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Help me identify Phil Rind's bass! (Sacred Reich)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendgenerator, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. lowendgenerator


    Mar 26, 2006
    Been on a 90s metal kick today, and while watching some Sacred Reich videos I noticed something cool. Phil's bass appears to be a Fender Precision, but he's got dual humbuckers instead of a split-coil.

    A subsequent google image search was unable to turn up a real clear image, but it almost like a G&L body with a Fender neck. I didn't know this was possible. Here's a link to the video:

    Sacred Reich - The American Way

    Here's some stills from the video, lower left hand pic:


    Whaddya think?
  2. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    looks like a G&L body with a Fender neck
  3. nixdad

    nixdad Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    G&L SB-2
  4. lowendgenerator


    Mar 26, 2006
    OK, I can jive with it being a G&L, but what of the headstock?
  5. Yup headstock looks Fender to me also. I agree with fretno that it might have a fender neck on it.
  6. lowendgenerator


    Mar 26, 2006
    That's what I'm thinking, but I didn't know you could fit a Fender neck to a G&L body.
  7. ampegfuzz

    ampegfuzz Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Davenport, IA
  8. superblues

    superblues Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
  9. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Cool bass !
  10. lowendgenerator


    Mar 26, 2006
    Watching the video again, I don't think that's a lawsuit era G&L headstock. At least, not like Chef's old G&L you linked.
  11. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

    Nov 29, 2009
    Formerly Staten Island
    Sacred Reich...loved that band back in the late 80's early 90's. They ranked up there with Testament, and Anthrax for me.
  12. chris lykins

    chris lykins Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2004
    phoenix az
    I toured with Sacred for many months and Phil almost always played his G&L. There was a period where they had an ESP endorsement but live it was that G&L. Great band and guys!
  13. phil rind

    phil rind

    Dec 27, 2012
    The bass is a G&L I bought from Jason Newsted when he was in Flotsam. We put an unfinished maple Warmoth Jazz bass neck on it. I like jazz bass necks. That neck is on the bass I play now, an old 70's p-bass I bought in a pawnshop re-painted and put some emg's in. My other bass is a swamp ash Warmoth p-bass body with the unfinished maple jazz neck and seymore duncan p/j pick ups. I prefer the duncans to the emg's. All basses were built by Rich Beck in Tempe AZ. I hope this clears it up.
  14. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    One of my favorite bands of all time!
  15. mattwear


    Aug 7, 2006
    Wellington, NZ
    Ah, yet another classic Talkbass moment. Thanks for chiming in Phil. Love your bass sound!
  16. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Melbourne, FL.
    Good to have Phil around and hopefully you turn up some more. I used to have one of the G&L SB-2 JJ and had to sell it to pay medical bills. That's the one bass I sold that I miss the most. If you ever find one, snag it! They sound incredible!!
    This was mine:
  17. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Melbourne, FL.
    And just for laughs, here's the bass mentioned in the OP in the hands of its other owner:

    King of the nerds, at your service. :ninja: