Don’t ask us how those who made the video were able to get together all these basses all at once, because we don’t know.
What we do know is that we’re glad they did it, because having a video showcasing 17 of the most-desired vintage electric basses of all time through one of the most-desired vintage bass amps of all time (Ampeg B-15 flip top) is nothing short of incredible.
Recently on Facebook we put out the call for someone to submit a rare (as in under-200-made rare) ’65 thru ’71 Fender Bass V as a Bass of the Week, and the video below actually shows that bass being played. (Note: The Bass V is the very first production 5-string electric bass.) We are still hoping someone that owns a Bass V does submit a BOTW entry.
This is the list of every bass seen and heard in the video.
1. 1965 Fender Precision, flatwound strings
2. 1953 Fender Precision, tapewound strings
3. 1969 Fender Telecaster Bass
4. 1973 Fender Telecaster Bass
5. 1960 Fender Jazz Bass
6. 1962 Fender Jazz Bass
7. 1971 Fender Jazz Bass
8. 1964 Gibson Thunderbird
9. 1974 Gibson Ripper
10. 1965 Gibson EB3
11. 1954 Gibson EB1
12. 1976 Music Man Stingray
13. 1963 Höfner 500/1
14. 1965 Fender Bass V
15. 1962 Fender Bass VI
16. 1963 Danelectro Longhorn
17. 1972 Rickenbacker 4003
As far as we know, no other video showcases this much highly desired electric bass goodness as this one does.
The best part? You can hear tone vs. tone from bass to bass all in one sitting. You get a very good idea just from sound alone why certain basses from specific years are so sought after.
Which bass has the best sound to your ears?
Post a comment below with the one you think sounded best.
Is there any bass in this list you ever owned?
If you ever owned any of the basses in this list, post a comment on your experience with it and why it was so good. Or even if it was not good, share your knowledge as people will learn from it.