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If you could have one famous bass

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

  1. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph !! Supporting Member

    Great pic. Who dat ?

    This one.
  2. crabfunk


    Feb 22, 2017
    Tough call, but I'd say Steve Harris' West Ham Precision.
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  3. FenderBassist

    FenderBassist Old School Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Gilbert, AZ
    The Precision Bass that Bruce Thomas bought when he went on tour with the Attractions for Elvis Costello.

    The ‘Salmon Pink’ Myth | Bruce Thomas

    Quote: "When I bought the used Fender bass that I went on to use with the Attractions, it was in a sorry state — stripped back to the bare wood and fitted with a white pickguard. I bought a tortoiseshell replacement plate and then took the bass to Andy’s Guitar Shop in Denmark Street, in London, and asked him to respray it. I distinctly remember asking him to do it ‘Salmon Pink’ … a term I’ve always used for faded Fiesta Red. So, if I’ve unwittingly added to the myth of Salmon Pink, then good … because I’ve now made it the official colour of my new signature model Profile Bass."
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019 at 3:21 PM
  4. The Schu

    The Schu

    Aug 28, 2017
    Ronnie Lane’s handmade bass by Tony Zemaitis, used with The Faces around 1971 to 1973, when Lane quit the band making his last public appearance on June 4, 1973 at the Sundown Theatre in Edmonton, London. Both the man, and the bass are one of a kind. “Plonk” may you R.I.P. Ronnie-Lane.
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  5. Stugilliam


    Apr 28, 2016
    Eastern CT
    And, lets be greedy, I really want his amps! I ran the same setup in the 70's, I WANT THEM BACK!!!
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  6. The Schu

    The Schu

    Aug 28, 2017
    Those look like Acoustic bass amps?!@#$!? Had the pleasure of playing out of those in the early '70's. I liked 'em too, but went AMPEG soon after.
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  7. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    1. Leon Wilkeson's early Thunderbird
    2. Phil Lesh's early Alembic.
  8. LowNotes1


    Jun 8, 2008
    I always wanted John Entwistle's black Fenderbird with the white pg and maple P neck.
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  9. Briton


    Apr 4, 2009
    What does the 68 stand for?
  10. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    As a Carl Thompson freak, it is surprising to me that I wouldnt go after any of Les' famed instruments...but if I had to pick just one, it'd be Phil Lesh's tricked out Alembic...edit...I mean Phil Lesh's Starfire that was tricked out by Alembic.

  11. LoveJackBruce


    Apr 8, 2018
  12. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Easy - Lemmy's Ric.
  13. Briton


    Apr 4, 2009
    I don't think that you saw John Entwistle with an Alembic Explorer in 1968. Alembic only started producing basses in 1972.
  14. 6thplanet


    Aug 17, 2019
    12 pages and only 2 votes for P's of Steve Harris ownership. I'll make that 3. Heck even the Lado Unicorn would be bad ass!!
  15. And I'd be able to continue playing on it, doubtless adding to its value...
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  16. Fathand

    Fathand 21st Century Distortion Man Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    Either one of Lemmy's Rics, or this:
  17. ...i agree 100%!!
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  18. LoveJackBruce


    Apr 8, 2018
    I was only 15. He was awesome whatever he played. At 67 I'm probably romanticizing about the bass played.
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  19. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Easy question. It would be the bass that I made famous. That would pretty much solve the implied problem, too...
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  20. Doug4321


    May 29, 2017
    Interesting? - despite lacking all the knobs and wiring, I think a stock Starfire with flats sounds not unlike the recordings of Jack Casady and Phil Lesh on the Alembic modded Starfires. !!
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