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What bass does Lemmy play??

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Chapter, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Chapter


    Sep 12, 2005
    I was wondering What kind of bass Lemmy In Motörhead plays?
  2. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
  3. Chapter


    Sep 12, 2005
  4. Phalanx


    Apr 4, 2005

    There's a picture just to emphasise that it's a rickenbacker
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Lemmy doesn't play bass - he just plays very muddy, rhythm guitar !! ;)
  7. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man

    I know it's unfair but I have heard opinions voiced before that he is unworthy of that Rickenbacker....

  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Lemmy doesn't play bass...those cocoa puffs on his face do.

    Anyone who put in the time in a relationship with Wendy O. deserves whatever bass they want for doing time.
  9. The correct answer is "whatever the $^*&^" he wants.:bassist:
  10. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm actually surprised that he outlived Wendy O Williams.
  11. Come on guys, Lemmy is a metal god. He can play whatever the hell he wants, lol. Hell, if he wanted to slam "Ace of Spades" on a Fodera, I'd support him. I love Lemmy, and love Motorhead!!

  12. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  13. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I'm not dissing Lemmy or Motorhead. I dig 'em lots. In fact, I've seen them several times and have a big love for both No Sleep till Hammersmith and No Sleep at All...
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Well, to be fair, he says so himself! In the liner notes to "Everything Louder Than Everyone Else". I don't have it handy to give an exact quote, but he actually uses almost the same words: "I don't really play bass, I play crude guitar parts on a bass". (paraphrased)

    ...While looking for that pic of him holding the bass, I ran across an interview in which he said he doesn't write songs with minor chords (much) "because you can't play minors on a bass". !!!:eek:

    P.S. I totally dig Motorhead, but that doesn't exempt them from a good poking-at.
  15. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Lemmy has some freaky lookin gobstopper moles on his face.

    Oh yea, he plays a Ric.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...I've heard he's also "John Boys" brother from the "Waltons"...

  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    There's a TBer who plays that bass. Who is it?

  18. incubus2432


    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    That would be me! My 4004LK is a great playing/sounding Ric. It is by far my favorite bass.

  19. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Isn't another ingredient in Lemmy's tone the 100 watt Marshall guitar amps he plays his Rickenbacker through?
  20. wingnutkj


    Mar 27, 2003
    Lemmy doesn't play bass. He gets Chuck Norris to hide behind the amps and sing the low notes.