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What do our favorite Bass players Drive?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by lx_night, Apr 19, 2010.


  1. lx_night

    lx_night

    Sep 3, 2008
    Oklahoma city
    Most of the time you can tell what a person drives just by looking at their attire and the way they behave etc.

    For example I am a very simple contemporary person and cannot afford extremely fancy cars but i drive a 06 ford fusion which i think suits me because of the way i am.

    Now what i am trying to figure out is what type of cars do John patitucci, Will Lee, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, les claypool etc,
    Based on their personalities and playing what do they drive?

    I can kind of see marcus miiler in a black Cadillac cruising down the road , because he is allways looking good in live apperances, and i think a caddy just goes on him.

    You can take a guess or if you actually know then go ahead and tell us.
     
  2. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    2004 pontiac vibe.
    great for moving gear, but small enough thats its comfortable to drive.
     
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    Red Barchetta
     
  4. JoZac21

    JoZac21

    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Mike Watt is "the man with a van and a bass in his hand"....
     
  5. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    mmm thats sounds strangely familiar relating to a bassist....weird, i keep on getting ideas rushed into my head, but i cant figure out where that deja vu is coming from.
     
  6. MiamiFins42

    MiamiFins42

    Feb 1, 2010
    In the By the Way video, Flea drives an orange Ford Bronco, seems pretty fitting to his personality. The first 2 posts = what?? The OP asked about famous bass players and what THEY drive...? Or am I the one missing something...
     
  7. JoZac21

    JoZac21

    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Um, Mike Watt? The Minutemen? He drives a van... he calls himself "the man with the van and a bass in his hand".
     
  8. I know Andrew Gouche drives a BMW.

    Adam Nitti, I'm guessing maybe Land Rover.
     
  9. I could see Vic Wooten driving a Subaru. He's "outdoors-y" like that, but he doesn't seem an SUV kind of guy.
     
  10. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    pete wentz drives a mercedes benz roadster thing, and a cadi escalade.
    both shown on the interwebs getting pulled over.
    ironically fitting.
     
  11. YogaBear

    YogaBear

    Jul 27, 2009
    Victor wooten:
    Toyota, Ugly, but simple.
    Just like his amps.
     
  12. I have a Infiniti FX35 and a BMW325 CIC,Brian Barrett at the Lowend drives the same FX35 and has a newer Vette,Dan Lakin at Lakland at last I knew drove a BMW 3 series,Paul McCartney had a convertible vette,astin Martin and a Rover for when he is in the states,Pat Lassiter of Tracy Lawrence did drive a Lexus buts sports a Harley most of the time
     
  13. Zacoppotamus

    Zacoppotamus

    Jan 3, 2010
    Greece
    flea drives an old mercedes that's modded on the inside with orange seats etc... Totally fits his personality!
     
  14. lx_night

    lx_night

    Sep 3, 2008
    Oklahoma city
    Victor wooten on a Subaru sounds odd and hilarious but somehow it fits him!
    Toyota fits him as well.

    Flea with a van or old mercedes definitely fits him.

    Like others here i agree Adam nitty on something german like a beamer.

    We must get to bottom of this!
     
  15. lx_night

    lx_night

    Sep 3, 2008
    Oklahoma city
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  16. sirmike75

    sirmike75

    Jul 16, 2009
    Arlington,Texas
    lol for some reason i can see flea driving a mnonster truck....
     
  17. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Tony Levin rides a Harley.
     
  18. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    Yes, indeed. Although the host of this clip is kind of cheesy, I love that someone at Kelley Blue Book had the good musical taste to come up with this idea.
     
  19. SpasticFingers

    SpasticFingers

    Mar 2, 2010
    One look at his touring schedule reveals that it has very low mileage. The man seems to be perpetually touring.
     

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