Fender Musicmaster Bass Guitar
I don’t have my first bass anymore. I think this looks like mine. I must have been 12? I don’t remember. My parents (who were awesome) allowed me (bought me) a bass guitar. What was the first song I “learned”. It was the 70’s. What song did every kid learn first in the 70’s. “Smoke on the Water”. I never did play it correctly, but boy did I ever duhn duhn duhn, duhn duhn, dun dun, thousands of times. Ah…those were the days.
What? You mean you’ve never heard “We all came out to Montreux, On the Lake Geneva shoreline”; “Smoke on the water, fire in the sky”.
51′ (reissue) Fender Precision Bass (Sting model)
I’m an author. I’m also a bass player. I’m a finger-style player (well, pick…sometimes)
So, as a Friday celebration feature I will start posting pictures and tributes to my favorite basses.
Today, the 1951 Fender Precision “p” Bass. Sometimes called a “Tele” bass because the headstock matches the telecaster guitar. The bass is a slab style with a single pickup. I’ve only played a reissue (like the one pictured) but enjoyed its unique sound. One of the famous players of the 1951 fender precision is Sting from The Police.