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Sven Lindvall: Comparing 17 Vintage Basses

Who doesn’t love a good vintage bass? Our friend Jan Östlund sent us this video of studio bassist Sven Lindvall playing a riff over 17 of the most iconic vintage basses. It’s so cool to hear all the subtle (and not so subtle) differences in each of the instruments.

Lindvall plays through each axe twice: once with a finger-style riff and once with a pick riff. Which one do you like best?

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Bass list:

  1. 1965 Fender Precision, flats
  2. 1953 Fender Precision, tapewounds
  3. 1969 Fender Telecaster
  4. 1973 Fender Telecaster
  5. 1960 Fender Jazz
  6. 1962 Fender Jazz
  7. 1971 Fender Jazz
  8. 1964 Gibson Thunderbird
  9. 1974 Gibson Ripper
  10. 1965 Gibson EB3
  11. 1954 Gibson EB1
  12. 1976 Music Man Stingray
  13. 1963 Höfner 500/1
  14. 1965 Fender Bass V
  15. 1962 Fender Bass VI
  16. 1963 Danelectro Longhorn
  17. 1972 Rickenbacker 4003

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