Brian May Guitars is releasing a bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Regan Lay, Mar 31, 2021.


  1. Regan Lay

    Regan Lay

    Mar 19, 2021
    BMG is releasing what looks to be a 4 string bass based on his famous “Red Special” guitar. The BMG Bass
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Ricky Rioli

    Ricky Rioli

    Sep 29, 2020
    UK
    The specs say the nut is 45mm / 1.34" - which is garbled. I think they might mean 45mm / 1¾"
     
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  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    That’s been around for at least 5 years if not more.

    I’ve had G.A.S. lurking in my bowels for quite sometime ever since I first saw that website.

    And now you go and get the G.A.S. going again. :D

    Seriously, I am interested in one but have been waiting to read some reviews from TB from people who actually have one.
     
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  4. Acidic Pool

    Acidic Pool

    Feb 16, 2021
    I like it! Kinda wish it was longer scale, tho...
     
  5. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    I expect the Brian May acolytes will nod approvingly.
     
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  6. Needs Clover tuning keys...
     
  7. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA/RS
    Where are these basses made ?
     
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  8. Someone posted a Dillion Brian May bass copy IIRC a while ago. it looked so much better than the BMG version.
     
  9. Acidic Pool

    Acidic Pool

    Feb 16, 2021
    *googles* Hmm, those look cool too, but I think I'd rather have the mudbucker and bridge SC setup than 3 SCs.
     
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  10. Pickup-wise it reminds me of my old Ovation Magnum.
     
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  11. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Ohio
    Brian May bass?.....and why?
     
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  12. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

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  13. lfmn16

    lfmn16

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Korea. $1,050 in American dollars. A little high IMHO.
     
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  14. klejst

    klejst

    Oct 5, 2010
    Without even looking I already had the impression it was going to mirror his guitar.

    Looks kinda cool though but the price is sort of steep in my opinion.
     
  15. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA/RS
    I'm fairly certain that is where the similarity ends...Magnums were one of the most serious basses ever built, IMO.

    Agreed. It would make for an interesting project base if the price were significantly lower. Oh well...
     
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  16. Halabja

    Halabja

    Jul 16, 2011
    CT
    I actually like the aesthetics outside the context of this being a Brian May item.

    Not a fan of the price.
     
  17. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Jan 1, 2014
    2 blocks east of Mars
    Decendant from the Clovis culture. "Emitting that wonderful bass effect since 1970".
    Is it as good as this?

    john-mayer-signature-bass.jpg
     
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  18. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    I dig it
     
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  19. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Can't seem to find "Brian May" in the Big Book of Bass.
    Is he a bassist, a luthier?
     
  20. 2F/2F

    2F/2F

    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ugh. That neck pickup and location. :vomit: :banghead: :rollno: Why!
     
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