Shop Preview: Mani from The Stone Roses to Sell Touring and Studio Basses on Reverb

Update: The official Mani shop is now open. Click here to browse the complete inventory.

The Stone Roses garnered a devoted following in the late-‘80s “Madchester” scene by fusing ‘60s psychedelic guitar rock with the contemporary rhythms of acid house.

Through it all, Mani, the group’s bass player, provided sometimes danceable, sometimes aggressive, but always melodic bass lines. His contributions not only laid the funky foundation of Stone Roses hits like “Fools Gold” and “I Wanna Be Adored,” but also became some of the songs’ most hummable parts—earwigs that pack a punch to the chest.

Fittingly, Mani’s collection of basses and amps reflects the disparate elements of his sound and includes classics like a Rickenbacker 4005 and an Epiphone Jack Casady Signature—basses capable of providing thump and definition.

With the launch of his official Reverb Shop next week, Mani, in conjunction with Denmark Street Guitars, is set to sell a number of instruments and amplifiers used on recordings and tours with The Stone Roses and during his time with Primal Scream. Highlights include:

  • A Rickenbacker 4005 bass used throughout Mani's time with the Stone Roses as a backup for the infamous Pollock Paint Spattered 4005 and in the studio.

  • A Fender Bassman head and cab used on the recent singles, "All for One" and "Beautiful Thing."

  • Mesa Boogie heads and cab used on Second Coming album and '95-'96 tour.

  • An Epiphone Jack Casady bass used in the Roses reunion tour including their performance at Heaton Park in Manchester.

  • A Fender acoustic bass used as a warmup instrument on the last tour.

  • A Rickenbacker 3005 played towards the end of the Stone Roses and during the early days of Primal Scream.

  • A studio-used Mosrite bass.

  • A Gibson EB-3 used in the Stone Roses for the Second Coming Tour. The back of this bass features artwork by Mani.


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