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Help ID my bass. Ebay Mystery

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BASSinyaFASS, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. BASSinyaFASS

    BASSinyaFASS

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    I bought this bass on ebay. It is incredible. It is much much nicer than I had anticipated it being. Trouble is the seller didn't know who made it. I can't seem to find anything under the obvious google searches. It came from California and he said he thinks it came from a luthier in the san Francisco area. Any help would be great.

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  2. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

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    Don't know who built it. But, it does look like he used a carvin neck thru blank for the build.
  3. Bassisgood4U

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    Carruther's?
  4. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U

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    Great looking bass btw.
  5. JustForSport

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    Very nice looking bass!
    Clean elec cavity, also,
    and a solid bridge (needs a saddle screw, tho).
    If it sounds as good as it looks, that's a winner!
  6. Bruce Johnson

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    That "C" on the brass plate looks just like the signature on Clevinger basses. Martin Clevinger is mostly known for his electric uprights, but yours may be a very early electric bass by him. Martin has a long history, look him up. He may be interested to know about it.
  7. BASSinyaFASS

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    Wow that does look similar!. I emailed them right away. Thanks for the feedback everyone I'll update.
  8. bassie12

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    Nice bass! I saw the auction and was wary of bidding due to lack of information.. I'm glad it turned out to be a good instrument!:bassist:
  9. BASSinyaFASS

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    Never heard back from clevinger. The mystery continues
  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't worry a lot about it. It's beautiful, and if it plays great, that's all you need.
  11. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

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    Since nobody knows anything about this bass you have an opportunity to make up a really cool backstory and no one can challenge it. Be creative. Nice instrument by the way.
  12. corinpills

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    That's really beautiful wood on that body. What is that? The grain is really nice.
  13. BASSinyaFASS

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    Not sure the wood type. It's not a huge deal to find out the maker, I'm just curious and would like to buy another if they exist.
  14. Boom762

    Boom762 Hartke Whore - I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

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    The pickups say samash? Makes me think its a Carlo Robelli. That was there rabnd i believe
  15. Swerve

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  16. BASSinyaFASS

    BASSinyaFASS

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    The pups are EMG selects. And thanks for the link to the database I'll be checking that out.
  17. Buchada Azeda

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    Got any pictures inside the control cavity? There might be a signature or something similar under the truss rod cover that could help with ID'ing this.

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