Can somebody tell me what kind of bass this is?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by imathieu, Jan 23, 2014.


  1. imathieu

    imathieu

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    No label. Just checking. I went overboard on getting the inside. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. jtlownds

    jtlownds

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    I am no expert, but it looks like a laminated German shop bass to me.
  3. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Maybe. The wide outside linings, shiny finish and tuning machines say Chinese to me, but the 103 written inside the back makes me doubt that initial guess.
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    Looks Chinese to me.

    Let's see: painted maple fingerboard, yellow Chinese tuners, Chinese maple neck wood, gloopy poly finish, really sloppy glue work inside (poly foam glue?), knot in the bass bar, painted on 'purfling'... its definitely not German!
  5. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    ...and at 2:34 you can see that the hole in the bottom/endblock is way too big for the endpin collar.

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