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"Matt then bought a new Jerry Jones hollow body 'longhorn' bass, in celeste green. Unfortunately, he soon found out that it wasn't useful in live performance, as it wasn't possible to intonate it to "E Flat" tuning, and thus had to be tuned to E Flat 'against its will'. So it went out of tune fast." - Karl Koch, weezer.com "MS: And then I bought a Jerry Jones bass at some point. It was a Danelectro copy, a Longhorn type of thing. There was like a little group of bass players from bands that Weezer was playing with, local bands in LA. And those guys would all give me a little bit of a hell for the Jerry Jones bass cause they would go like ‘ Oh, that’s not a man’s bass!’. You know, it’s a teal-looking, very fragile kind of thing. It sounded really cool but it didn’t take a lot of abuse, you know. And so they would stand right in front of me when Weezer was playing and they were like, kind of like, back when 10 or 15 people that would come out, and they would just stand right in front of us and go, ‘Come on!’ And kind of challenge your manhood or your something, or whatever. And there was always this kind of an inside joke about taming the instrument, you know, kind of doing that Mike Watt kind of style of just being really… just really, taking that bass, and taming it, and all that kind of stuff. Cause we were all just a bunch of barbaric sort of, you know, cavemen-like bass players." - Matt Sharpmore
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