George Morgan Illustration BassGuitar Mug. 5 Famous bass guitars on a mug.
This is a white 10oz. ceramic mug decorated with highly detailed hand drawn illustrations of the guitars used by 5 famous bass guitarists. As a...... more
This is a white 10oz. ceramic mug decorated with highly detailed hand drawn illustrations of the guitars used by 5 famous bass guitarists. As a bass enthusiast you'll probably recognise the guitars, but for the record here they are, from left to right: Jaco Pastorius' 1962 Fender JazzBass, known as the 'Bass of Doom' was originally a fretted bass; Mani's Rickenbacker 4005 was customised in this Jackson Pollock-influenced style by fellow guitarist John Squire; Paul McCartney's 1963 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass became known as The Beatle bass; Paul Simonon's 1970's Fender Precision Bass, used whilst recording London's Calling and eventually smashed into the stage at the New York Palladium & James Jamerson's 1962 Fender Precision Bass, known as 'The Funk Machine'. All the illustrations are original and have been produced by George Morgan and are not photographs. The guitars have been dye sublimated onto the mugs. The images are under the ceramic glaze and are dishwasher, microwave and UV-proof and will not scratch, crack, fade or peel. The durable nature of this finish makes it suitable for the home or the studio.
Advantages: Better options of sound Disadvantages: none
...for the Jazz bass.
Im glad I did as it has more flexibility in sound than the precision.
It has 2 different pick ups, Selectable by a switch. It has a deep sound on the rear pick up while the front pick up has a punchy, crisp sound. Great for playing funk.
Also, this guitar is becoming ever more popular with the 70's feel coming back into guitars in a big way.
I bought a Metallic Purple one. Again...
Advantages: Good quality budget guitar Disadvantages: none really
...I have been hankering for a Bass guitar to fiddle with as a project and when I earned a few extra quid for a private job I started to browse eBay for a likely candidate.
I found a Yamaha RBX170 4 string bass on a pick up only deal in Ringwood, a place that I pass through regularly.
This bass retails between £120 - £150, putting it in the higher end of the beginners' market.
...Having started playing bass with a cheapo Fender Precision copy, after a year I decided it was time to move up to a better make. It was a toss up between a classic jazz bass with all the tuning pegs lined up a la the Fender or one of the newer "Gothic" style ones like this. In true Mr Pink fashion a beer or six was consumed whilst I perused the choices avaliable, finally deciding to take...