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John Paul Jones And A Framus Triumph Upright Bass?

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by Nachobassman, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Hola, amigos,

    Scrolling through Instagram I found this vintage pic of Led Zeppelin playing an acoustic set and there is the great JPJ playing an electric upright bass that kinda looks like a Framus Triumph but I'm not really sure because the bridge area looks different and the headstock is to dark to actually know how it is.

    Led Zeppelin.png

    Any idea of what bass could it be?


    Here you have a vintage Framus Triumph for reference:
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    Think it must be a Framus, other electric uprights of that day did not have the triangular bottom shape afaik.
    Early manufacturers were Rickenbacker and Regal. I don't know much more then this.
     
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    Well, apparently there were more electric upright basses with triangular shape back in the day, and the one in the pic is a Rezonet Arco, also branded as "Jolana Arco", designed and produced in Czechoslovakia

    RESONET Arco

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    Since the Arco and the Triumph are so similar I couldn't help thinking about who copy who, and found Framus introduced the Triumph bass in 1953, and Rezonet made their Arco upright after 1954... :)
     
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