Subject: [MFV] Hinton/Wyker Bass
That was my bass !
After Eddie burned down the RV Camper trailer that I bought him in about 1987 with a $1000 loan from an old high school friend.
The only place we could park the RV was right on the asfault right behind the family hardware store that began in 1888.The plumbin' was not hooked up so I had to put a foot tub under where the sewer drained out...
Everynight I'd have to drag that foot tub over to an old late 1800's Yellow Fever Graveyard and dump the contents...damn they thangs I had to do for Hinton...
In the middle of one of the workin' days suddenly that old trailer went up in flames....it seems Hinton had set an unfiltered cigaretee on the kitchen counter top and it rolled off on to the bed and it only took a second for the trailer to become a total inferno !
The fire department came but were only able to spray water on th ashes...
MY old Fender Telecastor was in the RV ..the one I used on MOTORCYCLE MAMA and AMERICAN BANDSTAND.Carnage Hall,etc...
MY guitar was burned to a crispt....SO a few months later Eddie got a royality check for BREAKFAST IN BED and he ordered me that Black Fender Bass as a replacement for my guitar....
The bass was a brand new reproduction of a 1963 Fender "P" Bass as I recall...
I owed a cat some money down in The Shoals a few years ago...Capt.Don that be exact... and I gave him that bass in lew of the money.
Bass was my first instrument but I would have rather that Hinton had bought me a guitar instead of a bass....but then again I was playin' bass with his "Live" band EDDIE HINTON and The WICKEDS at the time....so I needed the bass....
It was years before I ever got another electic guitar...and that's the one I have now...my Airbrush Artist friend Dylan left it over here in the early 80's and it laid around for years without strings...
I put strings on it and that ole yellow Peavey has been with me every since !
Nice to know that Capt. Don got some $ out of that bass !
MIGHTY FIELD of VISION
> To: JDWyker@charter.net
> Subject: Eddie Hintons Bass
> I played a gig the 21st at Joe Wheeler Park. The bass player
> who played the gig with us, I work a couple of gigs a year with.
> His name is Tommy Beck.
> During a break between songs I said something to him about
> the nice looking Fender bass he was playing. He responded
> that the bass used to belong to Eddie. He had bought it from
> someone who swore that he bought it from Eddie.
> I never knew Eddie to own a bass but, evidently he did.
> Tommy said he's had it ever since he bought it. Never
> sold or anything.
> It's a nice looking instrument. It's a Fender. I didn't see if it
> was a Precision or a Jazz. It's black in color with a white
> pick guard.
> Know anything about this?
> I have Tommys number if you want to talk to him.
> Later on.
> Jim Evans