Traben Bootsy Collins Star
5 points has the star, 5 Rockfield Fat Bass pickups jazz type has the bass, chrome plated brass peg, the largest rosewood bridge ever designed, basswood body, 3 Aguilar preamps and potentiometers to stretch the tone to infinity and beyond, that the pioneer of Slap, Boosty Collins, became legendary.
Yamaha Jack Daniel's Bass
Michael Anthony-Van Halen After finishing designing with Yamaha the commercial bass with his signature, Michael Anthony contacted that same team to build the bass of his dreams. After several attempts they finally found the materials to make this bass sound almost the same as the standard one. It has a 5-piece maple neck and mahogany interior, the ebony fingerboard, the pegs are customized by Yamaha and are naval brass coated with black powder, the phenolite and gargolite peg, the bridge also customized by Yamaha aluminum Airborne coated with black powder, the EMG custom-made pickup is double-wound on an alnico core, incorporates a parametric equalizer with medium cut adjustment and 18db amplifier. A true work of art.
Gene Simmons The design of this bass has changed a lot over the years, going through several lutiers and companies. This bass was a collaboration between Gene Simmons and Kramer of an alleged limited edition of only 1,000 instruments. Having sold more than 2,000 before finishing manufacturing the first. The pegbox divided into 2 clearly identifiable parts was made of aluminum and wood. The first version was 2 frets and used humbucker pickups. He currently has 20 frets and Precission pickups.
Wal MKII fretless
Justin Chancellor-Tool The first edition of Wal lows appear with solid ash body, maple, robust Amazonian wood and rosewood fingerboard, the second edition changes the leather knocker for a plastic protector and introduces the laminated bodies, with woods like walnut American, Schedua, Hydua, Padauk, Mahogany and Wenge. The flat response of this bass is given by two proprietary humbucker pickups molded in black with 3 anchor points and with 4 independent filaments, which practically eliminates crosstalk and intermodulation. The electronics use components of high stability, low tolerance, graphite potentiometers, gold connectors ... all connectors are designed to eliminate signal-noise, interference and distortions to the maximum, and are polarized to facilitate removal and replacement. The cavities are isolated, protected against external electrical interference. Purchased on the recommendation of a friend during the recording of the Ænima album, this bass player takes out an attack and brutal bass, for which he is famous. Justyn uses a combination of Earnie Ball strings, the first three of standard thickness (.045, .065, .085) and the fourth of the thick set (.110), in addition to tuning the bass 1 more serious tone (Sol Re La Mi - > Fa Do Sol Re).
Fleabass Model 32
Flea-Red Hot Chilli Peppers These basses differ from other brands by bright colors and circular knockers. There are only 2 models, the Touring and the Junior. Made with 20 frets, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and, alder body for Touring, by Tilo el Junior, the electronics are exactly the same, it also changes the quality of the plastic of the kicker between the 2 models. Equipped as standard with GSH strings and a passive double winding humbucking pickup.
Paul McCartney-The Beatles The 500/1 is a semi-acoustic electric bass, invented by Walter Höfner in 1955. The 500/1 were very light and easy to play, and also had a rich and warm tone. The shape of the body was inspired by that of the double bass is known as viola bass. Fir and maple body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, it has a Höfner ebony bridge and 2 Höfner 511B humbucker pickups. Paul saw the 500/1 in a Hamburg store and because of its symmetry he found it ideal for a left-handed man. It was also very cheap, light and very easy to play. McCartney bought the bass immediately and used it during his early years as Beatle. In 63, McCartney received a second 500/1 manufactured by Selmer, the British distributor of Höfner, which had the pads in different positions. Then he parked his bass from Hamburg and began using the new one, although occasionally he lets himself be seen with the original.
Fretless Fender Jazz
Jaco Pastorius With a rosewood neck noticeably narrower than the Precision, he uses alder wood for the body and maple for the mast. It features two single-coil jazz pickups with eight magnetic poles each, and three control knobs located on a metal plate in the lower right part of the body. Although the original model was designed by Fender, the term is used today to refer to any instrument manufactured according to its basic construction and electronics design. Nicknamed by Pastorius himself as The Bass of Fatality was a Fender Jazz Bass series of 62 bought at a pawn shop in the 70s. Pastorius removed the dishes with a butter knife, filling the gaps with imitation wood putty and cover the fretboard with several layers of epoxy resin (Araldit glue). This bass was stolen from a plaza bench in Manhattan in 1986 and, despite repeated attempts by friends and family to locate it, it was not until 2006 that it appeared in a small shop. After several legal disputes, Roberto Trujillo helped the Pastorious family so that they could recover the precious bass from his father with the intention of staying in a museum.
Warwick Rock Bass Vampyre Bolt-on Dark Lord
Here is a bass from the confines of hell. A 4-string bass with an A / E / B / F # tuning, that is, a fourth below a 5-string. Warwick has even had to create special strings: the game "Dark Lord", with calibers 85/105/135/175. Based on the traditional Vampyre, it is a bit bigger and heavier, something necessary to get the most serious harmonics from a .175 string (Fa #). The body itself is Ovangkol with a French maple top. The natural polished satin finish polished to the sand makes the vein of the spectacular French ash out in all its splendor. To effectively remove these ultra-low sounds, a set of MEC Jazz and Twin Jazz pickups (double, switchable to single) and a 3-band MEC electronics have been used.
Ibanez PGB1L Signature Model
Paul Gray- Slipknot Based on the ATK Ibanez series Paul Gray ordered the construction of this 4-string bass with the maple machine head and light ash body larger than normal, 5-piece maple and walnut neck, a winding humbucker pickup triple with several controls that allow to vary widely the tone and the tuning of the last 4 strings of a bass of 5 (Si Mi La Re) providing brutal bass.
Roger Waters-Pink Floid Manufactured by Rickenbacker as a deluxe 4000 series model between 1961 and 1981, it was replaced by the 4003 currently marketed. The body is completely made of wood, designed in the form of a curled wave like other models in the series, the mast is built together with the body, where the frets have triangle-shaped metal inscriptions. The 4001S model has point markers and does not have anchors in the body contour. It has two pickups, four knobs (two for volume and two for tone) and Rick-O-Sound wiring, so you can send one pickup to one ampli and another to another. Its sound is quite particular, rich in media and a very long sustain that has allowed it to compete equally with the Precision Bass and Jazz Bass, being a fairly recurring alternative to these classic models.
Fender Precision Bass
STEVEN HARRIS-IRON MAIDEN Designed from a fusion of the characteristics of an electric guitar and a double bass, Leo Fender aimed to offer bassists and guitarists a lighter and more comfortable instrument than the latter, and at the same time provide greater volume on stage before the popularization of electric guitars. The Precision bass offers a more aggressive, round and less defined sound than the Fender Jazz bass, making it an instrument especially appreciated by rock musicians and related styles. Although the original model was designed by Fender, the term 'P-bass is used today as a standard to refer to any instrument manufactured according to its basic construction and electronics design. Jazz double-wound pickups, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard ... from the 70s onwards, the Precision has received new woods, circuits or bridges, active and passive versions of the bass, or Deluxe or Elite models, with hardware have been made of gold, four pickups or hybrid combinations of Jazz / Precision pickups, but none of these modifications were permanent and returned again and again to the standard model. Steve Harris has been a guide for heavy rock and metal musicians, and twenty years later he continues to open roads. The Vintage P-Bass features a Seymour Duncan Basslines Quarter Pound pickup, a Leo Quan Bad Ass II bridge, a custom red wine pickguard, maple neck, chrome fittings and flat-wound Rotosound ropes .050-.110 gauges.