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Can you ID this bass for me?

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


  1. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I know the pic is blury.
    The bass on the left.
    :help:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
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  4. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    it's 80 bucks, go for it!
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. stantonl

    stantonl Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Redwood City, CA
    +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.
     
  7. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    The only rub is that its current location is (I think) in a rough neighborhood
     
  8. bootsox

    bootsox

    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    I wouldn't worry too much about it unless by rough area you mean rough area in Detroit, Chicago, or DC
     
  9. Malak the Mad

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

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

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I think I just bought this.
    I think it's an SB-1000?
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    The basses in the two pics are very different
     
  12. 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?
     
  13. 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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