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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bruiser Stone, Sep 6, 2019.
Bobby Vega’s Shark Bass (‘61 stack knob Jazz)
Leo Lyons ‘62 Fender jazz bass, which he bought new. I saw him play it 8 months after he played the thing at Woodstock. At the end of the 1970 Vancouver Gardens set he and Alvin Lee both let their guitars drop to the floor, full volume on. Funny thing, my wife was at the same show, up front like me, but I would not meet her for another ten years. (ten years after)
This bass is actually for sale from Leo:
Even though he admitted to hating it, I would give a kidney to have the red BC Rich Ironbird that Geezer played at Live Aid...
Justin Chancellor’s Wal. A Wal, or an active bass in general doesn’t fit the sound for my current project but hot damn. I’ve been listening to so much Tool lately I just want to jam out like Justin.
he had it before the rainbow bass. he actually played it on the sailing the seas of cheese album.
Phil Lesh's Osage Orange bass...
If Geezer Butler's Eagles are unavailable, I'll take this green thing that a dude named Darryl Jenifer played.
The Precision John Deacon played on the `Magic`tour.
Live at Wembley has some iconic moments, and such a great bass sound too!
I'm stuck on Les's rainbow bass right at the moment because its design inspired something I'm working on, but all of these as well!
YES YES YES - holy crap that Shark has some mojo and stories aplenty.
Also YES! (ha!) ...Wish I could afford the signature model Ric, let alone the real deal!
- I had one of these for a couple years. Amazing bass. As a player I was not and am not worthy of it, but damn was it sweet.
Another one in the same camp as the CS - Ric signature model itself is too dear and rare, let alone the OG.
Naaah, I'll just play my Ray ... 'M kinda grown to it...
Well.... if someone gave me $4000 and a ride to Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, I'd walk out with at least one. Haha
Not necessarily because of who owned them, all respect and fandom due to Garry Tallent, but his Roscoe fretless is actually there and he played it like a boss and it sounds amazing even when I fumble with it. And there's a Fender P prototype in alternative woods in there somewhere I wouldn't mind owning, too.
Honestly, I'd feel odd about owning a bass that belonged to too "bass-legend-y" a bassist. That said, if someone handed me something Roger Waters played on, I'd play on it too. I really like Floyd. haha
Bruce has stated that his old "pink" P-Bass used with the Attractions was stolen in 1996. Someone out there has it.
They're not my alltime favorite bass guitars, as a matter of fact these are shorscalers but they're OH, SO COOL!
(By the way my tallest dream would be the 1979's Kramer DMZ 4001)
Anyway, 1st would be Gene Simmons' custom Gibson EB-3.
And then Bill Wyman's 1976 Travis Bean:
I'd be more than happy to have it but 1st I'd work the string height cause gawd it seems barely playable! wow.
I like it natural wood, but in white one doesn't look shabby at all:
An Ovation Magnum like Jah Wobble plays would be nice.
Or a fretless version of that.
The Eccleshall Bass played by Peter Hook and Simon Gallup has always intrigued me as well.
But I can imagine that I'm not happy with the weight of those.
Herbie Flowers’ ‘60 Jazz:
That is the same bass Herbie is talking about in the video. Herbie says he bought it in '59 for $70.
Any pre-CBS Fender Precision Bass ever touched or played by my favorite bassist.................Donald Duck Dunn.
None of the above - respectfully. I f I had (for example) Chris Squire's or Jamerson's bass, people might come see me play, be expecting me to sound like Squire or Jamerson. And.....it'd be VERY obvious that the magic isn't in the instrument.
Robert Trujillo has the Bass of Doom. He's very good, granted, but no way he's gonna sound like Jaco just by putting on that bass.
I don't want either of them, (have my own) but I'd love to play a couple tunes on McVie's Alembics...
...you know, just to say I did.