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Which Famous Bassists change bass brands as Frequently as us TBers?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Baird6869, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Which famous bassists change basses more often than many change their underwear?:D

    Just curious as to which famous bassists you think would impress even the hardest core Talkbass Classifieds-lurking TBers with their GAS inspired buying/selling.

    Also, what basses have the bassists in question been seen playing?

    I can't think of many, but John Entwhistle was definitely at the top of the list in his heyday.
  2. sarlscharisma


    Nov 6, 2007
    Chris Wolstenholme
    Adam Clayton
  3. Geddy Lee? Paul McCartney? Lemmy Kilmister? Steve Harris?
  4. [​IMG]
  5. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Robert Trujillo, Adam Clayton, John Entwistle
  6. Jason Black of Hot Water Music had a few basses through the years. Jeff Matz of High on Fire has also had a few.
  7. bluestarbass


    Jul 31, 2007
    Flea seems to play a lot of different ones. He's got a sig bass but plays fenders in videos and is also known for stingrays.
  8. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Ricky Phillips of Styx. He plays a different bass for almost every song.
  9. David Ellefson has flip flopped.
  10. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Chuck Rainey?
  11. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser

    Jaymi (of Talkbass, he's famous enough out here anyway).
  12. I think the question is during a live show how many pros swap basses between songs.
    I say JPJ, with Them Crooked Vultures he goes through 4 or 5 basses in a set.
  13. sj_bass


    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA

    I've seen these two change basses after nearly every song. No brand loyalty whatsoever... Makes me shed a tear (and GAS pains)...
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    To me, famous players flipping basses is not that big a deal because they have the option of getting basses free or at highly reduced rates. Some players players like Lee Sklar and Chuck Rainey, have seemingly supplemented their incomes through endorsements.
  15. Bruce Foxton: Ibanez Ric copy, Ric 4003, Fender P, MM Stingray (recording only), (was it) an Epiphone Hollow-Body, Aria SB-R60. Great bass player and inspiration to me. Probably why I have ended up with a Fender P and an Aria SB-1000.
  16. And don't forget the Spector NS2's!
  17. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Michael Anthony, without a doubt...and then goes on to endorse said brands in the bass mags.

  18. ...I think you just finished watching the same TV show that I did:) I really dug the reverse head Tele and the modded Jazz 5'er.
  19. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Jeff Ament plays a crap ton of basses too. I've seen him use Stingrays, Lulls, Hamers, electric uprights, P basses, and J basses.
  20. I learn something new every day here. I thought he primarily plays Yamaha basses and Peavey amps.