You'll have to forgive me for exhibiting trainspotter-like tendencies and being a bit of a guitar nerd, but what's the deal with the Rickenbacker bass that Tony James of Generation X (Billy Idol's "punk lite" band from before he went solo) is playing in this classic archive clip from BBC TV's Top Of The Pops.
Did Rickenbacker ever make a bass with a Fender-esque competition stripe (and what would they call it? "Competition-Glo"?), or is it a self-applied graphic, OR is the bass actually a Japanese knock-off?
Furthermore, do I win any points for Most Irrelevant Guitarz Blog Post?
G L Wilson
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