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

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

  1. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009

    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


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


    Aug 29, 2011

    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


    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


    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.