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Rick Danko played a Ripper

Glenn Cornick played an EB-2

Phil Lesh played a modified EB-3

Stanley Clarke played an EB-2

Justin Meldal-Johnsen played a Thunderbird

Martin Turner played a Thunderbird

John Wetton played a Victory

Gerald Casales played a chopped Ripper

Jermaine Jackson played an EB-0

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Jack Bruce played an EB-0 and EB-3. The bass player from Free played an EB-3. The bass player from Mott The Hoople played a Thunderbird. Former Frehley's Comet bassist John Regan sometimes played a Thunderbird (at least in the video for Ace's cover of "Do Ya" in 1989). Chuck Garric of Dio, L.A. Guns, Alice Cooper and the Eric Singer Project plays an LP bass. Mike Dirnt used to play a Grabber. Rudy Sarzo sometimes uses an EB-0. The bass player for Scorpions (I always forget his name) played a non-reverse Thunderbird once and a while. Chas Chandler played an EB-2 back in the day. I have seen pictures of Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton with an LP bass.

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Pete Overend Watts - Mott the Hoople

Captain Sensible - early Damned - but then he seems to have got through a lot of gear ;-)

Rodger Glover - Deep Purple

Alvin Gibbs - UK Subs

Sami Yaffa - Hanoi Rocks

Andy Fraser - Free

Jared Followill - Kings of Leon

Jeremy Cunningham - Levellers (Thunderbird on stage, EB in studio)

Brian Andrew Leiser - Fun Lovin' Criminals

Tony "Butch" Gerace - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Paul Gray - (during and after UFO) UFO, The Damned, Eddie and the Hot Rods

Nicky Wire - Manic Street Preachers

Trevor Bolder - David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust period)

Jackie Fox - The Runaways

Mike Watt - Minutemen, Iggy Pop and The Stooges

Ron Asheton - The Stooges

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Well, I guess not that many..... But then - there's all of us! 4_1_201.gif 4_12_7.gif






Yep. I was going to say "I play one." Well, two, more or less. The EB-2 is a Gibson and the Thunderbird is an Epiphone, but it is a Gibson design.

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