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My story of giving Paul McCartney my Rickenbacker Bass at Junior's Farm

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dealey, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. dealey


    Oct 22, 2007
  2. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Man, I’m glad you got your bass back. That’s a great story. You should find out when Denny is coming through your area and show him the bass. He has a real good band with him these days and, naturally, they play a ton of Wings songs. It makes sense that Paul wouldn’t keep it, being left handed, but it’s nice to know he cared enough to make sure it got back to you. Is that the original neck pickup? Surprised it isn’t a toaster.
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  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Cool story.
    But I am perplexed as to why you’d give a right handed Rickenbacker to Paul McCartney who plays left handed?

    42 years later to be reunited with that bass is pretty incredible.
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  4. SlimS


    May 18, 2015
    Very nice!
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  5. dealey


    Oct 22, 2007
    Yes it it is the original pickup, Denny came down and posed with me with the bass in Sept of 2017.
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  6. dealey


    Oct 22, 2007
    It was Denny Laine that suggested that I give the bass to Paul, most of Pauls instruments are actually right handed, he can flip them and play them either way, a skill he learned in the early days, you can find pictures of him playing Lennons Rick upside down, a Fender Jazz upside down and and a Epiphone Rivoli upside down, he evens plays his Elvis Bill Black bass from an upside down position, it common for him.
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  7. dealey


    Oct 22, 2007
    Paul has more righthanded instruments than left.
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  8. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Learn something new at TB quite often. Thanks
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  9. Very cool story, I bought a new one in 1977, mapleglo 4001 and sold it several years later but now have a mapleglo 1979 4001 that looks just like yours. I also bought a Ric-O-Sound box about 20 years ago when they were D/Cing them but it walked away at some point, great story.
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  10. PCR


    Apr 11, 2008
    Wow, cool story.
  11. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    Hendrix could do the same.
  12. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    Great story!
  13. jaco944

    jaco944 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    What a cool story!
  14. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Fantastic story! I often dream about finding my old 77 4001, again.
  15. Mertle72


    Dec 20, 2013
    Definitely a awesome chain of events, great story, documentation, and a keeper of a bass for sure!!!!!!
    Glad you got it back!!!!
  16. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    I thought Denny died from the H years ago.
  17. This is like one of those stories about a lost dog who finds his way home again, awesome!
  18. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Anyone have a photo of Paul playing a righty? I've never seen one.
  19. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Insane! Glad u got it back
  20. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Google Images has everything. :smug:

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