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Duff Mckagans's Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by megatron, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. megatron


    Jul 9, 2003
    Does anyone here know what kind of bass he played while with G&R? he plays it in the sweet child o mine video if anyone has seen it can you tell me what make and model it is? Also is the way it sounds this bass' stock sound or is he using some kind of effects pedal? I have a $3,000 harmon kardon audio system so I am dead certain it is the same bass he uses on every G&R song I have. I really love the sound of that bass and would love to have someone here I.D. it for me so I can find and buy one. Thank you
  2. atldeadhead


    Jun 17, 2002
    I'm almost 100% positive that duff played a Fender Jazz Bass Special, which has a P Bass body and a jazz bass neck. It has a J pickup in the neck position and a P pickup in the bridge position.

    I had the same bass but sold it years ago to buy a P Bass reissue, which I've also sold.

    I wish I still had both of them.
  3. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    according to:


    Duff McKagan
    Bass for GNR [1985 - 1997]

    Bass Guitars:
    Gibson LPB-3 Les Paul
    Fender Jazz Special Bass
    Fender Precision (P-bass)


    Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp


    Roto-sound Spacer


    Seymour Duncan Bassline


    Yamaha SPX90 Chorus Effect
  4. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
  5. I had a meeting with him a few weeks ago. He was playing his Fender Jazz Special through a GK 2001RB, GK 410 and 115RBH cabinets.