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If you could have one famous bass

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

  1. nbsipics

    nbsipics Very Unorthodox Behavior Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Did not read thru, but mine would be John Pattituci’s custom Yamaha hollow body.
  2. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Jamerson's Funk machine.
  3. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    Malak the Mad, nbsipics and zon6c-f like this.
  4. .
    Easy, this:

  5. AudioTaper


    Sep 23, 2018
    This was my first thought also, and it's the first bass I heard and felt the desire to learn to play. For anyone not looking close enough, theres a strat pickup in the bridge where the mutes usually go.
    matty1039 likes this.
  6. And ACC 371s !!!
  7. Reason I bought my first Ric.

    Mine was burgundyglo w/checked binding.
  8. SunByrne


    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    Assuming that all the other basses mentioned would thus be spoken for, how about...


    When Bernard died, I'm pretty sure he left it to John Taylor.
  9. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ya beat me to it, brother.
    Although, I’d probably fall into a deep depression trying to make it bark and cluck and jive like Bobby Vega and failing miserably.
    reddog and Kubicki Fan like this.
  10. Another vote for one of Macca's first two Hofners, but if I somehow acquired the first one that would open up a big ol' can o' worms.
    Glenn Johnson likes this.
  11. Is that the Bill Black bass currently owned by Sir Paul?
  12. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Was that his Tune bass?
  13. onamission

    onamission Supporting Member

    Mark Kings Princess Bass
  14. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    I will go with Robert "Kool" Bell's Alembic Series I....And all the controls already set from him for me to play.:roflmao:
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
  15. Steven Ayres

    Steven Ayres Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    Northern Arizona
    Bill played at least two and maybe more Kays during his stint with Presley, so it's hard to say. The one we believe to be his last one, which McCartney owns, is in gold paint, which apparently Bill did himself at some point.

    If anyone has reliable information to add, I'd appreciate it. There's always more to learn.
    nbsipics and electracoyote like this.
  16. Dincrest

    Dincrest Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Carol Kaye's Ibanez SRX700. Pity the SRX line was discontinued. I preferred the slightly girthier SRX neck profiles to the pencil-thin Soundgear ones.
    bench, Kubicki Fan and lowdownthump like this.
  17. 2F/2F


    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Is there really any answer other than The Funk Machine?
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA

    I knew if I scanned a page or two is would show up.

    And I would play the crap outa that thing even in my local dive bars.

    The Shark forever!
    funkytoe, Wisebass and BOOG like this.
  19. Gary Warner

    Gary Warner

    Mar 8, 2019
    The Funk Machine, where ever it is..........:bassist:
    Glenn Johnson likes this.
  20. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    If you found James Jamerson's bass, what would you do with it? Try to play it? Or sell it?

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