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Fender BassV ex Jamerson?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TimmyBoomBoom, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. TimmyBoomBoom


    Apr 10, 2007
    I have a 60s Fender Bass V. I bought in 72?, in Detroit from a somewhat shadly music store called Metro Music. They were located on the service drive of the Southfield freeway across from the projects known as Herman Gardens. I recall reading about how James Jamerson briefly played one of these Bass Vs but I've never found any pictures of him doing so. I recall read how that some of Jamerson's P Basses were stolen, but what of the fate of his Bass V? Info is thin on these basses just in general. I've read that just over 1,000 were made. Am I dreaming that this could have been Jamerson's Bass V?

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  2. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Jamerson's P-Bass was stolen in L.A. As far as I'm aware, his Fender Bass V was not stolen.
  3. puremusic


    Nov 1, 2009
    Saginaw, MI
    Jamerson had more than one P Bass the Black Beauty which was a 57 or 59 was the first one stolen. It was black with a maple board if I remember correctly and that one was stolen in Detroit. The Funk Machine was stolen in L.A. and the Jazz Bass V is still in the possession of his family along with others that he had.
  4. Fender1980


    Aug 11, 2010

    Go to 12:40 in this youtube video and you can see Jamerson playing the Fender Bass V for a "performance" of Mother You, Smother You.

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