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Bass Guitar list [main listing]

 

AUERSWALD // A. Clayton Custom - fretted // 199x // yellow (may be more than 1 in qty)

AUERSWALD // A. Clayton Custom - fretless // 199x // yellow (may be more than 1 in qty)

EPIPHONE // Rivoli (hollow-body)  // 19xx // tobacco sunburst

FENDER // Jazz Bass // 1961 // tobacco finish [customised w/1970's Jazz maple neck with block markers]

FENDER // Jazz Bass // 1964 // Sherwood Green finish [customised w/1970's Jazz maple neck with block markers]

FENDER // Jazz Bass // 1965 // Shoreline Gold finish [customised w/1970's Jazz maple neck with block markers]

FENDER // Jazz Bass // 1966 // candy apple red finish

FENDER // Jazz Bass // 1966 // tobacco finish [customised w/1970's Jazz maple neck with block markers]

FENDER // Jazz Bass // 1972 // This bass was originally tobacco finished. It was later stripped to it's natural wood finish and the dark pick guard changed to white pearl. [This bass is to be auctioned by Julien's Auction's in NY on May 31, 2008 to benefit Music Rising - www.musicrising.org]

FENDER // Precision Bass // 19xx // black finish

FENDER // Precision Bass // 19xx // white finish w. black pick guard [This bass was auctioned by Julien's Auction's in NY on April 21, 2007 to benefit Music Rising - www.musicrising.org]

FENDER // Precision Bass // 1972 // white finish w. tortoise pick guard

FENDER // Precision Bass // 1972 // tobacco finish

FENDER // Precision Bass // 1973 (could be the same as the bass listed above) [I have a ’73 Precision Bass that I’ve used since day one. I used to think, This is the old work horse—old faithful. I loved it. I still love it, and I play it all the time, but I try to branch out and play different instruments. I’m not so attached to any of the others] 

GIBSON // Firebird Bass // 19xx // mahogany finish

GIBSON // Firebird (reverse) Bass // 19xx // mahogany finish

GIBSON // Les Paul Recording Bass [also known as Les Paul Triumph bass // vintage from between 1971-1979 // white finish [I have an short-scale Gibson Les Paul Recording Bass from the ’70s. I don’t know what it is about this one—it’s a very inspiring instrument. The strings very rarely get changed, and I haven’t changed the way it’s set up since I bought it. But I always have it sitting around the studio. When I put it on, I always go somewhere with it, playing little melodies. That’s what I used to play the countermelody on “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own.” ]

GIBSON // RD Artist Bass // 1977-1981 (vintage uncertain) / natural finish

IBANEZ // Musician Bass // 198x // brown finish

IBANEZ // Musician Bass // 198x // brown finish w/active preamp

IBANEZ // Roadstar Bass // 19xx // white

IBANEZ // Roadstar Bass // 19xx // black

LAKLAND // Bob Glaub signature // pre-2001 // natural finish

LAKLAND // Daryl Jones signature // 2005 // aqua finish

LAKLAND // Daryl Jones signature // 2005 // gold finish

LAKLAND // Daryl Jones signature // 2005 // natural finish (2)

LAKLAND // Joe Osborn signature // pre-2001  // natural finish

LAKLAND // Joe Osborn signature // pre-2001 // tobacco sunburst finish

MUSICMAN // Stingray 4-string Bass // 19xx // white finish

MUSICMAN // Stingray 4-string Bass // 19xx // [finish uncertain]

WASHBURN // [model uncertain] // 19xx // natural finish

ZON // Legacy Bass // 198x // [white finish]

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"So there I was, fifteen years old, with a dark brown Ibanez-copy bass guitar and no amp. I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it. Absolutely none. Not a clue. It just sounded good to me." - Adam Clayton