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70's band "Jigsaw" Bassist

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ToP fan, Jun 11, 2019 at 2:31 PM.

  1. ToP fan

    ToP fan Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Waterloo, Ontario
    Heard an oldie today and had to look it up- Sky High by Jigsaw- watched some video of them and was interested in the weird bass being played- anyone have an idea about what this thing is??


  2. Cool bass, I suspect a chop job or custom build on that one.

    Good luck finding another picture of it. It seems Barrie Bernard (Jigsaw bassist) also used some kind of Burns looking thing with a scroll headstock, and a Gibson EB-style bass.

    He is currently a professional illusionist, doing magic and creating illusions for other pro magicians.
  3. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    The headstock suggests customized Burns.
  4. That's very possibly the modding platform right there. Pickups and placement seem identical. Pickguard and controls have been completely refashioned.
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  5. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Don't you hate when you can't find the exact pic?
    I mean, one has to exist, right?
  6. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I did a double-take because I used to be in a band called Jigsaww (note 2 W's).
  8. So........you like a Burns do you?
  9. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Somebody sure does!
  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Who's collection is that?
  11. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
  12. OaklandA


    May 19, 2019
    Is it a Burns? Looks like one of those odd Italian pieces from that era.
  13. blastoff

    blastoff Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    but what kind of tool did he use to customize it ?
  14. MBE.
    eccles77, teh-slb, smcd and 5 others like this.
  15. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Was probably a heavy beast and he found a solution...
  16. Looks like an early case of that bass drilling and lightening obsession we've seen a bit of on TB lately!
  17. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Looks like the guy who went on to play with a three piece band from Canada.
  18. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    Cool bass, but I'm more interested in the band's wardrobe
  19. No doubt it is a Burns that had some lets just say alterations ha ha ha. My guess is he was going for a jig jaw puzzle piece design
  20. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    Early '70s UK pop was rife with gear like that. Especially what the bassist is wearing.

    Here's another shower, Kenny, from the same era.

    Kenny Band.
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