Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Limited run of Simon's new bass in 2017



Good news for those who were hoping to be able to buy their own version of Simon's new yellow bass, Schecter has plans to do a limited run of them, starting Jan. 1st, 2017.

The bass was designed by Nancy Dorothy Wakeman, and she posted some info on her design here:

"The Cure are currently out on a year long world tour. Earlier this year, I was comissioned by the bassist, Simon Gallup, to help him design a new bass, exclusively for this 2016 tour. He had a vague idea of what he was after, he wanted some kind of English lion, a rose, and it absolutely had to be yellow!

The illustration style of the lion is intended to resemble a woodcut print, this was a decision I made in order to give the lion a sense of age and history."

Nancy & Michael Ciravolo, president of Schecter and native New Orleanian, at the Hollywood Bowl show on May 22nd, 2016.

19 comments:

  1. Those basses sound consistently good even on the diciest cell vids.

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  2. I like it but hope for some color options.

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    1. if there were color options, then it wouldnt be a replica or limited run of Simon's....

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    2. There are options for his other signature.

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    3. Yeah but those are just signature models, not limited run replicas.

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    5. replicas. plural. there ARE two versions. I win.

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    6. I imagine the yellow and black versions of the bass will be available. Remember, he does also play a black version of the bass with a yellow lion and rose on it.

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    7. I actually like the one with the yellow lion best.

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    8. I WIN ! ... What are you 5...

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  3. Where has this info come from - can't readily see any info at the schecter site... and I want one!!

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    1. Michael Ciravolo answered someone's question about it on Eden Gallup's Facebook.

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  4. Looking at the complete profile of Nancy Dorothy Wakeman on behance, you can see that she has also worked for Eden Gallup's band Violet Vendetta, designing band logo, merchandise, and shooting promo photos.
    https://www.behance.net/gallery/23048219/Promo-Shots
    https://www.behance.net/gallery/23049521/Band-Merchandise-Logo-Violet-Vendetta

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    1. Not sure what's public and what's not, so being careful, but, yes, Nancy is close to the Gallups.

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    2. Considering it a publicly accessible link I doubt there is any issue here. Especially when one can do a thumbs up and write a comment about the content.

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    3. Well one needs a login to do these things but the links are public.

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    4. I was speaking of the relationship between Eden and Nancy. All of Eden's posts are set to private.

      But now that they've publicly announced their engagement, no worries. :)

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