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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joeeg33, Dec 2, 2019.
To own something of Walter Becker’s?
Not clear from your post - did you buy it?
Sorry, yes I own it!
Cool, congrats! Play it with pride!
It appears very cool even with no regard to provenance.
He was amongst the hippest of the (anti?)hip.
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
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.
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?
I guess it is kind of cool....
Any new member of your herd is cool.
This is more cool than most.
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!
NBDs are the best! congratulations on your new instrument!
the previous owner apparently took care of the instrument (didn't abuse it) = that's the only important 'provenance'.
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.
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.
That's a lovely bass irrespective of the Steely Dan link. Congrats on the NBD!
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.
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.
That's cool indeed...
Nice bass now have fun with it.