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Is this some type of Gibson Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Judge, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. Judge


    Mar 26, 2004
    Was browsing through the Manic Street Preachers, where incidentally Nicky Wire gets some praise for his bass playing from Tony Visconti (now there's a first) when I came across this picture of him with a bass which looks like some Gibson type thing.

    Intrigued to know if anyone out there can enlighten me.

    (first time I've tried posting a pic so hope it works OK)
  2. Judge


    Mar 26, 2004
    Thanks Charlie.

    Any idea on how this thing plays/sounds?

    Or is it just for posing.
  3. i've never played it, but di pinto really comes to mind, the belvedere. it also looks lie the single cutaway ESP hollowbody, which i have played, and its ok...not great, but it does have that hollowbody sound. probably a good bass, i wouldn't pay more than $300 for it though...