Base Guitar for Sale – A Bassic Mistake in Marketing.
A ‘Base’ Guitar for sale in a Northampton Shop Recently.
I was amused to see this Vintage Signature bass guitar for sale in a second-hand shop in Northampton. Described as a “Base” guitar, it looked new, and also came with some form of amplification at £249.99.
I don’t know anything about this make, but their website says: “Vintage bass guitars will get you right where you want to be on bass – in the thick of the musical action.”
This then reminded me of the image of the Stranglers’ bass player, Jean Jacques Burnel, back in August 1977, battering a guy in the audience in Mountford Hall, Liverpool, with his Fender bass when the guy spat at him onstage.
Now THAT was a bass player in the thick of the musical action…
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