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First Fender bass ever made! Found it!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fuzzy beard, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Go to about 16 minutes and 30 seconds.
  2. No one cares?LOL
  3. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    Nice... A piece of Leo's genius. :D
  4. Awesome.
  5. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    WOW - at least it is in the hands of someone that appreciates it. Quite a collection!
  6. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
  7. Pretty amazing.
  8. As the man himself said no one has come forward with another.
  9. I would imagine that the 1st Fender bass never left the factory.
  10. Don't think too much is in (or left of) John's hands these days.
  11. Why wouldnt it be on display then?
  12. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    He said he has the right to call it number 1. Doesn't mean it really is. I honestly don't think we will ever know where the real first bass is. Which is a shame.
  13. Vinnyboonbots

    Vinnyboonbots Banned

    May 25, 2012
    The idiot interviewer asks if he'd sell it. Right, because John Entwistle, who might need a few bucks to buy a new Squier.
  14. Doesn't mean it is not :)

    I would have to say until proven otherwise it is.
  15. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    Leo had several famous test devices... check it out:

    But this is kinda referring to production models. Leo is a legend for a reason!
  16. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    You ever buy an 8 ball a day? Even with The Who money it does get expensive... so it could have happened :D... killer house by the way.
  17. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    That isn't how things work.
    It is up to HIM to back up his claims.
  18. Maybe we could get history detectives :)
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    The stuff lying around on tables and out on stands seems just as interesting as the stuff locked in cases.
  20. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    Reason class 101: Nothing is 100% certain, but we assume false unless we can get convincing evidence establishing truth to a reasonable degree. Otherwise we end up believing everything not proven false, which is effectively an arbitrarily large number of contradictory and mutually exclusive things with no way of determining fact from fantasy.

    TL DNR? Burden of proof lies with the person making the claim.

    IMHO John Entwhistle was not trying to say it was the first, just one of the first 5 almost certainly, and the very first until evidence to the contrary came along as far as he was concerned... maybe I wasn't listening well. Still not how I'd put it on camera!

    EDIT: yeah he says: "this can actually be classed as the first fender bass ever made" and "I have the right to call it number one", "well, as far as anyone's concerned, it's number one"

    Sorry Mr. Thunderfingers, It's not certain at all based on that information. It's certainly an early example and a great collection.

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