If you could own a celebrity's bass...

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  1. ilovenofrets

    ilovenofrets Supporting Member

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    Perhaps this has been asked before, but here it goes.
    If you could own a bass that was/is owned/played by a famous bassist(that you would play, not just collect), which one(s) would it be?
    My list-
    Sting's white Spector NS-2
    Sting's Ibanez Musician fretless
    Pino Palladino's MM Stingray fretless
    Tony Franklin's JayDee fretless
    Geddy Lee's red Wal
  2. 62Jazzbass

    62Jazzbass

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    My first thought is John Paul Jones' Jazz bass. But since I already HAVE an old burst Jazz, maybe his Alembic 8 banger!
  3. IronLung1986

    IronLung1986

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    michael manring's' hyperbass!
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  4. TheCush

    TheCush

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    Roger Waters' black Precision bass that he played in Live at Pompeii.
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  6. 20db pad

    20db pad

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    I been everywhere, man...
    If I was going to really play the famous player's bass, I'd probably take the CAR Sadowsky Will Lee model that Will plays on Letterman.
  7. RikiTiki2

    RikiTiki2

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    Nigel's Fender Bass VI. just don't touch it, and don't point even
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  8. ilovenofrets

    ilovenofrets Supporting Member

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    LOL! Can you hear the sustain? You would, if it were plugged in.
  9. Marton

    Marton

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    Jamerson's P-bass.
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  10. Schlyder

    Schlyder

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    hahahahaha I call dibs on The Bass of Doom. Jaco's '62 Fender Jazz.
  11. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

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    Well I got to play Bobby Vegas 66 Jazz at the NAMM show and that is the one.
  12. julo

    julo

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    Wasn't he still playing the burst @ Pompeii?
  13. bigntasty

    bigntasty

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    Mel Schacher's Fender Jazz Bass with the mudbucker, or
    John Entwistle's Warwick Buzzard Bass.
  14. phatbass

    phatbass

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    Jack Bruce's Gibson from the '68 Cream farewell performance.
  15. knucklehead G

    knucklehead G

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    +1
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    tie between rinus gerritsen's old longhorn that got stolen and joey spampinato's silvertone.
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  17. Big chicken

    Big chicken

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  18. EpiRipper

    EpiRipper

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    Gene Simmons original Kramer Axe
  19. PhR

    PhR

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    Doug Rauch's black mudbuckered P/J Jazz Bass.
  20. perogato02

    perogato02

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    Paul Simonon's P-bass from 'London Calling'

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    Although playing it would be difficult without some restauration :cool:
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  21. Moofknock

    Moofknock

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    Sir Paul's lost Hofner :bassist:

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