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Posted by splatbass on February 27, 2001 at 21:43:46:
In Reply to: 54 years old, the p-bass debuted in '47 posted by timely on February 27, 2001 at 10:51:51:
: : Hey there boys'n girls,
: : IF my memory serves, the Fender Precision Bass, first electric bass ever known, debuted somewhere around 1951 (for those of you funny guys who wonder, NO, I wasn't yet around back then -I'm not that old a fart!).
: : If this is correct, then some time around this year we should be celebrating the P's 50th anniversary. So I suggest making a toast in honor of the old P, an invention that sure enough changed the course of music history. And let's not forget to dedicate another toast to the memory of good old Leo, the guy who got it right the first time around.
: : Buena suerte and keep your basses way up front in the mix,
: your mind is way gone.. keep you bass at home freak..
: : El Pájaro
Sorry, El Pájaro is correct, it was '51 or possibly '52. Fender didn't even design the Broadcaster(his first solidbody guitar) until '48, and it came first.
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