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Can YOU identify my new bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ouchmybeard, Apr 2, 2014.


  1. ouchmybeard

    ouchmybeard

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    Hey forum,

    Got this locally of CL and can't nail down what I have.

    Short scale offset/jaguar like...
    I think its possibly soviet? Maybe I'm way off....
    heres a few shots of it

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  2. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Supporting Member

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    I'd guess it was something Russian, or eastern bloc.
     
  3. JH Statts

    JH Statts

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    Looks cool. How does it sound?
     
  4. The Eristic

    The Eristic

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    I'd think German, Klira, Framus (body shape is right, neck plate + screws are wrong), et cetera, or nearby. Looks too well-made to be Russian or from the majority of the other Eastern Bloc countries from the time period. Those things are usually frightening.
     
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  6. benthughes

    benthughes

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    Definitely a 4 string.
     
  7. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty Supporting Member

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    Looks to me more like an early Japanese bass.
     
  8. GretschBassist

    GretschBassist Supporting Member

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  9. PortlandBass77

    PortlandBass77

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    Definitely 1960's Japanese bass.
     
  10. oerk

    oerk

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  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Here is a Klira Star Club guitar your bass looks cool congrats I'm curious as to how it sounds


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  13. Bisounourse

    Bisounourse

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    Definitely not Framus; Framuses aren't as rounded out on the bottom, have different pups, and the headstock in the OP's bass is too small for a Framus (I think they're even bigger than a Fender Pbass headstock, and that of a shortscale bass).

    Could be a Klira ((Western-)Germany), or an Egmond (The Netherlands).
     
  14. cdef

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    German, certainly. My guess would be a Hopf "Telstar" series model.

    EDIT: It turns out the Hopf Telstar is rare, even in Germany. There are some good pics of the guitars to compare with, but not really of the bass. Still, the shape, the slanted controls and other appointments convince me that's what it is.
     
  15. ouchmybeard

    ouchmybeard

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    I think you are correct I just discovered these this morning...a twisty perhaps?
     
  16. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:

    +1
     

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