Can you ID this bass: Fred Hammond 1986-1987

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SpankBazz, Nov 23, 2022.

  1. It's definitely not a hole, it's a plate or a cut pickguard. He's resting his thumb on it in the second photo.
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  2. lowfreqgeek


    Mar 15, 2010
    Tijeras, NM
    I'd say it's a hole that's covered by a plate. You can see the screws in some of the close-up photos. There's a similar cover on the bridge J pickup, which makes me think there were some soapbars in there at one point, then changed over to a P/J setup. I'm sure the plates are there to cover the unfilled holes from the reroutes.

    Just a guess, but I've done this a few times, so an educated guess.
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  3. SpankBazz


    Nov 23, 2022
    Is it this video? (The sound and picture is not great)
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  4. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    That’s not the one that I saw. But I’m glad to see this!!! Yes , that is his red MusicMan StingRay. :bassist:
    So we know that Fred was playing that bass in 1986 according to video description.
    Thank you !!!
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