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Does anyone own a famous Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Matt-77, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Matt-77


    Jun 15, 2007
    Birmingham Uk
    So I just saw the thread of the Ibanez bass on Ebay with a price tag of $4.500 once owned by the Warrant guy Jerry Dixon and got me thinking, Does anybody own or know somebody who owns a famous bass guitar? :bassist:
  2. I have a synth that was owned by P Ditty (or whatever he goes by these days . . .) that count? :D
  3. Hi.

    IIRC there's a thread like this on the archieves, I just don't remember where :).

    Anyway, I don't own any famous persons bass, but I do own a bass case of a famous persons bass.

  4. Nightlyraider


    Sep 30, 2009
  5. The father of a good buddy of mine(who is also a bass player) showed me his collection and on the wall was a custom Bolin white hollow body bass. The story was that Dusty had sent him the bass because Dusty had felt bad for calling him at 2:00 am and waking him up.
  6. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
    I have a Rainsong Graphite Acoustic Electric bass that was custom made for and owned by John Entwistle (bass player from the Who). I bought it from Jimmy Haslip - a fantastic and also famous bass player who had it in his personal collection for a few years.
  7. No, but Tony Franklin once played through my SWR combo.
  8. :eek: very cool. Pics? fwiw I think I'm more excited about the actual instrument than the history ;) I've gassed over a rain song acoustic for many moons! never knew they made a bass . . .
  9. I had some friends who owned a mixer that had been used by McCartney. The guitar player was a huge McCartney fan so he used the same channel Macca used for his vocals.
  10. just throw that crap away will you! :bag:
  11. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

  12. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Does it only play other people's songs?

  13. :D I've considered selling it actually - I never use it anymore.

    Ha! it IS largely a sample based synth ;):cool:
  14. Matt-77


    Jun 15, 2007
    Birmingham Uk
    Yeah PICS would be good I'm a big Entwhistle fan. :hyper:
  15. Doc Halo

    Doc Halo Musician, heal thyself. Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Nashville, Tennessee
    I don't, but on this topic it's interesting to note that Brian Barrett over at The Low End is selling the Lakland JO4 that Adam Clayton played at the presidential inauguration in January 2009.

    Is it "famous"? Depends on your definition of fame--the general public could care less about nearly everything that we TBers obsess about. But regardless of your opinion of either the president or Adam Clayton--each a divisive figure in his own right-- it certainly does bear the aroma of history, and it's pretty cool for that reason alone.
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    my doubleneck has had a few articles in magazines written about it.
  17. I almost bought Glen Benton's Mesa 400+.

    I feel dumb for passing it up. I bought an SVT-VR instead which arrived broken. That's probably my closest claim to fame... unless there's a story behind my T-40 which was owned by another TB'er.
  18. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
  19. pjmuck


    Feb 8, 2006
    New Joisey
    Not a bass, but I own one of Dave Wakeling's (English Beat) lefty Vox-style teardrop guitars.
  20. OPBASSMAN1994


    Jul 30, 2010
    I came across a bass on ebay a while back that was a 67 (I believe) Jazz owned by Electric Ladyland Studios, which would put in the hands of some legendary performers for sure. I couldn't afford it, but some dude now owns it.