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Synonymous Basses with Bassists

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spector_Ray, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    I'm sure there's been threads about this, but I'm curious as to how many synonymous bassists/basses one can think of. When someone says McCartney, you think of the Hofner bass, Jaco and his Jazz, Steve Harris and his blue P-bass and vice versa. :bassist:
  2. Konquest


    Aug 26, 2003
    Les Claypool and the CT "rainbow" bass
    Tony Levin and the Music Man
    Sting and the beat up '50's P-bass
  3. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Muse guy - Pedulla Rapture
    Chris squier - rickenbacker
  4. Mikkel-S


    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    Victor Wooten: His old Fodera Monarch.
    Matthew Garrison: His fantastic Fodera Imperial 5
    Anthony Jackson: His Fodera Presentation 6
  5. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004

    I didn't think of Chris Squire and his Ric.....Lemmy and his Ric as well. What about John Taylor of Duran Duran. I think of Aria Pro II and Kubiki X Factor.
  6. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Geddy Lee - Jazz OR the black Ric
    Michael Manring - Zon Hyperbass
    James Jamerson - P-Bass
    Stu Hamm - Kubicki X-Factor
    Gene Simmons - Axe Bass
    John Entwistle - Alembic 'Explorer' or The Buzzard
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    ....sorry, couldn't resist.

  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Stanley Clarke - Alembic short-horn

    Jack Cassidy - Flying V (It might or might not have been his main bass, but that's what I always associate with him)
  9. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Bovinehost - Bongo

    I too immediately thought of Chris Squire and the Ric, and the Ox and Buzzard... All my basses are somebody's "signature" instrument except the Modulus, I like to think that's *my* sig - it's the one I play the most at home. =0)
  10. Alain Caron = F Bass
    Marcus Miller = 1977 Jazz Bass

  11. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Marcus Miller - Jazz
    John Paul Jones - Jazz
    Tommy Shannon - Jazz and Precision
    Leon Wilkeson - Thunderbird
    John Deacon - Precision
  12. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    Jason Newsted - Sadowsky, many of them :p
    Lemmy - Rickenbacker
    Cliff Burton - Rickenbacker and Aria
  13. You took the first three I thought of!

    Some more...

    Melvin Lee Davis: Ken Smith MD7
    John Patitucci: Yamaha 6
    Alain Caron: F Bass Alain Caron 6
    Mike Pope: Fodera with the crazy electronics ;)
    Jean Baudin: Conklin Pac 9
    Stew McKinsey: Conklin Wenge 8
  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Billy Sheehan - The Wife / Yamaha Attitude

  15. My back and neck are hurting just looking at that! :D

    Bill Wyman - Fender Mustang
    Mike Watt - Gibson EBO
    Steve Harris - P bass
    Stanley Clarke - Alembic
  16. SirPoonga


    Jan 18, 2005
    Bunny Brunel - Carvin
  17. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004

    No joke. That bass reminds me of a girl I used to date. Painfully beautiful.
  18. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Rick Savage of Def Leppard and his Hamer Scarabs he played during the "Hysteria" era. 6 videos off that release, a live concert video, various bootlegs, and I never saw him without it except for the Explorer-copy tuned BEAD for "Pour Some Shook Up Ramen" on the "In The Round, In Your Face" home video... which was even replaced by a Black Scarab later on as seen in the "Rocket" video. I'd still love to pick one up one day simply for nostalgia's sake... I am, after all, very much a child of the 80's. :bag:

  19. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    kinda reminds me of my present girl, Painfully beautiful, My back and neck are hurting just looking at her!

  20. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Alex Webster - Modulus