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This Day In Bass History

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Oct 29, 2005.

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    Mar 12, 2004
    <p><img src="http://weeklywire.com/ww/01-26-98/memphis_musrv-1.gif" align="right" alt="Bill Wyman" />Bill Wyman (born George Perks on October 24, 1936) was the bassist for The Rolling Stones from its founding in 1962 until 1991. He kept a detailed daily journal of his days with the band and used it for his book "Rolling with The Stones." He says he created the riff to "Jumpin' Jack Flash," although Mick Jagger and Keith Richards dispute the claim and are credited with writing it. Over the years, Wyman has been known to play a wide variety of short-scale basses. His first bass was a low-end short-scale bass; he modified the instrument by adding a second pickup, reshaping the body, and removing the frets, possibly creating the first fretless electric bass. He later played bass guitars such as the Vox Mark IV, known as "The Wyman Bass", the Fender Mustang, the Gibson EB-3, Travis Bean and the Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite bass. He currently uses a Steinberger. In addition, there was a Wyman signature 'Teardrop' Vox bass. making him the only person to have a signature Vox instrument. Be sure and check out Bill's website at: <a href="http://www.billwyman.com">BillWyman.com</a>.<p style="font-size:10px;text-align:right;">Technorati Tags: <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Bill Wyman" rel="tag">Bill Wyman</a>, <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Rolling Stones" rel="tag">Rolling Stones</a></p></p>