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If you could own a celebrity's bass...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ilovenofrets, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. ilovenofrets


    Dec 25, 2010
    Perhaps this has been asked before, but here it goes.
    If you could own a bass that was/is owned/played by a famous bassist(that you would play, not just collect), which one(s) would it be?
    My list-
    Sting's white Spector NS-2
    Sting's Ibanez Musician fretless
    Pino Palladino's MM Stingray fretless
    Tony Franklin's JayDee fretless
    Geddy Lee's red Wal
  2. My first thought is John Paul Jones' Jazz bass. But since I already HAVE an old burst Jazz, maybe his Alembic 8 banger!
  3. IronLung1986


    May 19, 2010
    Exeter, NH
    michael manring's' hyperbass!
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  4. TheCush


    Jul 15, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Roger Waters' black Precision bass that he played in Live at Pompeii.
  5. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    If I was going to really play the famous player's bass, I'd probably take the CAR Sadowsky Will Lee model that Will plays on Letterman.
  6. RikiTiki2


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Nigel's Fender Bass VI. just don't touch it, and don't point even
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  7. ilovenofrets


    Dec 25, 2010
    LOL! Can you hear the sustain? You would, if it were plugged in.
  8. Marton


    Sep 20, 2005
    Jamerson's P-bass.
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  9. hahahahaha I call dibs on The Bass of Doom. Jaco's '62 Fender Jazz.
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Well I got to play Bobby Vegas 66 Jazz at the NAMM show and that is the one.
  11. julo


    Jan 18, 2005
    Boulder, CO
    Wasn't he still playing the burst @ Pompeii?
  12. Mel Schacher's Fender Jazz Bass with the mudbucker, or
    John Entwistle's Warwick Buzzard Bass.
  13. Jack Bruce's Gibson from the '68 Cream farewell performance.
  14. +1
  15. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    tie between rinus gerritsen's old longhorn that got stolen and joey spampinato's silvertone.
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  16. Big chicken

    Big chicken

    May 25, 2010
    In Space
  17. Gene Simmons original Kramer Axe
  18. PhR


    Dec 13, 2005
    Doug Rauch's black mudbuckered P/J Jazz Bass.
  19. Paul Simonon's P-bass from 'London Calling'


    Although playing it would be difficult without some restauration :cool:
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  20. Moofknock


    Mar 15, 2011
    Sir Paul's lost Hofner :bassist: