Welcome to Tim Harden's BuzzardBass.Com.

1944-2002

This site is dedicated to the memory of John Alec Entwistle, his entire family, his friends around the world, and all Buzzard bass enthusiasts.


What Is a Buzzard Bass?

The Status Graphite Buzzard bass.

The Buzzard bass was originally designed by the bass player for The Who, John Entwistle.  He has been quoted in saying that after years of using his Alembic basses throughout the late 1970's and 1980's, he grew frustrated with the dynamic tuning characteristics the Alembics demonstrated while playing outdoor concerts.  This is due to the natural occurrence of woods that expand or contract because of a change in temperature and humidity.  And it has also been said that the 9 volt battery wiring problem that occurred with John's Alembic bass at the Live Aid concert in Wembley stadium finally prompted him to create a bass that would cater to his own specifications.

 

Warwick Buzzards John Entwistle's Gear
Modulus Buzzards Articles
Status Graphite Buzzard I Proud Buzzard Owners
Status Graphite Buzzard II The Buzzard Bass Guitar Stand
Prices Links
Fake Buzzards
The Story Behind the Warwick Buzzard
Reissue and Licensing with the Entwistle Estate

 

You can e-mail me at timh@texaschainsawmassacre.net.
I owe all the thanks for the graphics, pictures and information to Rob Green and Status Graphite.
And thanks to the people at John Entwistle's site for the links to my site!

 

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