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What bass is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Al3x, Dec 15, 2012.


  1. Al3x

    Al3x

    May 15, 2011
    Austin, TX
    In my farting around on Youtube, I found a concert video from '77 of KISS while they were on the Love Gun tour. Gene is using one particular bass that I have absolutely no clue as to what it is. It could be a Gibson, but I doubt. Anyone know?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=ydR-ExD8vLA

    (You get a real nice look at it around 9:44)
     
  2. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    He was using a custom designed Spector on the Love Gun and Alive II tours.
     
  3. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    In 77 that would have been a Spector Gene Simmons bass.
    Edit: Kmonk beat me to it :)
    I think it sold for like $30k or something crazy like that about 5-6 years ago.
     
  4. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I remember when it was on Ebay in 2005. At the time that I found it the bid was around $18,000 and it hadn't reach the reserve price. I think you are right that sold for somewhere around $30k.

    I saw Gene playing that bass in Providence in 1978. I was in the third row center. My first "real" concert. I say "real" because I had seen Aerosmith playing a park when they were first starting out in 1972.