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What type of Bass does Dee Dee Ramone Play?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kramerica, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Kramerica

    Kramerica

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    Hey folks I just joined this site and I have only been playing the bass for 5 months. I am in my 30 something’s and loved the Ramones all my life. I got a bug up my butt this summer and wanted to start playing the bass. Rather that learning "Mary had a little lamb" and "twinkle twinkle" I started with Blitzkrieg Bop and I Remember You. I am now up to Green Day and Foo Fighters. I am having fun with it and it is a great way to relax. I was wondering if any of you bass prodigies know any information about Dee Dee Ramones Bass. I thought it was a P-Bass but I have also seen pictures of him with it but I also noted it appeared to be a Jazz Bass. Does anyone have any insight on this?
  2. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage. Supporting Member

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    From 1975-1986 he played Fender Prescisions, then started playing ESP Custom P-Basses, in various shapes/colors, etc.
  3. REMBO

    REMBO Supporting Member

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    Buy a Fender Precision!!!
  4. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Early on he used a Fender Musicmaster then switched to a Precision. Pretty sure the first album is all Musicmaster.
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  6. Psychbunny

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    Dee Dee also played a white Mosrite (high flyer type, 2-PU). You can see him with it in some of the South American tour footage. Blitzkrieg Bop is a great first song. If you can play that you can also play Louie Louie and Wild Thing BTW.
  7. cruzerjd

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    He played a short scale Fender of some sort when i saw him in 2001, pretty much right before he died. Some asshat in the audience pulled the input jack out while he was playing and he finished the show playing a Danelectro Hodad that someone had brought to have signed. Really cool guy, met him backstage and had a beer with his band (he wasn't drinking at the time, he had a bottled water) and shot the ****. One of the greats in my opinion.
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  9. bassteban

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    Awesome zombie thread is awesome.
    On topic, I find it amazing that one could like the Ramones and not seen something indicating that Dee Dee often played a Precison.
    Lets all come back 10 years from NOW and reanimate, eh?
    :(
  10. nagarjuna

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    Black Kramer with P pickup in 81' , I thought it sounded great...

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