Tony acquired this Fender 1962 Reissue P Bass new in 2006. It’s been a fun bass for him and he has played it a lot, mostly at home. This was Tony’s “go to bass” for writing, for stamina building and warming up, and simply good fun. This was also Tony’s “Motown” bass, and he usually had it set up with a foam mute under the strings near the bridge. This would create an instant Jamerson sound. It is set up Jamerson-style with LaBella Deep Talkin’ Bass Strings 0760 Original Oldies. Bob Babbitt from the Motown Funk Brothers played it at the Fender 60th Anniversary Concert in Anaheim and he also signed it. This comes with a detailed letter from Tony and a photo of Tony with the bass. Please inquire for price.
The bass was made for Tony Franklin by the Fender Custom Shop in 2000, by Master Builder Todd Krause. Todd has built instruments for Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Roger Waters, to name but a few. The bass is an exact replica of Tony’s “Firm” Fretless P Bass, except this has an ebony fingerboard, and is sunburst, not black. Tony has used it on many many gigs and sessions between 2000 and 2011. The fingerboard was resurfaced in 2011. This bass is a “One Off”.
A very rare piece of Southern Rock History! This bass was owned and used by the late great Leon Wilkeson. Leon used this bass live and in the studio with Lynyrd Skynyrd in the 1970′s, The Rossington Collins Band, and on the 1987-88 Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour. This bass was one of Leon’s favorite basses to play, if not his favorite. The original sunburst finish was repainted to a blue/white burst by Leon sometime in the late 70′s or early 80′s. An extended metal arm was made by a member of the crew and friend of Leon’s and attached to the upper horn of the bass to accommodate Leon’s left arm after it was injured in the 1977 plane crash. The brass nut was made by Allen Chester and the bass comes with the original flight case that is stenciled “Rossington Collins Band – Leon Wilkeson – Fragile” . This is your chance to own an incredible bass from a Southern Legend and a great person. Comes with the original flight case and a detailed letter from a member of Skynyrd’s road crew and one of Leon’s good friends. Please call or email for price.
You’re looking at Rudy Sarzo’s Peavey prototype for the Rudy Sarzo Signature Model bass. This is one of the very first prototypes made for Rudy in the 1980′s and its also one of Rudy’s favorites. It was used on tour with Whitesnake and it comes with the original case with a Whitesnake Japan Tour laminate attached to the case. The bass is also signed by Rudy on the body and the back of the body is taped over. There is no serial number on the bass as it is a prototype. A beautiful and brilliant playing and sounding bass. As you know Rudy is one of the all time great bassists and has played with some of the greatest musicians of all time. A must to own for any bass entusiast or heavy metal fan.
I sent Greg my “want list” for anything Woodstock related item (since I was there.) Several months later, he came up with Stu Cook’s (CCR) stage played Woodstock bass, which is shown on Greg’s website. This deal took many months to finalize since I kept coming up with questions and requests, and the artist was always on the road touring. But Greg stuck with me during all this. Being skeptical, I was very satisfied with the three pages LOA from the artist and with a photograph of Stu playing at Woodstock, which Greg matched to the grain of the bass I bought. Finally, he helped arrange for me and my wife to go backstage and meet the artist. Wow! I’m hoping Greg finds more stuff for me.