Music Man - Tom Hamilton's Aerosmith, 1977 Stingray Bass, SIGNED! PLUS "Hamilton" NY Islanders NHL Jersey! AUTHENTICATED! Serial #B001035, (TH2 #8)

We just received another round of basses from Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith. Tom is a founding member of Aerosmith. After 50 years in one of the hardest touring bands ever, he’s accumulated so much gear that’s he’s asked us to help put it in the hands of people who can love it as much as he has. This gear has made rock and roll history on the world’s largest stages and most intense studio scrutiny. Now it’s your turn to take it, and make your own rock history.

From the Tom Hamilton Aerosmith Collection. Tom Hamilton's 1977 Music Man Stingray Bass, Sunburst. Stage played, first year of production, early "B00" serial number.

This 1977 Sunburst model is one of four, nearly identical Music Man Stingray basses that Tom Hamilton played with Aerosmith between 1977 and 2022. Of the four basses we received from Tom Hamilton, this is the only one available that is signed. Tom signed the bass "Tom Hamilton, Aerosmith 2024" at the band's Vindaloo headquarters near Boston, MA. He even included his self caricature. The bass remains in excellent shape but shows clear signs of its years of use. Most notably some significant paint chipping on the edges of the bass and a couple minor dings at the base of the back of the neck. Tom's settings are still marked in tape and marker on the knobs.

This Music Man Stingray bass played a pivotal role in creating Tom hamilton's Aerosmith's sound during three different eras of the band's 50 plus year career. Tom Hamilton was one of the earliest and most prominent players of the Music Man Sting Ray bass after it was first introduced by Leo Fender in 1976. Tom first used Stingray basses to record Aerosmith's Draw the Line album in 1977. The Stingray became his "go to" bass for the remainder of the 1970s. In 1987 he returned to a Stingray bass to record their Permanent VacationPumpGet A Grip, Nine Lives and Just Push Play albums through 2001. He even resurrected his Stingray basses during their Las Vegas "Deuces Are Wild" residency that ended in 2022.

 Between 1977 and 2022 he can be seen playing Stingrays with white, black as well as no pick guards. When we discovered this bass in the Aerosmith's Vindaloo Music warehouse, the original white pick guard had been removed but was still in the case and is included.

The guitar is identified by an Aerosmith inventory tag. It includes one of Tom's guitar straps, an actual set list from one or Aerosmith's shows, a hardshell Yamaha case, one of Tom Hamilton's custom bass pics and a certificate of authenticity signed by Tom Hamilton.

Acquired directly from Tom Hamilton. Tom’s bass tech personally inspected the bass and confirmed it was in excellent working condition with no notable issues. Just to make the whole thing a little more interesting we've included an authentic "Hamilton" hockey jersey gifted to Tom by the New York Islanders NHL hockey team when Aerosmith played at their New York stadium.

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ConditionExcellent (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Tom Hamilton's Aerosmith, Stingray Bass (TH2 #8) Signed!
Finish
  • Sunburst
Categories
Year
  • 1977
Made In
  • United States
Number of Strings
  • 4-String

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