Help identifying a basket case bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ksdaddy, Jan 30, 2014.


  1. ksdaddy

    ksdaddy

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    I just bought this project bass online. It's dated 1981 and is serial number 006. I have no idea who might have made it. Any ideas?

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  2. robd

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    baby mothman???

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  3. bassteban

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  4. Lizooki

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    That looks like a VERY early Wishbass.

    Google it, find his website and email him a pic.


    Matt
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  6. GrafZeppelin

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    It has a few BC Rich-esque elements to it and the "arrow cut" in the headstock is something I've seen on Bernie Rico Jr:s (his sons company) guitars. Maybe something Jr built in the early 80's?
  7. ksdaddy

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    I googled some Rico Jr instruments and you're right, he did use that arrow-ish design often. I haven't found a very good timeline as to his instrument making history, just his father's.
  8. GIBrat51

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    Sorry, but I have no idea who or what. It's interesting looking, even though it's wrong handed (for me). I have a couple of projects that might use a little inspiration from that body, but definitely not with a pickup in that position; it looks like a disaster waiting to happen.:eek:
  9. JoeWPgh

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    I am praying there is not an 007
  10. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Idk what it is , but its cool. Where was this found?
  11. someparts

    someparts Supporting Member

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    Early Ken Smith?
  12. Major Softie

    Major Softie

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    A crazy person?

    I've never seen a body before that looked like it was just waiting to break in half.
  13. ksdaddy

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    Rough crowd....

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