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Bass ID Please

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Strat Hater, Jan 8, 2014.


  1. Strat Hater

    Strat Hater

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    A friend of mine is working on this bass that has no identification what so ever of what it is. Can someone here please help.

    I think it is some Japanese EB 1 knock off but not sure

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  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Some more pics would help. Headstock & neck.

    Nice looking bass though.
     
  3. Strat Hater

    Strat Hater

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    Sorry this is all I have. I can see if my friend has any more though
     
  4. VintageBassGuy

    VintageBassGuy

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    Thats a beaut. Send er over. It's an EB-3 copy, not an EB-1. The neck binding looks very Ibanez. What's with the tape over the pup?
     
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  6. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Supporting Member

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    I am a novice but it looks like a modified Gibson or Epiphone SG bass. I say this because of the body style, controls, and neck pup. It looks like the stock bridge pup was replaced with a different pup. this is all I can determine from the pic. Just my opinion.
     
  7. FourBanger

    FourBanger

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    Tape, to prevent clicky clicky on the metal cover I'd bet.
     
  8. Strat Hater

    Strat Hater

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  9. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam

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    I vote Aria. Here's a lone pic from an old ebay auction. Notice the same offset inlays as well as other features. Very nice bass.

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  10. mazareth

    mazareth Supporting Member

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    Another vote for Aria. The offset fretboard dots are the giveaway.
     

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