Pepsi's Bass DIsplayed in Welsh Museum

Pepsi Tate Bass Guitar to be displayed at the National Waterfront Museum

We are delighted to announce that the National Waterfront Museum - part of National Museum Wales - has kindly taken Pepsi's Royal Electra Bass guitar to display in the Day's Work Gallery.

Pepsi's iconic Bass guitar has been restored to its original Pink colour making this a striking addition to the already prolific display.

This iconic guitar was used in the Living Without You video in 1988 and featured heavily in the band's presence at that time.

Quote from Jay stated:

I've had Pepsi's Bass sat in my office for last 7 years and I look at it every day. It always makes me smile thinking of the things that Bass has been through. But I thought Tigertailz and general music fans would also love to see it. It really is an unique instrument.

So when Modern & Contemporary Industry Curator, Ian Smith said he would like to display it at the National Waterfront Museum I couldn't think of a better place for people to see it.

Pepsi had such strong Welsh connections with his father and actor Ray Smith, his band Tigertailz, and his wife Welsh TV presenter and Opera singer Shan Cothi.

Pepsi's Bass was custom made by Royal Guitars who were also based in Wales. So displaying his guitar in a Welsh museum makes perfect sense. Pepsi and his Bass guitar were made in Wales and will stay in Wales. The right place for it to be.

Speaking about the guitar, Modern & Contemporary Industry Curator at the National Waterfont Museum, Ian Smith said: "Pepsi's guitar is a striking artefact and a great addition to our national collection for us and future generations to appreciate. It will go on display initially in the Day's Work Gallery. Massive thanks to Tigertailz for donating it to the people of Wales."