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If you could have one famous bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bruiser Stone, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Bruiser Stone

    Bruiser Stone Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2017
    If you could have one famous bassist’s slab of fabled wonderfulness, what would it be?

    Speaking even as a Precision lover, I think I’d take Berry Oakley’s “Tractor.”
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  2. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    Pino's fretless Stingray from his work in the 80s is way up there for me. But actually, probably Mick Karn's fretless Wal.
  3. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    Leo Fender's first prototype:bassist:
  4. Either Squire's Ricky or anybody's stacked knob 61 J.
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Michael Manring’s Hyperbass.
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  6. Scottgun


    Jan 24, 2004
    South Carolina
    Geddy's main Jazz.
  7. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Jonas Hellborg's Wal doubleneck, or Anthony Jackson's latest Fodera signature (the hollow holly-topped one)

    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
  8. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    That one.
  9. baileyboy


    Aug 12, 2010
    Sting's 1957 Precision.
  10. JPJ’s 62 Jazz
    tommy Shannon’s 62 jazz
    George Porter Jr’s beat Fender Precision

    Any of those would be nice.
  11. TW025.
    This bass right here. If I ever win the lottery I'm gonna find whoever owns it and offer a price they can't refuse. There was an 8 string version too, but this 4 string captured my imagination when I first saw it in high school.
  12. For mojo? Either of Duck Dunn's main basses. The 66 precison with the jazz neck would be sweet.

  13. C'mon, this is too easy: McCartney's Hofner - MUCHO MONETARY VALUE
  14. C'mon, this is too easy: The Funk Machine.
  15. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
  16. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    He bought two, as far as I know. The back up one either is or was recently on sale(if I remember correctly).
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  17. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada
    Greetings from the North,

    What ever Fender Verdine White used to record with on the early Earth Wind & Fire albums.

  18. rickster4003


    Feb 15, 2013
    One of Stanley Clarkes Alembics.
  19. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Okay. Ladies first!

    Now I will have to look for something else…

    Another one gone…. :(

    Okay in that case I will take that cheapo Fender! :D


    Or Percy ' s Wal





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