Which Famous Bassists change bass brands as Frequently as us TBers?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Baird6869, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!! Supporting Member

    Which famous bassists change basses more often than many change their underwear?:D

    Just curious as to which famous bassists you think would impress even the hardest core Talkbass Classifieds-lurking TBers with their GAS inspired buying/selling.

    Also, what basses have the bassists in question been seen playing?

    I can't think of many, but John Entwhistle was definitely at the top of the list in his heyday.
  2. sarlscharisma


    Nov 6, 2007
    Chris Wolstenholme
    Adam Clayton
  3. Geddy Lee? Paul McCartney? Lemmy Kilmister? Steve Harris?
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  6. cfsporn

    cfsporn Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Robert Trujillo, Adam Clayton, John Entwistle
  7. Jason Black of Hot Water Music had a few basses through the years. Jeff Matz of High on Fire has also had a few.
  8. bluestarbass


    Jul 31, 2007
    Flea seems to play a lot of different ones. He's got a sig bass but plays fenders in videos and is also known for stingrays.
  9. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    Ricky Phillips of Styx. He plays a different bass for almost every song.
  10. David Ellefson has flip flopped.
  11. RBrownBass


    Aug 22, 2004
  12. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser Supporting Member

    Jaymi (of Talkbass, he's famous enough out here anyway).
  13. blipndub

    blipndub Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Olympia, Washington
    I think the question is during a live show how many pros swap basses between songs.
    I say JPJ, with Them Crooked Vultures he goes through 4 or 5 basses in a set.
  14. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA

    I've seen these two change basses after nearly every song. No brand loyalty whatsoever... Makes me shed a tear (and GAS pains)...
  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    To me, famous players flipping basses is not that big a deal because they have the option of getting basses free or at highly reduced rates. Some players players like Lee Sklar and Chuck Rainey, have seemingly supplemented their incomes through endorsements.
  16. Bruce Foxton: Ibanez Ric copy, Ric 4003, Fender P, MM Stingray (recording only), (was it) an Epiphone Hollow-Body, Aria SB-R60. Great bass player and inspiration to me. Probably why I have ended up with a Fender P and an Aria SB-1000.
  17. Zanderwestcoast

    Zanderwestcoast Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Victoria, BC Canada
    And don't forget the Spector NS2's!
  18. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Michael Anthony, without a doubt...and then goes on to endorse said brands in the bass mags.

  19. ...I think you just finished watching the same TV show that I did:) I really dug the reverse head Tele and the modded Jazz 5'er.
  20. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Jeff Ament plays a crap ton of basses too. I've seen him use Stingrays, Lulls, Hamers, electric uprights, P basses, and J basses.
  21. I learn something new every day here. I thought he primarily plays Yamaha basses and Peavey amps.