Used by Kim: 1983-1987


  • This was Kim's primary bass during the early-mid 80s. Kim had 2 of these, and I'm not sure when she started using the second one (by '87 for sure). The 2nd one had a sliding pickup and an on-board graphic EQ. The top 3 pictures are of the first one, from 1985, the bottom picture is of the second one, from 1987. The first one is now hanging in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio! Somebody should go take a picture of it...
  • Brown body
  • 2 pick-ups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 4 knobs
  • 3-position switch
  • Various stickers (first one had a 'Gremlins' sticker, a 'Confusion is Sex' sticker, and some others)

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