Why is there no Sid Vicious Signature Bass? I'm gassing for one so hard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SuburbiaSucks, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. SuburbiaSucks


    May 18, 2014
    Yes we have all heard the rumours he couldnt play to save his life, but lets reflect on the positives. He inspired a bunch of others to pick up an instrument, he was the empitome of punk, his pop culture standing is still quite high today. He was part of one of the greatest bands of all time and that alone should grant him at least a limited run sig bass. Why isn't there one? I want one so badly!
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  2. OldDirtyBassist


    Mar 13, 2014
    Nevermind the Boll****, Here's the Sex Pistols is a miracle.

    What kind of bass did Sid start with? Where and when did he get the Olympic white P bass with the black guard?

    Sid should have took over as lead singer.
  3. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
    Getting him to sign them is the main problem.
  4. ChefKen


    Aug 30, 2014
    NW CT
    Problem with Sid is he is famous for everything except playing the bass.....
  5. ChefKen


    Aug 30, 2014
    NW CT
    Now Paul Simonon deserves a bass! He could really play. His reggae lines helped mainstream the entire genre. He needs a signature P-Bass!
  6. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    The Sid Vicious P Bass, comes with a needle and spoon too !

    Still, his My Way is still the best lol
  7. bassrich


    Nov 20, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
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  8. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    In before the DeeDee Ramone model is mentioned.
  9. Does the world really need more P basses?
  10. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I can imagine that Sid's reply to a request for a sig bass would be unprintable.

    And rightly so. His bass was an off the shelf Pbass.

    Go and get one and make it your own sig bass.
  11. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    The question should be: "Why is there no Dennis Dunaway bass?"
    Ok, maybe very few people would buy it with all that stuff on it, but at least it's more distinctive than some of the other signature basses. Not to mention, he's a better bassist than some of the bassists who already have signature models.
    Regardless, I can't see myself ever buying a signature bass, with the exception of two models, and one of
    them, a Lake Placid Blue Squier Jazz...hell, I don't even know who that guy is.
    Sure, I can understand why Fender makes signature
    models, but I simply think it's getting to be a bit too much. What next, an Olsie Robinson signature model?
    By the way, I like Olsie...one of the earliest bassists I can think of who used a Fender, not to mention that
    violin bass...a Gibson?
    Hey, there actually was a DD bass!
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  12. I don't know. I assume that the Sex Pistols would be all over signature instruments considering the band was started to promote an image and clothing style.

    Sid didn't even play on any recordings. He barely played live. It's also easy to replicate the bass he played with current offerings. But if Fender thinks it will make them some money then have at it.
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  13. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
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  14. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Sid couldn't play bass to save his life - literally. Why would he deserve a signature bass? I don't get why he "inspired us to start playing" when he didn't play on the Sex Pistols records. Steve Jones is the guy responsible for all the bass lines.
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  15. If there was a Sid Vicious bass before a Klaus Flouride signature LPB jazz, then someone at Fender needs to get fired.

    Now instead, lets talk about a Glen Matlock or Kira Roessler signature 4001! :D
  16. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    I'm with you. I love P-basses, but good lord, a P's a P. I have my own names for the Roger Waters sig and the Nate Mendel sig. I call 'em the black one and the red one. :laugh:
  17. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    I think its more along the lines of Fender to give Mutley Mclad a sig series Squier. I mean, do any of you even know who he is?

    (For those interested, he was/is (not sure if they are still around) from the Macc Lads. If any of you decide to look them up on Youtube, make sure you are not easily offended!)
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  18. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Inactive

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    I am a huge punk fan and player, and I agree that Sid Vicious did nothing to advance the genre, or even make a difference. They could have thrown literally anyone into that position and they still would have sounded huge. It was (as much as I hate to say it) Johnny Rotten that gave them their sound. He's a total wanker, but his voice and style are SO distinctive.
    If you wanna give a punk guy a sig bass, it should be Klaus Fluoride (Dead Kennedys). He was a big part of the band's sound, and quite talented, to boot.
  19. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Inactive

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    The answer is no, it does not. The world is already choked with Fenders, and people showing them to each other as if they're original in any way. Psssh.
  20. melvins92


    Aug 10, 2012
    Sid did not play on the album, Steve Jones did but...
    ...while Steve may have played the basslines on that record, the vast majority of them were written by Glen Matlock, who also had a prominent part in writing a lot of Sex Pistols songs. It's sad that Sid's antics overshadow Glen's part in getting them to the level they were at by the time Sid came around.