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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Regan Lay, Mar 31, 2021.
I would have to pass. I guess if it had different pickups, body, and headstock, it might pique my interest. Just not my thing. I do like the 31.5" scale length though. Plus, as others have mentioned, price seems a little high. But that just me. I'm sure there are some that will absolutely love it, buy it and play it for years to come. I love that there's something for everyone out in the world these days.
I dig BM but didn't know there was a BMG. I see he's not employing a lot a guitar shape designers!
Astrophysicist and noted photo collector. Side gig as guitarist.
Interesting. A little bit of EB0 and a little bit of Ovation Magnum in its DNA.
The closest I would come to this one would be a 34” scale Gibson EB 3L in Cherry Red.
The Brian May series of instruments are the result of a long-time collaboration between Brian May and Barry Moorhouse, the owner of The Bass Centre in England (the first bass-only store in the world launched in '84, which lead to The Bass Centre in Los Angeles, the first bass-only store in the U.S. which was in business from '86-'96.) As far as I understand, demand for the Brian May series of guitars is quite high and they are doing very well. With Barry being a bassist and his bass background, offering a bass (which has been available for several years as mentioned above) was a logical step. A matter of fact, The Bass Centre offers an entire series of artist basses as advertised on their website: The Bass Centre - London - England
I'm not sure if The Bass Centre retail store in England still exists, but their distribution is alive and well. Here's a link with some historical info: The Bass Centre Story - The Wapping Years
This particular bass came out in 2011
Brian May Announces Bass Guitar Model
Congratulations are in order...they recently sold their 100th BM bass!
that is cool looking... +/- $1150 CDN might be a bit steep though for another bass...aughh and I see it is a short scale (not my fave IMHO, not wanting to start down that road, but not my thing at the moment, but could be persuaded to try again)
I have a mini May it's mini for sure
Short scale, no fretless option. Meh.
Well he and his dad made a guitar that has done a few shows and is on a bunch of albums that sold ok...
I forget what they made it from, the kitchen table or something like that?
Yes, I know...a guitar.
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I own a Brian May sig 6 string copy of his "Red Special," but mine is white (with tort! gorgeous). Striking guitar, great player, same pickups and switching. With a treble booster, a Vox AC or "Deacy" amp, a sixpence and the right touch, you can come pretty darn close.
But as a bass player, I would not want to copy the "Red Special" look. Just doesn't feel right. I'm a huge Queen/May fan (obviously) but not that huge.
I like it
Ticks a lot of boxes for me. I’d rock the crap out of it.
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