Can you ID this bass for me?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassgod76, Nov 27, 2012.


  1. bassgod76

    bassgod76 Cort bassist by obligation Supporting Member

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    I know the pic is blury.
    The bass on the left.
    :help:
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  2. GM60466

    GM60466

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    '80s Aria
  3. IPA

    IPA

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    it's 80 bucks, go for it!
  4. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    late-70's to early 80's Matsumoku Vantage Bass. That one looks to be the neckthru version. I sold a bolt-on one just 2 weeks ago. 33" scale (or was it 30"?) with P pickups and an ugly Gibson style bridge that actually worked quite well. I was impressed with it.

    Someone's changed the pickup & knobs, though. They came in cream.
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  6. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

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    SD Curlee????
  7. stantonl

    stantonl Supporting Member

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    +1 to this, I had one back in the late 80's that looked exactly like this, except the wood stain was a bit darker.
    Decent bass actually.
  8. bassgod76

    bassgod76 Cort bassist by obligation Supporting Member

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    The only rub is that its current location is (I think) in a rough neighborhood
  9. bootsox

    bootsox

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    I wouldn't worry too much about it unless by rough area you mean rough area in Detroit, Chicago, or DC
  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    Or Camden (Murder Capital), New Jersey!
  11. bassgod76

    bassgod76 Cort bassist by obligation Supporting Member

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    I think I just bought this.
    I think it's an SB-1000?
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  12. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

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    The basses in the two pics are very different
  13. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    The top bass is probably a Vantage (definitely NOT a Curlee) and hard to tell if it's neck thru, as they made a good faux neck thru.

    The second bass is the nicer of the two judging by pics only. Lots of info here:

    http://www.matsumoku.org/models/models.html


    You think you bought it?
  14. smcfarland1337

    smcfarland1337 Supporting Member

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    Yup, it's a Vantage alright.
    Mighty fine bass. Have one myself, first bass I ever got.

    Love it to this day. Super soft fast neck, and crazy low bassy growl. Couldn't ask for anything better for the price I got it (FREE).

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