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Probably the most extraordinary thing about it is that I didn’t have to pay a single cent for it as my family and friends all contributed on account of it being for a milestone birthday.
It was all coordinated by my rather incredible partner, Rachel. Let’s just say that it certainly took the edge off turning a decade older.
Mc Cartney used the 1961 bass until the recording of in late 1963, when he obtained his second 500/1.
Mc Cartney used his 1963 bass almost exclusively during The Beatles’ touring career, using his 1961 bass (which was repaired and refinished in 1964) as a backup.
Much of the company’s popularity is attributed to Paul Mc Cartney’s use Höfner 500/1 bass, three quarters of a century or so later.Any notable bassists (other than yourself, of course) play the same instrument/use the same gear?I’d love to be able to say that Sir Paul has played this particular specimen but unfortunately that’s most unlikely as it’s a right hander.Sometime during the recording of Let It Be, the 1961 model was stolen from Abbey Road Studios, along with George Harrison's Gretsch Tennessean and Rickenbacker 360/12.He switched back to the Rickenbacker for the recording of Abbey Road and he even used it with Wings and his solo career.
He can be seen using this bass in the "Revolution" promo video, strangely with the strap attached to the top of the headstock instead of the neck heel strap button.