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best 60s psychadelia bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sloppysubs, Oct 17, 2004.


  1. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    for some reason ive been listening to a bunch of 60 psychadelia and surf rock type stuff. i got it off this itunes deal. anyway whats the best bass for that kind of music? not to say a bass should designate a style but i know those guys played something other than warwicks, zons, spectors, alembics etc. anyway i was thinking mosrite or vox basses.
     
  2. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Precisions and Jazzes, I'd guess.
     
  3. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Also, think of the hollow-bodies like Guild Starfire, Gibson EB-2. Danelectro shorthorns and longhorns would also do the trick.
     
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Since Precisions and Jazzes are taken, how about a Ric?

    Surf...very much P bass territory.

    Others...as others have said, Ps, Js, EB Gibsons, Clear Dan Armstrong (Ampeg) basses, maybe a Hagstrom or two...
     
  5. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Another vote for a Gibson EB series with a wild, multi-colored paint job.

    'In a white room,....' :D
     
  6. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    thanks guys and gals. ill look into those.
     
  7. well, i am a sucker for all those jaguar shaped basses...a lot of japanese companies made them...zimgar, tiesco del ray to name two...i love those!
    especially if they are short-scale!

    Charlie
     
  8. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Mustang.
     
  9. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    mosrite! mosrite! mosrite! that venture bass is pretty Awesome
     
  10. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    i swear im gonna buy one. one of these days.
     
  11. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    A Rickenbacker 4001S stripped down and repainted courtesy of
    The Fool. The holy grail of bass psychedelia.

    Slug
     
  12. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    McCartney painted his bass. And, it wasn't stripped till after the paintjob. But otherwise I agree completely. I've got one myself.
     
  13. bluemonk

    bluemonk

    Dec 17, 2002
    Michigan
  14. Actually, I think White Room was done on a Danelectro Longhorn...
     
  15. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Yep.
     
  16. speaking of cream...[​IMG]
     
  17. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Yeah, I've thought about having my Fender BassVI painted like that.
     
  18. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    This is my current favorite psychedelic thumper!
     
  19. If I remember, the paint ruined the electonics. As it is, the paint had to be scraped off the fretboard for Eric to use the SG again.

    I love all that "the Fool" artwork. Baker's drum heads, the Sgt. Pepper and MMT inner sleeve, the Apple boutique...
     
  20. I would say whatever you like......But something quadraphonic wouldn't hurt. Anyone know where to get a good quadraphonic bass? I'll have to put that on my list of things to get eventually, right after wall of sound and azmoth coordinator. :bassist: