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Thread started 12/05/11 4:32pm

camilleisfunky

Prince's bass guitar - where to buy

Hi,

I was watching some Prince concerts and noticed how funky Prince's bass is. Say I wanted to buy one, where should I look for it?

Thanks

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Reply #1 posted 12/05/11 7:27pm

leonche64

That is a Warwick Thumb bass. The do not sell them with the "eye" graphics, so you will have to get someone to either airbrush it, or print some vinal applications. The Thumb clocks in around $5,000 new. Used for around $3,000. If you have it painted, the resale value drops to about 1/3.

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Reply #2 posted 12/05/11 7:42pm

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When I found out how much the Warwick Thumb cost, I got an Ibanez Soundgear, b/c I knew from his 1999 Bass Player magazine interview (http://princetext.tripod.com/i_bass99.html) that the man had one and there was no way I was going to be able to afford the Thumb.

Of course, I have never seen him actually play the Soundgear, and I didn't really only pick it b/c Prince had one--but, still, it's kind of cool to know he does, or at least that he did. smile And, I like the bass itself. I have the Soundgear SR300 in Pewter, and even though I'm a newbie that doesn't really know anything about gear yet, I do really like its feel.

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Reply #3 posted 12/06/11 9:05am

camilleisfunky

thanks guys...it gives me an idea about how much it costs...the only thing is - I wanted to buy it as an item of decor, to put on a wall in the basement...

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Reply #4 posted 12/06/11 9:39am

Feelgood

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Do like "eye" did biggrin

From this................

To This..................

To THIS!!!!..............

Cheers,

Doc.

Oh, and by the way............ It DOES play right!


[Edited 12/6/11 9:46am]

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Reply #5 posted 12/06/11 9:50am

camilleisfunky

Feelgood said:

Do like "eye" did biggrin

From this................

To This..................

To THIS!!!!..............

Cheers,

Doc.

Oh, and by the way............ It DOES play right!


[Edited 12/6/11 9:46am]

Ow nice...it looks awesome. Tell me how you did that, did you do it yourself? how much did it cost you?

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Reply #6 posted 12/06/11 5:24pm

MadamGoodnight

I heart your bass Feelgood!

Beautiful!

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Reply #7 posted 12/07/11 2:11pm

Sander

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Haha, Feelgood! That's brilliant! I can tell you have an eye for detail, with the strap and all (and your interior smile ).

Still like the regular wooden Warwick as well...

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