Ry Cooder : Bass VI or Strat Hybrid?

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Ry Cooder : Bass VI or Strat Hybrid?

Post by Invader Zim » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:50 am

Title says it.

I hope for Bass VI pickups on a Strat in some manner.

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And the thread that I posted earlier.
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I posted a similar question on another board. ( I am stuck in my own Teisco Purgatory. )

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Re: Ry Cooder : Bass VI or Strat Hybrid?

Post by N0_Camping4U » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:34 am

Is that guy playing a Bass VI/Strat hybrid? Or is it the earlier Bass VI without the strangle switch? Pre... 63, I think?

Are you asking about making a Strat with those pickups?
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Re: Ry Cooder : Bass VI or Strat Hybrid?

Post by Invader Zim » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:38 pm

N0_Camping4U wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:34 am
Is that guy playing a Bass VI/Strat hybrid? Or is it the earlier Bass VI without the strangle switch? Pre... 63, I think?

Are you asking about making a Strat with those pickups?

As someone elsewhere pointed out those pickups pictured were only used in '61 and '62.
Given Mr. Cooder's proclivities towards mutants and mash-ups I am curious if he is playing a Strat with early Bass VI pickups. A rather outside combination for 1979.

A Strat would be interesting as would a Teisco style build I am pondering.

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Re: Ry Cooder : Bass VI or Strat Hybrid?

Post by chrisrnps » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:26 pm

There are references online and at least one other blurry photo (from Vintage Guitar magazine?) of Cooder playing a VI - with a capo and a slide!
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Re: Ry Cooder : Bass VI or Strat Hybrid?

Post by WillPhistre » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:33 am

What makes you think this is a strat? Looks exactly like a 61 bass vi to me. I think I played one just like it a few months ago!


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