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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fuzzy beard, Jul 28, 2012.
Go to about 16 minutes and 30 seconds.
No one cares?LOL
Nice... A piece of Leo's genius.
WOW - at least it is in the hands of someone that appreciates it. Quite a collection!
The first Fender Bass was used in Bob Guildermann's band (http://claytonsgarden.zip.net/arch2004-11-01_2004-11-30.html). Not sure what happened to it though.
I belive that's the earliest and still functional Fender Bass, but not the first ever.
As the man himself said no one has come forward with another.
I would imagine that the 1st Fender bass never left the factory.
Don't think too much is in (or left of) John's hands these days.
Why wouldnt it be on display then?
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.
The idiot interviewer asks if he'd sell it. Right, because John Entwistle, who might need a few bucks to buy a new Squier.
Doesn't mean it is not
I would have to say until proven otherwise it is.
Leo had several famous test devices... check it out:
But this is kinda referring to production models. Leo is a legend for a reason!
You ever buy an 8 ball a day? Even with The Who money it does get expensive... so it could have happened ... killer house by the way.
That isn't how things work.
It is up to HIM to back up his claims.
Maybe we could get history detectives
The stuff lying around on tables and out on stands seems just as interesting as the stuff locked in cases.
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.