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Bootsy Collins Star basses...... how many...?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Muziekschuur, Jan 10, 2013.


  1. Muziekschuur

    Muziekschuur

    May 25, 2009
    Stavenisse
    Bootsy_Collins_at_Voodoo_2012-photos_by_Blake_James-DSC_0291-crop1.

    Today I saw a new Star bass. All of them were custom orders... Just how many Star basses have been made and what sets them apart...? Does anyone know?
     
  2. IDK but does that bass have lights in the body or is neon paint under a black light?
     
  3. lavmonga

    lavmonga

    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    How the heck do you slap a bass over 5 jazz pickups?
     
  4. JamesGoodall

    JamesGoodall

    Aug 29, 2011
    Dallas
    182.

    An interesting variation from Chris Stambaugh.
    *not mine*
     
  5. niki z

    niki z Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    I have no idea, but If I owned one, I'd rock the s**t out of it! :bassist:
     
  6. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Wouldn't the left bottom horn get in the way?
     
  7. Notice the fingerboard extension? He slaps right there. He's got a very efficient slap technique as well.
     
  8. living through the 1960's and doing tons of acid helps probably.
     
  9. Haha. I have nothing to say about the bass. Just that I love Bootsy. :D
     
  10. this one is his new warwick space bass. it has LED lights all over it.its amazing!
    usually he also uses DR neon strings that add even more celestial funk to his appearance
     
  11. mccartneyman

    mccartneyman

    Dec 22, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Managing Editor, Bass Guitars Editor, MusicGearReview.com
    I think any more than one of these is one too many. ;)
     
  12. JasonBurnham

    JasonBurnham

    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover, Ohio
    Just played with him yesterday. There are lights on the bass that are activated by toggle switch and he has some sort of metal bar on the side of his hand to slap easier with
     
  13. Yeah- that thing looks like a built-in ramp. That's actually a pretty sweet design. A strange part of me really wants that. Strange.