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Fender American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass

Posted on 27/06/2012 by ozzy in Basses

Black body - rosewood fingerboard - tortoise pickguard

Roger Waters has been playing several basses over his career, and without a doubt prefers Fender Precision over any other model or brand. Besides his fireglo Rickenbacker that he used for a short while before he switched to Precision, there is another bass Roger can be seen with occasionally - the black Fender American Vintage '62 Fender Jazz Bass with rosewood fingerboard and tortoise pickguard. You can see this instrument in the "protest song video" featuring Roger singing We Shall Overcome, and was also used during In the Flesh (2002) and Dark Side of the Moon (2007) tours. First (possibly) as a spare, and then by saxophonist Ian Ritchie in Another Brick in the Wall, part 2. This bass also appeared at Live Earth 2007, and the Live 8 reunion performance where Tim Renwick played it in the second half of Wish You Were Here.

The Fender American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass features the offset waist, ultra-slim fast-action "C" shape neck, stacked concentric controls, full range bi-pole pickups, and a chrome bridge and pickup covers.


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