Steve Harris Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Shumph, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. Shumph


    Aug 25, 2001
    On the move
    Got my steve harris bass today.
    It really looks good.

    Its setup really bad.

    Sounds good though. I really like the pickguard it gets set off by the blue body of the bass really well.

    Once it gets setup I am sure I will love it.

  2. how much was it?
  3. Shumph


    Aug 25, 2001
    On the move
    $550 US
    Has SD 1/4 pounders and a badass II bridge.
    Lake Placid Blue with a Wine red Pickguard.
    Maple neck

    Also came with a hard shell case.
    I really like it

  4. I'm not a big fan o' Steve Harris but idk, it sounds like a kick @$$ bass!
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I played one @ the NAMM show, it is a good bass. Congrats! $550 with a case. That's a pretty good deal.
  6. sounds like something i gotta try...
  7. I was looking at those, but I am not a fan of the Mirror pickguard. Where did you purchase it at? I dont think any of the stores around here would give that good of a deal. With the rumors of the Mark Hoppus bass going out, even though he isnt my favorite bass player, it sounds like it could be pretty nice.
  8. Shumph


    Aug 25, 2001
    On the move
    Sam Ash
    They matched the deal had.

    otherwise it was $550 without the case.
  9. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    does it look alright with the mirror pickguard on it? I just don't know about that one....

  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I waited & waited for a Steve Harris Signature bass!!!!! When they finally made one, they made it alll wrong. Don't get me wrong, it's probably a great bass. When It's Set up correctly, it'll play like a dream.

    I've seen Iron Maiden a few times & I've been up front right near Harris & I've seen sountless videos& I've never seen him play a bass w/ a 50's logo on it. All the basses he plays has a regular mirrored pickguard (not red) & the bass he mainly used was blue sparlke (Which is now the White w/trim & British Crest on it). I'm a pretty big Iron Maiden Fan & I'm disappointed. :(
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  11. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Congrats on the new bass! :)

    As Nino said though, I can't imagine why Fender made several cosmetic revisions from the bass Steve was actually known for playing. At least the p/g can be substituted quite easily. Enjoy the bass!
  12. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    The bass isn't supposed to be a copy of the bass that Steve Harris played. Granted, it is very close. They approached him about a Steve Harris model, and that was what he came up with. I believe the "Claret Red" pickguard with the blue body are his favorite Football team's colors. You could always get a regular mirrored pickguard if you wanted a more exact replica of his bass. But, considering that bass is now white with the emblem of his fave team, it still wouldn't be 'correct.'

    I have been toying with getting one of these--I play bass because of Steve Harris. I know of someplace I can get one ordered for $440 if I ever do want one, but I think I will avoid the GAS. I have been toying with the idea of building a bass with Warmoth parts, so I could make one for a little more, and get a birdseye neck/board with a jazz style neck, which I prefer, anyway.

    But, I hope you like your new bass. I think it was definitely a long time coming!
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Actually, it should be. It's his "Signature Bass". You give someone a Signature bass becasue thay've used it for most, if not all of his/her career. (Forget about that Blink 000 guy).

    Why didn't thay make the Geddy Lee in White w/a rosewood fretboard & pearl blocks? Why didn't thay make the Marcus Miller w/out that crazy pickguard & active electrinics & dot inlays? Why didn't they make the Sting bass w/a p/j configuration? Brecause it's NOT what they used!!!!!

    Just my opinion. I'm letting off some steam cause IREALLY wanted a TRUE Steve Harris Signature bass. :(