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Anyone know this bass? Vintage?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drumnbassplayer, Feb 20, 2013.


  1. drumnbassplayer

    drumnbassplayer

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    hi all, i got this bass from a friend who knew i was a bass player. It was in an attic collecting dust.

    Surprisingly when plugged it everything still works.

    looks to be hofner style body but i think might be a knockoff?

    anyhow, i would love to find any kind of info on this. It has no badges or stamps that i see other then the serial #.

    I haven't opened it up. but maybe i should in case there is a manufacturer inside??

    thanks in advance for any expert info :)
     

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  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

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    Be nice to have a headstock front face close-up.
     
  4. NOVAX

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    I'm going Univox or Aria Pro Scroll violin bass. Probably Matsumoku?
     
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  6. GBassNorth

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    Univox used to make a bass a long time ago that looked a lot like that one.
     
  7. GBassNorth

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  8. EfEmDee

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    Definitely Matsumoku based on the neckplate. Aria, Conrad, and Univox would all be possible brands.
     
  9. drumnbassplayer

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  10. JimmyM

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  11. drumnbassplayer

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    Thanks!

    and thanks everyone for your help!!!

    wish I had that plate that has the Univox name on it. do they still sell parts for these? LOL
     
  12. Einherjar

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    Hey dude. You're missing a string ;) sorry, had to. Cool find.
     
  13. drumnbassplayer

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    ha!
     
  14. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

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    Posted 12:29am.

    Answered 12:43am.

    This place is tough to beat.
     
  15. Marton

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    I would like to get one of these someday, I really like the scroll headstock. How much did you paid for it ?
     
  16. drumnbassplayer

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    yea wow

    great job guys.
     
  17. drumnbassplayer

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    Hi Marton I recieved it for free from a friend who was helping someone move and they gave it to him as it was in their attic for years
     
  18. GBassNorth

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    I really like the look of that bass. A local GC had a used one here in Cincinnati about a year ago. The knobs wouldn't move and it was a little beat up but IIRC they were asking about $500 for it. Sounded nice and played well but I passed because of the condition and knob issue.
    Get the Univox pickguard on that thing and rock it!
     
  19. drumnbassplayer

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    yea it plays really nice so far. even with the missing string LOL

    So glad that the knobs are all still in great working condition. Im going to take your advise on the univox pickgaurd :bassist:
     
  20. JimmyM

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    I'll double it!

    But seriously, if you ever want to sell, PM me ;)
     
  21. drumnbassplayer

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    LOL

    maybe
     

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