Lee Sklar's "Double P p'up" bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dave R, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Dave R

    Dave R

    Sep 21, 2007
    Boise, ID USA
  2. mrufino1


    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    Yes, charvel body, emg p pickups, p bass neck shaved down, he's talked about it in interviews before. However, Thanks for that link! I love that song, and it sounds amazing slowed down like that. And what a band!
  3. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    And autographs from people he's made hit records with. Besides what mrufino1 says, it's got mandolin frets (very small).

  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    One ugly bass... but Lee is great. SO MUCH recording - that guy was a machine in the '70s.
  5. mrufino1


    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    That's right, I forgot about the mandolin frets and signatures. I had really small frets on a 1960 p bass and it was great. I have signatures of all of the artists for whom I've played on #1's as well on my bass. So far my bass is clean...!
  6. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    Coarsegold CA
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    One of my highlights from Anaheim NAMM 2009:
  7. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Lee brought this bass into The Bass Centre when we had him in for a clinic back in the early 90's.

    At one point in the 80's he said he had autographs of several of the L.A. Dodgers on the bass. He said the funny thing was when a certain player's name got worn off, that player would soon be traded. This apparently became a known fact with the Dodgers. After some time and after nearly everyone who had autographed his bass had been traded, he said Steve Yeager begged him to rub off his name because he wanted to be traded as well.

    Lee's one in a million. An amazing guy, and an amazing talent.
  8. Tenma4


    Jan 26, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    This man is the single largest reason I play bass!
  9. basslinejam


    Mar 21, 2005
    New York City
    Didn't Gibson make that signature Sklar Bass? 2 EMG's with passive electronics IIRC. Very limited edition. I saw one on the 'Bay sometime back and was really tempted by it...

    Love Lee's parachute pants + barefoot look there ;)

    Also, Steve Gadd: he good. James Taylor and Paul Simon know it's always worth it to pay for the big dogs...

    EDIT: Oops, that's Russ Kunkel, not Gadd. I guess all those shaggy mustache 70's guys look the same to me #:>)
  10. Here's another one with Lee in action with his "Frankenbass" - this time without Oscar the Grouch.

  11. mrufino1


    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    on the youtube comments, several people said it was Rick Marotta on drums. I don't know what Russ Kunkel looks like, but I know he played with James Taylor. Whoever it is, it is one heck of a laid back groove. I guess it's hard to mistake Lee Sklar though!
  12. And here's one more - something a little more recent, again featuring his trusty Frankenbass.

  13. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    That doesn't look at all like Russ Kunkle. More like Rick Marotta to me. I see Waddy Wachtel on guitar (playing the 'burst Les Paul with a Bigsby), and the other guitarist looks like Dan Dugmore.

    I don't know for sure who's playing keys or the penny whistle.

  14. It's Rick Marotta (although it might be jerry). This is a pic of Russ Kunkel
  15. donk


    Nov 5, 2006
    that is Carlos Vega playing drums
  16. EddieG


    Jan 19, 2005
    Lee is such a humble guy, but what a player.