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Ten Most Wanted Fender Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Showdown, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. i'll take geddy's black jazz, thank you very much! ;)
  3. And I was gonna come up with something like "well, seeing Fender only ever really offered 3-4 models (not including variants) the list is a little obtuse."

    But yeah, that list is still a little out of order as is.

  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Now, c'mon, what kinda order is that?!?

    Mine would start:
    The Ox

    Now THAT would be more of a list!
  5. first of all..i want my own '75 RI jazz

    rhonda smiths american deluxe zone
    stu hamms "mel" red sparkle urge 2
    stu hamms surf green urge 1
    timmy c's natural jazz with the white bridge pickup
    roscoe becks white jazz 5 from G3
    victor baileys prototype jazz sig (which was stolen and recently returned to him)
    one of reggie hamiltons 4's
    timmy c's black with chrome pickguard jazz
    meshell ndegeochellos 70's sunburst jazz
    john paul jones jazz

    i wouldnt wanna touch jaco's or jamersons basses, id be too afraid of not doing them enough justice...not that would with any of these peoples basses, but just some basses arent ment to be touched
  6. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    Duck Dunn's bass doesn't suck :)
  7. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Personally, I'd put Jonsey a little higher on the list ;) , but at least he made the list. :hyper:
  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I love it!

    I think it's a no-brainer that Jamerson's Funk Machine should be #1. Think of the millions of recordings sold featuring that one P-bass.

    Ox is my hero so he should come second. :p
  9. I got lucky enought to play Jaco's 'bass of doom' on a couple of occaisions in Lauderdale, it was around the time when studying with Ray Peterson; '84-'85 and then the last time I saw it...I think Kevin Kaufman was repairing it (it was literally in pieces) - apparently he had dropped it out a 2nd story window or something crazy along those lines.

    Hey....where is Lee Sklar's bass on that list - talk about countless recordings!!!
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The only part of Sklar's bass that was made by Fender was the neck, and even that had the frets replaced with mandolin frets. The body's a Charvel and the Electronics are EMG.

    I'd like to get a hold of the Precision Carol Kaye used on Pet Sounds, not to mention Joe Osborn's Jazz, and while we're at it, Anthony Jackson's Fender Jazz too.
  11. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    Personally I would also have liked to have seen Geddy's bass on there, as well as Steve Harris'. Also I would have put Paul Simonon's bass higher up than tenth.
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU

    You must be kidding me! You have played the BOD? :eek:
  13. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    It was 11th...

    As for Geddy and Steve, they werent as mainstream and popular/well-known (both the musicians and the bands), so thats why imo
  14. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    My Ten Most Wanted Fenders:


    And my number one most wanted Fender:


    :D.. Sorry.. Couldn't help myself..
  15. mattmcnewf


    May 27, 2004
    maybe i'm just dumb but whatta bout Geezer bultlers.
    ALso I second Steve HArris
  16. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    This is the correct answer.
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Ha ha

    No, really.
  18. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    If someone gave me Larry Graham's white Jazz, I wouldn't be mad.
  19. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Timmy C's is in my top ten.
  20. All true. AND Lee's neck was a P that he had shaped to a J! Talk about your Frankenstein! Oh yeah, and Kaye's, Osborn's and Anthony's were all stock. (Well...I'm not sure about Anthony's bass, 'cause he was known to have some contra tunings and other funkisms going on...) Wonder if he still has it. Probably.