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

JackL
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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

iammr2
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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.

RIP

edmonstg

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.

George

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

edmonstg

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.

George

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