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What bass? Rocco Prestia

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Jerry J, Jun 20, 2002.


  1. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I looked through some of the archives to find out if the bass Rocco Prestia plays and I got lazy.

    Does anyone know what bass Rocco used in the early days of Tower of Power? I know that he's using a Conklin that Bill made custom for him now. I've gotten to play the prototype for that bass.
     
  2. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    He played a Fender P bass and later before going back to the fender he used A fernades and now he's using the Sig Conklin.
     
  3. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    That confirms it. I was just listening to the "Best of TOP" CD and I was pretty certain that's what he played.


    Thanks so much, Jauqo III-X!
     
  4. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
  5. tummage

    tummage

    Apr 23, 2002
    New Orleans, La
    That's the reason I bought a P-bass

    tummage
     
  6. Kelvin

    Kelvin

    Apr 30, 2000
    Singapore.
    A Fender P-Bass

    Its on the cover of the "Everybody on the Bus" album.
     
  7. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Anybody know what the story was with the signature P-bass (has the pickup bobbins reversed)? Seems like I barely heard about it after he quit using the Fernandes and then, all of a sudden, hes using the Conklin.:confused:
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...maybe it's me-
    Rocco just doesn't look right without a Fender in his hands.
    (Some goes for Rainey & Jaco).
     
  9. FiedelP

    FiedelP

    May 24, 2002
    Hamburg, Germany
    In the standing in the Shadows of Motown book about Jamersond, you see Roco with a G&L P-Copy?
    Dirk
     
  10. Johnalex

    Johnalex

    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    Rocco is da man! yeah true I picture him playing a P-bass. I do like that Conklin tough really really pretty. I guess that P/J config helps get out some of those fat 16th notes.