Tony Franklin on the Takamine TB10 Bass

Tony Franklin, the widely-respected bass player who rocketed to global acclaim in the early '80s as part of the band The Firm with Jimmy Page and Paul Rogers, has just done a demo video of the Takamine TB10 bass. This unique hybrid crossover instrument has the typical 34" scale of a bass guitar, but has the fingerboard radius of an upright double bass, allowing you to use it like a standard fretless bass guitar or pull out the tailpin extension peg and use it with a bow. Tony's long list of credits beyond The Firm include The Late Show with David Letterman, Whitesnake, David Gilmour, Tony MacAlpine, Roy Harper, Gary Hoey, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and many more. To keep up with everything going on with this icon of bass, visit his web site

Laura H.

Wow! Still has the beat! I am definitely a fan of this amazing man.

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Felicity Y.

What a talented man! This video just proves that! roofing companies dayton ohio

Keith M.

That is one lovely bass guitar, and it was incredible to hear Tony play it. Excellent video. Tony Franklin is a favorite of a drywall contractor I know. 

Jane C.

Excellent video! Tony is aging beautifully. A gifted musician and educator.

Wil G.

Still doing great, keep hustling dude. tablet crusher

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