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What acoustic bass guitar is Roly Salley playing on Chris Isaak's Christmas show?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jmlee, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

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    I was watching a re-broadcast of Chris Isaak's Christmas Soundstage show from 2008 and was remarking on the smooth, upright-like tone that Roly Salley was getting from his acoustic bass guitar and that dual Fender set-up of his. Can anybody ID the guitar?

    You can see a clip here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k6fl8ps_DI
  2. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Sponsored by Jagermeister Supporting Member

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    That's a Washburn. The kind with the angled slots for the sound hole.
  3. bluesblaster

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    I like that darker color. Most I've seen are the sunburst.
  4. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Caca! I can't quite make the models available now jibe with Roly's back in '08. The current AB10 model which is black has a sharp horn on the cutaway while the one in question is rounded. By contrast the AB40 and AB45 have the rounded horn but the wrong bridge. It's clearly a Washburn though, maybe an earlier model or some sort of hybrid. Outstanding tone, though.

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