first it was the flats and the chunky neck that make me happy (I have huge hands and I put flats on most of my basses anyway) but it's more than that. Maybe I just got a really good one.

    But I swear, this thing plays itself!!

    I was looking for something I may have overlooked as to "why"........
     
  16. El-Bob

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    Because it has the coffee freshly made when you get up for work in the morning?
     
  17. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    no, but I do think that blue sparkly coffee in a mirrored coffee cup would be cool.......
     
  18. odin70

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    Because you are Steve Harris?
     
  19. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    I'm more of a Motown boy - no head banging here.
     
  20. Tmw2011

    Tmw2011 Supporting Member

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    Well, except for the color and mirror pickguard, everything about the bass is oldschool. You're basically playing a 57' P with a sbp-1 (which is the vintage voiced one in the line) and a badass II on it.
     
  21. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Supporting Member

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    But the color is pimpin'!! And as we all know, the bass players are most assuredly the pimps in the band! We are the gate keepers to all things funky.
     

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