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(NBD) I guess it’s kind of cool....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joeeg33, Dec 2, 2019.


  1. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Central New Jersey
    To own something of Walter Becker’s?
     

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  2. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Not clear from your post - did you buy it?
     
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  3. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Central New Jersey
    Sorry, yes I own it!
     
  4. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Cool, congrats! Play it with pride!
     
  5. DrMole

    DrMole Supporting Member

    It appears very cool even with no regard to provenance.
    He was amongst the hippest of the (anti?)hip.
    Love it.
     
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  6. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Central New Jersey
    Yea, it’s really nice regardless of who owned it. Typical Status, great playing and even tone all over the neck. Hangs great on the strap, no neck dive! HaHa

    I didn’t buy it from the auction, got it from the person that had the winning bid, a fellow New Jerseyian
     
  7. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Australia
    Nice. Status basses are great, and WB is one of the very few celeb musicians I would want to own an instrument they did.

    I've got a full carbon S2000.
     
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  8. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Sweet! Enjoy.
     
  9. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    I dreamed of owning a Status when I was young...Mark King was the best!

    Congratulations...It is beautiful.

    What kind of band will you play it in?
     
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  10. rocu

    rocu

    Jan 28, 2015
    Missoula, MT
    I guess it is kind of cool....
     
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  11. Any new member of your herd is cool.
    This is more cool than most. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Yes, that is VERY cool. Walter is one of my heroes, and his music will live on. It's nice to know his vast collection of gear will also continue to make music in the hands of those who participated in the auction. Congratulations on getting a piece of history!
     
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  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    NBDs are the best! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:


    the previous owner apparently took care of the instrument (didn't abuse it) = that's the only important 'provenance'. ;)
     
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  14. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Central New Jersey
    Yea, it’s in excellent condition. Doesn’t appear to have much play time on it. Been playing it quite a bit over the last couple of days..... extremely comfortable.
     
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  15. garp

    garp

    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Congrats. I have a feeling that many of the items from that auction had very little playing time on them.
    +1. Walter would probably say something like: "Congrats on saving this from the dumpster. Don't think for a minute that the brand name elevates your position in the social pecking order." Fagen's book Eminent Hipsters (Viking, 2013) sheds a little more light on their shared perspective.
     
  16. TrevorR

    TrevorR

    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    That's a lovely bass irrespective of the Steely Dan link. Congrats on the NBD!
     
  17. MVE

    MVE

    Aug 8, 2010
    Thats beautiful.
    I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

    I don’t know how closely you followed the Juliens auction, but apparently Mr. Becker had and even bigger addiction to guitar stores than his well known problems with substance abuse. ;) the auction catalog was like 600 pages. Lol. Its not surprising that the instrument is in ‘like new/barely played’ condition.
     
  18. He had a very diverse collection. I really wanted to bid on a few things, but had to pay some adult responsibilities in the form of doctor bills for my kids.
     
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  19. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    That's cool indeed...
     
  20. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Nice bass now have fun with it.
     

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