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Here is a picture of Joe Osborn's 1960 Jazz Bass. He bought it in 1961 when he went on the road with Ricky Nelson. He retired it in 1988 because it was falling apart. The back is full of autographs. If you don't know who Joe Osborn is, you can look him up. Here's a little bit about him.


And by the way, he plays with a pick and had the same flatwounds on this bass for 20 years.


You can see a bigger picture by clicking on the link at the bottom.


large picture of Joe Osborn's bass

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Here's a little bit about him.


An interesting read. My band covers Johnny Rivers version of Memphis and when we first started rehearsing it, I was throwing in a lot of notes--too many in fact. It didn't feel right and lacked drive. I went back and listened more closely to the original, in which Osborn is mostly just thumping on the root. It taught me a lesson that, often times, less is more.

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