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Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: November 29, 2009 22:03

Whatever he did to get it sound like that is pure alchemy. It beats the Alembic, IMO, for tone. Now I will have to hunt down a Dallas Tuxedo.

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: November 29, 2009 22:07

Here is an interesting article about a Dallas Tuxedo guitar found in the loft of John Lennon's childhood home in 1966

[liverpoolbeatlescene.com]

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: November 29, 2009 22:42

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71Tele
One of the many pleasures of the re-mastered Ya-Yas is Bill Wyman's playing and his sound. Was he playing a Mustang Bass for those shows at MSG, or was it the Armstrong? Either way it's pure r&b mud. I have tried to re-create his tone with my Mustang Bass and cannot do it.

Mustang bass, thin flatwound strings, Ampeg SVT.

Oh, and some very small hands.

Mathijs

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: November 29, 2009 22:47

Hmm, I have flatwounds on my Fender Mustang. Must be the amp.

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: Toru A ()
Date: January 16, 2011 04:39


photo by Mitch Ikeda

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Date: January 16, 2011 12:42



Apologize for the bad quality pic. Could not get the book to sit right in scanner. Thought we needed some Mustang in the thread. It is such a pity that Majesty's pics have all been deleted.

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 16, 2011 13:54

A demonstration of a 1966 Vox Bill Wyman Bass, courtesy of Fretted Americana







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2011-01-16 13:55 by Big Al.

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: AussieMark ()
Date: February 7, 2014 01:21

Sorry for the zombie thread resurrection, but I've only just joined the forum, and the first thing I did was look for threads about Bill. I play Bill in a Stones tribute band in Australia, so it's great to be here

I recently purchased a 1966 Vox Wyman to use in my Stones tribute show ...



And, this week my reissue Framus 5/150 arrived ...



I also have a Gibson EB-3 reissue and an Ampeg Dan Armonstrong reissue that I play in the show as well ....





I'm looking forward to the new book Stones Gear arriving from Amazon once it ships later this month :-)

Cheers
Mark
[rollingstoned.com.au]
[facebook.com]

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: AussieMark ()
Date: February 18, 2014 06:16

Bill with a Gibson Ripper in 1976



Cheers
Mark
[rollingstoned.com.au]
[facebook.com]

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: February 18, 2014 06:38

Welcome aboard! thumbs up

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: February 18, 2014 19:12

am I remembering wrong, didn't Bill say he never liked those Vox basses..?

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: February 18, 2014 19:16

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duke richardson
am I remembering wrong, didn't Bill say he never liked those Vox basses..?

Yeah, they just made them without asking for his input on design etc and there they were.

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: AussieMark ()
Date: February 19, 2014 02:19

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duke richardson
am I remembering wrong, didn't Bill say he never liked those Vox basses..?

Yes, you're right. And so was Bill - the necks are ridiculously skinny, even for someone with girlie hands like Bill. For a regular sized person like me the string spacing is very awkward indeed. Mine sounds passable for something I bought purely for appearance. And it is a pretty thing up close.

Cheers
Mark
[rollingstoned.com.au]
[facebook.com]

Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: Rollin' Stoner ()
Date: February 19, 2014 02:30


Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: AussieMark ()
Date: February 24, 2014 02:02

I gave my new Framus 5/150 reissue a run at Saturday night's gig ...


Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: geoffc ()
Date: November 6, 2015 20:48

I don't know if this has been posted before, but I came across it on a Rose Morris / Shaftesbury guitars web site,
[shaftesburyguitars.wordpress.com]
They confidently assert that Bill is playing a Rickenbacker copy, made by Shaftesbury, in this picture taken in 1969 at Wembley Rehearsal Studios.


Re: Ok sssoul, where's the thread on Wyman's Bass guitars?
Posted by: sheldi ()
Date: September 12, 2017 17:32

Bill's Shaftesbury was used for a David Frost Show appearance. He couldn't recall owning it and it might even not have been his anyway.

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