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Help me identify Phil Rind's bass! (Sacred Reich)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendgenerator, Jan 29, 2012.


  1. lowendgenerator

    lowendgenerator

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    Been on a 90s metal kick today, and while watching some Sacred Reich videos I noticed something cool. Phil's bass appears to be a Fender Precision, but he's got dual humbuckers instead of a split-coil.

    A subsequent google image search was unable to turn up a real clear image, but it almost like a G&L body with a Fender neck. I didn't know this was possible. Here's a link to the video:

    Sacred Reich - The American Way

    Here's some stills from the video, lower left hand pic:

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    Whaddya think?
     
  2. fretno

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    looks like a G&L body with a Fender neck
     
  3. nixdad

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  4. lowendgenerator

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    OK, I can jive with it being a G&L, but what of the headstock?
     
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  6. bassguitarthund

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    Yup headstock looks Fender to me also. I agree with fretno that it might have a fender neck on it.
     
  7. lowendgenerator

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    That's what I'm thinking, but I didn't know you could fit a Fender neck to a G&L body.
     
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  11. lowendgenerator

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    Watching the video again, I don't think that's a lawsuit era G&L headstock. At least, not like Chef's old G&L you linked.
     
  12. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

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    Sacred Reich...loved that band back in the late 80's early 90's. They ranked up there with Testament, and Anthrax for me.
     
  13. chris lykins

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    I toured with Sacred for many months and Phil almost always played his G&L. There was a period where they had an ESP endorsement but live it was that G&L. Great band and guys!
     
  14. phil rind

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    The bass is a G&L I bought from Jason Newsted when he was in Flotsam. We put an unfinished maple Warmoth Jazz bass neck on it. I like jazz bass necks. That neck is on the bass I play now, an old 70's p-bass I bought in a pawnshop re-painted and put some emg's in. My other bass is a swamp ash Warmoth p-bass body with the unfinished maple jazz neck and seymore duncan p/j pick ups. I prefer the duncans to the emg's. All basses were built by Rich Beck in Tempe AZ. I hope this clears it up.
     
  15. Rip Topaz

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    One of my favorite bands of all time!
     
  16. mattwear

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    Ah, yet another classic Talkbass moment. Thanks for chiming in Phil. Love your bass sound!
     
  17. vegas532

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    Good to have Phil around and hopefully you turn up some more. I used to have one of the G&L SB-2 JJ and had to sell it to pay medical bills. That's the one bass I sold that I miss the most. If you ever find one, snag it! They sound incredible!!
    This was mine:
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  18. vegas532

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    And just for laughs, here's the bass mentioned in the OP in the hands of its other owner:



    King of the nerds, at your service. :ninja:
     

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