Fender Steve Harris Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigsnaketex, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. bigsnaketex


    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    Any idea why this is the coolest bass I've ever owned?
  2. MiJaKo


    Oct 27, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    I'll bite -- Why?
  3. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Maple fingerboard? Great color?
  4. the chunky neck?
  5. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    Because it's a Precision?
  6. Mirror pg and the finish?
  7. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    Because it's the bass that proves that the best bass for metal is a P with flats, thus neatly tying together several TB obessions in one neat bundle?
  8. odin70


    Dec 26, 2007
    Because its the best bass for metal
  9. It's the best bass for The Number of the Beast.
  10. It's coolest because Steve Harris played it clearly, precisely, & in perfect time and making it sound so good.
  11. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    Because it's the bee's knees?
    OOD likes this.
  12. Tugboat

    Tugboat Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2003
    NY, County of Orange
    Because it's the only bass you've ever owned.
  13. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009

    I agree!
  14. bigsnaketex


    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    Well boys, I've got lots of basses, many that are much more expensive. And while I think my Ric is very, very cool and I love the sound of it, there is something about the Steve Harris Signature that makes me very happy when I play it. I thought at first it was the flats and the chunky neck that make me happy (I have huge hands and I put flats on most of my basses anyway) but it's more than that. Maybe I just got a really good one.

    But I swear, this thing plays itself!!

    I was looking for something I may have overlooked as to "why"........
  15. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    Because it has the coffee freshly made when you get up for work in the morning?
  16. bigsnaketex


    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    no, but I do think that blue sparkly coffee in a mirrored coffee cup would be cool.......
  17. odin70


    Dec 26, 2007
    Because you are Steve Harris?
  18. bigsnaketex


    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    I'm more of a Motown boy - no head banging here.
  19. Tmw2011


    Feb 23, 2011
    Edmond, OK
    Well, except for the color and mirror pickguard, everything about the bass is oldschool. You're basically playing a 57' P with a sbp-1 (which is the vintage voiced one in the line) and a badass II on it.
  20. bigsnaketex


    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
    But the color is pimpin'!! And as we all know, the bass players are most assuredly the pimps in the band! We are the gate keepers to all things funky.