Apparently, Lemmy Kilmister has one of the coolest bass collections on the planet. One of our very first Bass of the Week features was of the Motorhead frontman’s signature Rickenbacker. This week, we’re checking out his Nick Page Gott 4, which the luthier built specially for him.
“The Lemmy Bass was a very special move we did, because Nick is a Motorhead fan since the age of 12 and has had the dream for a long time to make a perfect Bass for Lemmy one day,” said André from Nick Page Guitars. “And so we did. We met him in Leizip and had great fun presenting the Bass and having a good time with Lemmy with drinks and all.”
Page built the bass with a two-piece Honduran mahogany body and special T6 aluminum top with etched graphics. The body’s binding and dots are all original celluloid. The neck is American Maple with a Macassar Ebony fingerboard.
For pickups, the bass has a pair of custom single-coils with controls configured Volume/Volume/Tone. Lemmy’s model also has a pickup selector toggle switch.
Other hardware includes an ETS bridge with a custom Aluminum stoptail and special modified Sperzel tuners.
Lemmy’s Gott 4 is a one-of-a-kind piece, though Page is now open to making more Gott 4’s with different body woods and finishes. As each piece is custom, prices vary. For more, check out the Nick Page Guitars website.
Lemmy Kilmister Nick Page Gott 4 Photo Gallery:
Lemmy Kilmister Nick Page Gott 4 Specs:
- Body: 2-piece Honduras Mahogany
- Top: 1.5 mm T6-Aluminium Top with Etched Graphics
- Neck: American Maple
- Fretboard: Macassar-Ebony
- Frets: Dunlop 6105
- Fingerboard radius: 12 Inch
- Pickups: Two Custom Made Single-coils
- Controls: Volume/Volume/Tone, Pickup Selector Toggle Switch
- Mechanics: Modified Sperzel Bass tuners
- Bridge: ETS with custom made T6 Aluminium Stoptail
- Binding and Dots all original celluloid.
- Saddle: Aluminium bone laminated Saddle