This Day In Rock. Happy Birthday GOLDEN EARRING's Rinus Gerritsen
Ask anybody about Golden Earring and they'll name that steaming bass line from 'Radar Love' and how tight Bass Player Rinus Gerritsen and drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk were as a unit. And accolades came from Jimi Hendrix who wanted Gerritsen to replace Noel Redding in the Experience (Gerritsen declined since he didn't want to move to London permanently) and players such as Steve Harris of Iron Maiden have cited him as an influence.
Bass-wise, Gerritsen was seldom seen without his trusty Danelectro Longhorn.
Or his custom Double neck which married a Longscale Fender neck with a Short scale Dano neck