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If you could have one famous bass

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

  1. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016
    Rickenbacker RM1999 that Waters used in the early PF days.

    Or any RM1999, for that fact...
  2. Keith Guitars

    Keith Guitars Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2004
    Woodstock, NY
    Builder: Martin Keith Guitars
    For me, it's a toss up between:
    -Claypool's CT 6-string fretless "Rainbow Bass"
    -Victor's "#1" Fodera
    -Paul's Hofner

    Why? I am an unabashed product of the early '90s bass culture.
    That explains the first two.

    The third should be obvious - Paul is great, the Beatles are my favorite band, and it's possibly the most valuable instrument on Earth.
    I have a friend that worked on it a while back. They bought the bass its own seat on the Concorde to bring it over!
    Armed security watched him the entire time he worked. No joke. I've also been in a room with 3 Strads at once, and
    all three together were insured for less than the Hofner.

    (EDIT: Honorable mention to Mingus's upright, which might actually take the place of the VW Fodera on my list.)
  3. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I know you are, but what am I?
    Jaco's Bass of Doom, of course!
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  4. Jamerson's Funk Machine, so I could return it to his family.

    I don't think I'd even have the nerve to play a note in it.
  5. bschoner


    Jan 25, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Geddy Lee's red Wal. Frankly, I'd be happy just to buy one like it, but I cannot find one for love or money.
  6. bill81255


    Aug 26, 2010
    Kensington, MD
    Joe Osborne's prototype stacked knob Fender Jazz
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  7. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Jack's Warwick Thumb bass
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  8. 4 Fat Strings

    4 Fat Strings

    Aug 17, 2019

    Oh yes! Since Berry is my favorite bassist, that's a no-brainier for me!
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  9. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Another vote for the Funk Machine. Easy choice for me! Wasn't the only choice, but easily #1.
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  10. This is available at a local music store in Brighton, MI. Fender Jazz Bass Sunburst, Original 1962--not a reissue
    Fender Jazz Bass Sunburst, Original 1962--not a reissue
  11. rickstrong

    rickstrong Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    New York City
    Beat me to it with the Fodera. I have 2 AJ basses from them, and I'd love to have one of the new very-chambered ones.
  12. rickstrong

    rickstrong Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    New York City
    Dragonetti's 1590 Gasparo da Salo bass:

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  13. Charles Mathis

    Charles Mathis

    I would have to say Stanley Clarke's 1973 Signature Bass....

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  14. Glenn Mac

    Glenn Mac

    Nov 19, 2017
    I was wondering if anyone heard of Leo, my fav baddest!
  15. Glenn Mac

    Glenn Mac

    Nov 19, 2017
  16. Charlie28711


    Jan 17, 2017
    For me it has to be Chris Squire's Ric. That's the one that made me a bassist.
    Failing that, one of Mel Schacher's with the mudbuckers
  17. Eyesee7


    Jul 17, 2005
    John Gallagher's (RAVEN) 8-string or 12-string...


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  18. I would likely opt for one of Chris Sqire's Rickenbackers or Jaco's Fender .
    Tough question...there are soooo many iconic bassists & basses that would make great picks !
  19. LoveJackBruce


    Apr 8, 2018
    Saw John play it too. 68. WOW
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  20. LoveJackBruce


    Apr 8, 2018
    FB_IMG_1567379206173. I think we all know which one I'd want. 05 Reunion Warwick. But, I'm in love with the Fender VI.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019 at 12:45 PM

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