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Which of Simons basses do you prefer?

Semi-Acoustic (Show)
5 (55.6%)
Thunderbird
3 (33.3%)
Others
1 (11.1%)

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Voting closed: October 15, 2005, 23:46:17

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Offline Tristan Berlin

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« on: October 15, 2005, 23:46:17 »
Hey to all of you,

does anybody know which basses Simon played during the wish-tour? I know that he played two semiacoustic-basses (black and white) in the show-video. I would like to know the trademark of these instruments or where it were built or if it is build somewhere anymore. These two basses are so beautiful... I WANT TO HAVE SUCH AN INSTRUMENT.  :-D
Thanks for your help, friends.

Cheers, Tr#

(by the way...which basses do you like more - the thunderbird or the semiacoustic?)

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2005, 16:42:06 »
I read in a guitar magazine that Simon's semi-acoustic basses were custom made by a guy by the name of Dick Knight. They were based on the Gibson EB-2 style, but with a larger scale.

So maybe you can track this guy down and have him build one for you. :-D

That was my favorite kind of bass he played, especially the black one. I wonder what happened to them. I can't remember the last time I saw him with one of those. The Thunderbird is cool though.

Simon rocks. I was just thinking about that earlier today while listening to a live show. A damn solid bass player! 8)

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005, 16:46:57 »
Update on this... Dick Knight is no longer with us... :cry:

Read more here:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ChainofFlowers/july03.html

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2005, 18:03:39 »
Oh no....so I have to see that someone can build a similar bass for me. But i know that these kinds of basses are very expensive...i have to sell a lot of records first  :lol:

I know that Simon used the black-one in the "Cut Here"-video and he played it on the disintegration-set during the trilogy-shows. Somebody told me that he played it in Mexico 2004 as well. I think he should play it more often because it is an wonderful and beautiful instrument and it has a good sound - remember "a forest" in the show-video.  :wink:

And you are right, Simon is a very solid bass-player.  :D

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2005, 18:27:22 »
i play an ibanez semi-acoustic bass, and yes they do have an amazing sound, if i wanted one like simons i probably have to wait for about 10 years before i can get one custom made, i love that sound on 'show' and 'paris', particularly 'at night and 'in your house' - amazing :-D

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2005, 14:24:53 »
cool articles!
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2005, 14:51:44 »
I've voted for the semi-accoustic bass!  8)

If you find someone who makes a similar bass for you Tristan, please let him know that another guy is interessted!!   :-D
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005, 15:02:44 »
In the COF article from my second post, it says Dick Knight's son also makes custom guitars. That would probably be your next best bet.

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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2005, 23:11:19 »
My favourite bass from Simon is the musicman stingray he used during 1985-1987. It's awesome!!!

I don't like the bass he use at Cure Show. Too big and not so nice for my taste.

But this one!...it rocks!! :rocker



Quote from: Tristan Berlin
Hey to all of you,

does anybody know which basses Simon played during the wish-tour? I know that he played two semiacoustic-basses (black and white) in the show-video. I would like to know the trademark of these instruments or where it were built or if it is build somewhere anymore. These two basses are so beautiful... I WANT TO HAVE SUCH AN INSTRUMENT.  :-D
Thanks for your help, friends.

Cheers, Tr#

(by the way...which basses do you like more - the thunderbird or the semiacoustic?)
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