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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gjohnson441496, Jan 10, 2018.
But this one looks good!
Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass
I don't get it. He has Warwicks with his name on them. He has multiple Fenders. It kinda diminishes the whole idea of a signature bass doesn't it? Not knocking the guy or the basses, but it seems a bit much.
He must have a really good agent to land all these endorsement deals, good for him.
Yep. I should make him a bass.
I've never seen anything like it. I like this bass though. and this one...
Adam Clayton Jazz Bass®
Thats a great bass, i shouldve kept mine really. I have one of his new p signatures and it is a very good one too.
Maybe he likes having more than one bass?
I'm guessing that he can get a sig from pretty much any company he wants. He and his band have more money than God (if God had money).
Are you saying he's no different than the rest of us?
Yep, and probably, like God, there's no need to carry cash or credit cards
I think other than the Warwick and the green Fender Jazz Bass.. Everything else is just a limited addition of some sort for a little extra excitement
What's behind this signature-thing is what PR guys and the advertising industry describe as "image tranfer". For me it works, but in the completely opposite direction: I can not decide what I detest more: the artists or the companies.
It was a gift given to him by the Moser watch company. He's a zillionaire who collects fine watches. God knows how much he may have spent on fancy watches. I'd be surprised if any basses like it will for sale to the general public, which is a different thing than all his "signature" basses from guitar makers.
"Adam Clayton is a bassist with style. He’s an avid collector of fine watches, and now he has just the instrument to match. H. Moser & Cie teamed up with Wild Customs to gift the U2 bassist with a gorgeous custom bass that brings his passions together."
It's not a signature model, it's a gift. And holy Moses (Moser), it's gorgeous.
But now back to the rapidly-degrading discussion on the evils of signature models...
I don't think he is even that great of a bass player honestly. They are way more talented players that could benefit from a signature model yet he has like 5.
He leads Robert Trujillo in signature basses, 3 to 2!
Takes many different basses to play all those 8th notes.
Reminds me of a female bassist named Rhonda something who was endorsing a different bass or string company every year, year after year.
I have never and will never buy a signature bass. People buy them thinking they are going to sound like the bass the artist uses. In reality, many artists make modification after they receive their basses from the manufacturer. For example, I remember reading an interview with Marcus Miller and he said that the first thing he did when he received his basses from Fender was to send them out and have the preamp changed. So people were buying the Marcus Miller signature bass and it wasn't even what he was using. This is typical of signature basses.
Most signature basses are just stock basses with an artist's name on the headstock. There may be some minor differences depending on the artist such as the bridge or pickups but the overall cost to produce them are relatively the same. Is it really more expensive for Fender to produce a stock MIA bass with an artist's name on it than it costs to produce one without the the artist's name? The answer is no. Yet people spend several hundred dollars more just because it has a name on it. I don't get it. In my opinion, it's just an excuse to artificially inflate the price of a stock bass.
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