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Can you identify this bass (R.Stones 1965)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 8va, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. 8va


    Jul 16, 2004
    Just watched an interesting piece of film of the Rolling Stones (Early 60's, they played in what appeared to be a circus tent). Bill Wyman was playing an interesting looking bass - it looked a little bit like a large - or rather, "wide" - Hofner violin bass. Anyone know what it was? I wasn't the teardrop shaped guitar - and I don't think it was the Framus.
  2. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 1999
  3. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    That was the Stones film "Rock'n'Roll Circus" filmed in December 1968.

    Wyman is playing a Vox Astro IV (V-273) "Violin Style" Bass. It's the only time that he played it in public.

    Here's a pic from the film clearly showing Wyman with the Astro IV.