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Selmer Futurama Bass
John Paul Jones, ca. May 1975, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England
General Specs
Body: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Beech, fretless
Strings: 4
Scale: 41.5 in.
Body Support: Lower bout extension (knee support, etc.)
Built-In Electronics: Passive
Built-In Pickups: Magnetic
Tuning Machines: Fair
Years in use: 1972 - 1977
According to Robert Plant on April 27, 1977 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, the Selmer Futurama Bass "...was purchased in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England on a tour in 1969 for about eighteen dollars. John Paul Jones used the Selmer Futurama Bass on one Zeppelin track, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, which was part of their acoustic set.

Photos

Selmer Futurama Bass
John Paul Jones, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, December 11, 1972, Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales
Selmer Futurama Bass
John Paul Jones, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, January 25, 1973, Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland
Selmer Futurama Bass
John Paul Jones, March 02, 1973, KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Selmer Futurama Bass
John Paul Jones & Robert Plant, May 18, 1977, Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Selmer Futurama Bass
John Paul Jones, July 23, 1977, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
Selmer Futurama Bass
from Melody Maker magazine ca. 1958
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