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What bass is (s)he playing?


EddiePlaysBass

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Right, so my googling powers have abandoned me this time around, but I figured this MIGHT be an interesting thread if more people have a similar question.

 

Here goes: what bass is Sting playing in the video to "Message In A Bottle" ? It's a fretless, it's a beauty and I want it :D

 

[edit] Here is a pic of him sporting it.

 

Anyone have a clue, or likewise have a similar question? Power to the LowDown !!! I bet someone knows !!

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I used to have one of those. Great basses, but the electronics were a little suspect. Swapped the stock pickups out for some EMGs and my employers couldn't have been happier.
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Cmon Eddie ! Steve Harris play a Musician in early records/videos. Judgin by your nick/avatar, you know who is Steve Harris.

 

PD: Sting and Steve Harris move from Musician to Presicion, I never play an Ibanez Musician, I must assume both basses are in the same path.

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belazaras, yeah I know who Steve Harris is :D My latest band is trying to get me to learn the entire "Number Of The Beast" album. They think it'd be fun to do a Dream Theater and cover it in its entirety :freak:

 

That's what you get for playing with teenagers :D

Ehm, let me rephrase that :freak: That's what you get for being in a band with teenagers. Yeah, slightly better :D

 

Anyway, it's a really nice bass and I'd like to have one someday, if they're still made.

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I'd love an Ibanez Musician, Studio or Roadster (NOT RoadstAr) bass, but they're a bit expensive over here.

 

A couple of months ago I watched a Musician get bid up on eBay to £830.00.

 

Geoff

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Yup, that is definitely a Musician.

 

I had a 1981 Roadster (not RoadstAr).

 

It was one of the heaviest basses I've ever picked up. It played well enough, but I traded it in on a P-bass that I'm in love with.

 

I checked the shop I traded it in to... it didn't even last 24 hours before someone picked it up!

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Originally posted by EddiePlaysBass:

Anyway, it's a really nice bass and I'd like to have one someday, if they're still made.

They've been discontinued for quite some time now. But keep your eyes on e-bay, they show up there from time to time.

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Originally posted by EddiePlaysBass:

Right, got a new one here. Bassist is Tye Zamora from Alien Ant Farm. What bass is he playing? Sorry, can't find a better pic than that one ...

I believe that's a Ken Lawrence "Brase" bass. As good as it gets, apparently. :thu:
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Late or not, I would just like to say that I used to have a fretless Musician bass, 1984 model, that I loved and still regret selling. The electronics were awesome, no problems ever.

Really regret that sale. Really do.

 

I would just like to say that while I am not that familiar with all the Roadstar models having played only a few, I have found most of them to be quite nice.

 

I will also say that my Roadstar II basses are the bee's knees.

23 skidoo.

 

I am also pretty sure that Tye Zamora worked for Ken Lawrence basses for a minute or so.

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

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Another Ibanez bass very similar to the Musician is the 'Studio'.

 

I have a Studio ST-105 guitar (1979) and it is superbly built, plays magnificently and weighs a ton. I'd love to be able to afford the matching pair - but (a) they seem to be rare although there also seems to be more 8 than 4 strings, and (b) I can't afford one any more than I can afford a Musician.

 

:0(

 

Geoff

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My first fretless was an Ibanez Musician which I only sold a few years ago so that someone else could relish its capabilities. It had genuine "mwah" and I liked the ability to bypass the preamp. The weight was a little uncomfortable for me as I got older, but it was beautiful to look at as well as play.
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