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Anthony Jackson's Bass Guitars

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SethD, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Career Girl




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  3. No. 9

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  4. Richard_P_Harve


    May 19, 2011
    Photo's not showing up for me.
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    tightbidness, reposting TalkBass attachments in img tags does not work. You'll have to either rehost the photos somewhere else, or download them and upload them as attachments in these posts.
  6. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I thought I was going insane, wondering why I couldn't see those.
  7. Thanks Bryan. Updated...
  8. Robin Ruscio

    Robin Ruscio Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver, CO, USA
    Is Career Girl ash/rosewood? What year is that bass from?
  9. Yes, ash/rosewood, '73 Jazz body and '75 Precision neck according to Brave New Bass.
  10. Robin Ruscio

    Robin Ruscio Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver, CO, USA
    That's funny, I've just recently decided that's my favorite wood combo and have a Fodera and Callowhill Junk on order that use those woods. I guess AJ and I have similar tastes.
  11. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    East Bay, CA
    Sweet! Is that the bass he used on the O' Jays "For the Love of Money"?
  12. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Hi everyone. I recently acquired AJ's Ken Smith bass from an Ebay sale. It's the first Smith bass he commissioned, and #3 of all his contrabasses.

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  13. jnuts1


    Nov 13, 2007
    that smith rules
  14. Petethebassman


    Mar 7, 2008
    What has happened to it? It looks like somebody has sawed off a piece of the body.
  15. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    No one has given me a clear story about the damage, and I don't care to speculate.

    I will say that it's not a clean break. Look at this other photo. The back wood got cut off a little more than the front.

    What's important is that this instrument set the standard for 6stringers to follow - 34" scale, 26 frets, 2" wide at the nut, 3.5" at the 26th fret. The spacing is kind of narrow, but by all accounts *much* better than the Carl Thompson.

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  16. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    According to Chris Jisi's article in Bass Player, Sept 2005, the "Money" bass was a 73 Precision with Rotosounds.
  17. Thanks for sharing a piece of history. Interesting that the bass is attributed to "Smith~Fodera."

    What is the circular piece of wood next to the neck pickup?
  18. edking


    Jan 1, 2007
    Does anyone have footage of him "Townsend-ing" that six string!? :eyebrow:

    Can learning a Bach Cello Suite really piss someone off that much!?

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