GALLERY: Hard Rock Collection’s Iconic Axes, Part 2
April 2, 2013
Pieces of rock history owned by Jimi Hendrix, John Entwistle, Dave Mustaine, Ted Nugent, Steve Vai, Scotty Moore, and more.
John Entwistle's Alembic Exploiter
was the Ox's main axe from the day he received it in 1976 until it failed him onstage at Live Aid in 1985. With its gold spider web inlays, LED position markers, and gorgeous styling, this bass has become legendary among gear freaks. Alembic and John nicknamed it the "Exploiter" due to its obvious similarity to a Gibson Explorer. John had a couple more of these basses in his collection: one with a split V headstock (also in the Hard Rock collection) and a monstrous 8-string version. This one is currently on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Berlin, Germany.
From Your Site Articles