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identify Doug Pinnick's axe....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Jan 25, 2003.


  1. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    ...please!!!

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    i heard that he is now with ESP. is this an ESP?
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    My 1st thought was an ESP from the body shape but I can't see the headstock shape. From the "X" @ the 12th fret, it's definitly a custom bass, though.
     
  3. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I have seen doug pinnick in some ESP literature with an eclipse style bass, and that body does look like the eclips body style...


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  4. Sorry to take so long to respond, just found this string. The bass with the X in the 12th position is a Yamaha, the only 12-string bass Yamaha has ever made, to be precise. For a whole bunch of close-ups see www.12stringbass.net on the Yamaha page.
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  5. pigpen02

    pigpen02

    Mar 24, 2002
    I think he has a four just like that yamaha twelve.
     
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    He pretty much used all Yamaha's live. I saw the band in May in Boston.

    Rob
     
  7. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    That looks like it's based on some Yamaha guitar model, judging from the body style.

    I think Pinnick has been advertising Yamaha axes for ages.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    He used ESPs on the last tour. I guess this means that he is back in the Yamaha camp.

    It must also mean that he is playing the 12 more than he has in recent years!:cool:[​IMG]
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Here's a picture of Doug with an ESP.

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  10. Hasn't Doug played a Hamer 8-string too?
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    He has at least 3 Hamer 12 stringers, but I've never seen him with an 8 stringer of any make.