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Musical Instrument Museum (pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geof_, Jul 11, 2018.


  1. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I visited the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Scottsdale, Arizona today. It’s pretty incredible and legitimately takes several days visiting to take it all in.

    www.mim.org

    Anyhow, I thought I’d share a few photos of some of the basses on display.
    4BC09CFB-DC18-4C49-AE37-BA39D102ED53.

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  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Yeah, I'd be happy with that Dennis Dunaway Jazz bass!
     
  3. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I’m more curious about the Airline.
     
  4. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Yeah, never knew he was involved in that.
    Pretty sure I've seen some pics of when they were the Spiders…I'll definitley have to check.
    65spiders12.

    Dennis Dunaway (Part 1) • Ink 19
     
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  5. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    What'sthe story on the white J
     
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  6. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
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  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    NAMM has a very nice museum at their headquarters in Carlsbad, Ca.
     
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  8. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    The info card reads: “Played by Dennis Dunaway on several original Alice Cooper band songs, including “Hello Hooray.”
     
  9. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I’d love to check that out. This is just a tiny sample of the instruments MIM houses. They have instruments from all over the world. The exhibits are great, but it’s so hard to resist touching everything. :bassist:
     
  10. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I've only been to the Museum of Making Music once, back in late August of 2006. There was a History of the Electric Guitar exhibit there, at the time.
     
  11. I've been there a couple of times. Cool place 20160324_114938.
     
  12. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Thanks for this; I saw the ad for 18 by Alice Cooper but wasn't sure of the connection

    All these years I thought that the bass track was so meaty, it had to be a P
     
  13. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I assume you’ve seen this:

     
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  14. Yeah! I twanged a string when I was there too :oops:

    It's a huge instrument, I'm 6' 1" and it dwarfed me.
     
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  15. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    How’d you get to play it?
     
  16. Ekulati

    Ekulati

    Jan 2, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    Yup, used to live there myself. Visited a few times. You need an entire day if you wanna see the whole thing. Overwehelming.
     
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  17. Commenting so I can track back this for my next visit to PHX!
     
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  18. Went there a few years ago. Wish I had more time. My wife isn’t huge on museum stuff. I would have stayed for days! It was a great time, and I’d happily go back.
     
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  19. I’ve been there before, too. Very cool, but my young kids were somewhat distracting.
     
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  20. Hambone70

    Hambone70

    Jan 31, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
    I've been meaning to get up there for a while now. Now I'm really motivated! Thanks for the pics!
     
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