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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / RIP Joe Osborn

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Chico CA

If you rest, you rust.
Dec 16th, 2018 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

He was one of the greats!

Joe's obit

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Lower Slobovia

Pass me the onions..Yeah, the green ones
Dec 16th, 2018 09:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

He helped set some standards for bassists.



Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Dec 17th, 2018 02:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm just now learning of his passing.

Joe was from my home state of Louisiana, so this feels like losing a member of the family.

I've been playing bass for over 50 years and during this time have played a lot of tunes on which Joe was the bass player on the record.

I like to noodle around on just about everything I play and have always been this way.

But the best tribute I can give Mr. Obsorne is to say that whenever I play a song I first learned from him, I don't mess around with it, but play it exactly the way he did.

Latest example...last week at a jam, Ventura Highway was called. I stayed true to Joe's amazing lines on this song.

Thank you for all you taught me, Brother Joe.


P.S.: His name will always be synonymous with stack knob Jazz basses, the Fender model he used on all his monster hits.


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Dec 17th, 2018 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Does anyone know where Joe's 1960 Fender Jazz bass is? Seems like I once heard it was on display in a museum.


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