monday trivia: james jamerson’s bass


Long time Funk Brother and the bass player on most of the Motown hits James Jamerson played what bass and what word had he carved into the heal of the neck?

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Jamerson played a 1962 Fender Precision bass that he dubbed The Funk Machine with the word “Funk” carved into the heal of the neck. No doubt, many hopeful pawn shop and thrift store buyers took the necks off their P-basses looking for that word, but none have found it–the Funk Machine is still missing today.

One response to “monday trivia: james jamerson’s bass”

  1. This seems to leave itself wide open to prank carvings on other basses…but that would be evil, wouldn’t it?

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