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Mike Watt Prototypes FS at from Reverend

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bugeyebass, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. bugeyebass


    Jan 15, 2012
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  3. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I dont think he has ever played a bass that looked that nice.
    A single P pick up?

    How is that going to sound like this?

    or this
  4. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    I was surprised by that too.

    It looks pretty cool, but it just doesn't look "Mike Watt" to me. But I guess Watt's a better judge of that!

    I'd rock it, if I wasn't in love with the P I've already got.
  5. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Well, he is getting old and if he can make some cash off of this I'm cool with it.
    I will not buy one, I'll stick with my Gibson.
  6. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    For years (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), Watt played a Tele-styled bass w/ PJ pickups.

    He's stated in the past that he gravitated to the EB-3's because of the more comfortable (to him) 30" scale.

    Sounds like he's possibly going for a "best of both worlds" scenario...
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    COol pics. I still remember getting my first firehose, dag nasty, sonic youth, r.e.m., X records. It was like arriving in a new country. The Cure, Bad Brains, Replacements, Bauhaus--all that ****. It was like coming out of a cave & breathing air.
  8. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Cool. I saw with the Stooges in September and he was playing a P. In October, saw him with the Missingmen and he had the Gibson.
  9. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    I really hope that's an affordable instrument. IMO, honestly, looks like it should cost $129 at Guitar Center and come with a 5 watt combo amp.

  10. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I like the gold one!
  11. your idol

    your idol

    Oct 13, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Sessy as hell. Still rather have that pelham bird
  12. your idol

    your idol

    Oct 13, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Mmm special trippple post!!!
  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Catalina wine mixer?!
  14. YuppyPunk


    Oct 21, 2011
    Right now Watt's main bass is the Michael bass. It's a custom made EB style with a single P pick up.