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Thread started 06/18/17 8:44pm

MachineElf

Prince's last bass guitar

For the gearheads out there: the latest video from bassist Scott Devine (of Scott's Bass Lessons YouTube channel) has a hands-on with the bass guitar that Prince ordered shortly before his passing, from Gus Guitars, based on the 'Purple Special' guitar that P showed off at one of his final Paisley Park appearances.


https://youtu.be/e2wjMnMpaR4

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Reply #1 posted 06/18/17 9:36pm

Astasheiks

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Such a cool design and the video shows the special purple color mix and his symbol in the body! And with Prince's bank, he could have ordered a 5 String also. For those that play bass, would you have ordered a 4 and 5 String?

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Reply #2 posted 06/18/17 11:08pm

mediumdry

Like Prince, I strongly believe that a bass has 4 strings. He considered 5 string mutant animals, and rightly so. cool

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Reply #3 posted 06/18/17 11:49pm

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Astasheiks said:

Such a cool design and the video shows the special purple color mix and his symbol in the body! And with Prince's bank, he could have ordered a 5 String also. For those that play bass, would you have ordered a 4 and 5 String?

[Edited 6/18/17 21:37pm]


Prince hated five string basses.
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Reply #4 posted 06/20/17 11:28am

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How do you know? Are you sure? I wonder why because he's got a lot of songs with bass lines sounded like played on a 5 string?

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Reply #5 posted 06/20/17 1:09pm

mediumdry

read the interview he did for Bass Player magazine (don't have a copy right now). He mentions not liking 5 (or 6 or more) string basses. However, he also says bass is a fish and it is about the base and that Larry Graham is his shining example when it comes to bass playing.

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Ah, found the quote:

The Artist gets up and heads over to the bass sitting in the corner but then waves a hand at it. “Oh, 5-string—a mutant animal.”

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Full article here: http://www.bassplayer.com...tory/57724

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Reply #6 posted 06/22/17 11:14am

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And it goes on to say...

The Artist gets up and heads over to the bass sitting in the corner but then waves a hand at it. “Oh, 5-string—a mutant animal.” I start to scribble down the quote. “Don’t print that! People will say I don’t like the 5-string because I can’t play it. We do have to keep an open mind to things. We need to be open to evolution.”

hhhmmm...

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Reply #7 posted 06/25/17 7:35am

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Reply #8 posted 06/25/17 9:26am

mediumdry

5 string and fretless! Must have been one he borrowed from someone, as I'd never seen that before. I do love Warwick Thumbs though (like he apparently did too)

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Reply #9 posted 06/27/17 9:13am

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TheDigitalGardener said:

Thank You!

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Reply #10 posted 06/27/17 9:19am

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Astasheiks said:

TheDigitalGardener said:

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Thank You! What Chords are P and Rhonda holding down??? smile cool

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