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War of the Worlds bass

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by WarwickFan, Mar 14, 2006.


  1. WarwickFan

    WarwickFan

    Feb 7, 2005
    Florida
    On Jeff Wayne's, The War of the Worlds, What bass is Herbie Flowers playing? I think it's a P-bass, but i'm not sure.
     
  2. Knowing Flowers, it would be a blue '62 jazz with extremely old flatwounds.

    about time someone brought up this album, it really is a great one for playing along to!
     
  3. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Herbie's Fender is actually pre-1962. It's an extremely rare prototype of what was launched as the Fender Jazz.

    He uses Rotosound Tru-Bass strings, which are left on for years at a time.
     
  4. I stand corrected. I read about him in Bassist years ago, my memories are a bit hazy!
     
  5. WarwickFan

    WarwickFan

    Feb 7, 2005
    Florida
    Thanks for your replies. One of my favorite albums of all time.
     
  6. BigLez

    BigLez

    Jan 31, 2011
    I'm a huge fan of Herbie... a true all-rounder

    His bass is a 1959 blue Fender jazz, with tru-bass strings... often repaired with gaffa tape!!

    He bought it in New York for a mere $79 :)
     
  7. one of the best albums ever