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by AlwaysWebsurfing » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:38 am

Want to pose like Jemaine? [image]
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There is the same 1970's Soviet bass guitar that Jemaine plays on the show with the lovely green pick guard for sale on eBay, however it's got no strings, so to quote Murray "you've got to be deaf to hear that"
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Soviet-ELECTRIC-BASS-GUITAR-BAS-BORISOV_W0QQitemZ230387848762QQihZ013QQcategoryZ159950QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7461950816780504219
Just curious, is it just a show prop or has he actually played it in a concert anywhere?
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by mcdoofus » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:56 am

[image] [image] [image]

That would be absolutely awesome for a costume or like, a photoshoot. XD

I wish I had even anywhere near that much money. You can always put strings on it anyway.
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by emira » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:36 am

We've got a thread where we discuss FOTC's instruments

The Boys and their toys

...I'm making the link to your thread there too.


AlwaysWebsurfing wrote:Just curious, is it just a show prop or has he actually played it in a concert anywhere?


That's an interesting observation. The guitar seems to be real. It looks like Kavkaz. But I don't remember seeing it live. Jemaine plays bass in this video, but it's not the same guitar:

NZ on Screen: The Living Room

He used to play acoustic bass guitar:





I can think of only two reasons why this bass guitar appears in the show but not live:

1. In the show, New Zealand is presented as the country still living in the 70s. Kavkaz is from the late 70s. Most of the FOTC's instruments are from the 70s, so it suits the whole idea of the show. In some way Kavkaz IS a show prop.

2. La Patrie that Jemaine has been playing live (and in the show) for many years has got really good bass sounds and it replaces bass guitar well. It's lighter and he can play on it more sounds than just bass.


But this is my thinking. Ask Jemaine yourself. I'm good at encouraging people to write him questions on MySpace that he usually answers but afraid to ask myself in fear he won't answer me [image] .


PS.

Could we continue the guitar discussion here, if there will be any ;).

Thank you for bringing this subject up, Christina [image] . I really love this stuff [image]
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by sargifster » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:12 am

[image] :o [image] :o [image]

Why did I have to be shown that?

Why is it not a bad price?

Why does it have to be a buy it now so I know I could have it?

So tempting. So very, very tempting.

Shame it's quite so beat up though...

... but still very [image]
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by dontlookback » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:10 pm


AlwaysWebsurfing wrote:Want to pose like Jemaine? [image]
[image]
There is the same 1970's Soviet bass guitar that Jemaine plays on the show with the lovely green pick guard for sale on eBay, however it's got no strings, so to quote Murray "you've got to be deaf to hear that"
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Soviet-ELECTRIC-BASS-GUITAR-BAS-BORISOV_W0QQitemZ230387848762QQihZ013QQcategoryZ159950QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7461950816780504219
Just curious, is it just a show prop or has he actually played it in a concert anywhere?

I hate to say it,but that is a really ugly bass. [image]
This thread is amazing,by the way. [image]
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