John Lee Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bodhan, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. bodhan


    Nov 19, 2002
    Anyone knows in the forum John Lee, bassist for Dizzy Gilespie Band? Wich bass (looks like a JB without the decal) is he using on the United Nations Orchestra show at the Royal Festival Hall in London 1989 ? What a nice playing ... He's a master !
  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    looks like a Jazz without the decal, but an ebony board?- hard to say- John Lee is great-
    i have an old John Lee and Gerry Brown record that is a classic fave- and i loved him with Larry Coryell and the Eleventh House
  3. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    agree with Adrian. Its either an older fender jazz and the Decal is gone for whatever reason and could be a Braz rosewood board or its a replacement neck. Then a gain it could just be a parts bass put together that kicks Butt!

    I don't think its any particular brand though unless an old fender.
  4. TMWPB


    Mar 1, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    The Bass looks like it has a bad ass bridge, replaced tuners, and looks like the control knobs are different, also on the head stock it has 2 things(the circle things usually between the D and the G string on most fenders) to hold the strings down past the nut.
  5. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    String Tree's?