it WAS a Fender Tele Bass!!!!!

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  1. REMBO

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  2. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays... Supporting Member

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    I like how a piece of tape measure got stuck in the slaughterhouse mess of various pickup routing... A dimwitted accident or calculated crime?!?!?! Somewhere, out there, a tape measure cries out for justice!
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    Put the router down and back away! Now!

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  4. TN WOODMAN

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    I like the color . On the positive the body is weight relieved.
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  6. drummer5359

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    In drum forums there is an old saying, "friends don't let their friends drill drums".


    In the world of vintage guitars and basses I'd like to think that a router would be the banished tool from the stupid and inept.
  7. REMBO

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    yeah!! love the tape measure!! glad it comes with the purchase! lol
  8. REMBO

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    BANG!!! lol!!
  9. REMBO

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    the color is soooo cool! ......it's a shame!!
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  11. SlingBass4

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    :eek: There's just no fixing stoopid :rollno:
  12. spaz21387

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    That ebay name sounds familiar wasnt he the guy selling a " 64 tort pickguard" for like 550$? And there were other overpriced "vintage" items if I remember correctly...
  13. mongo2

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    I love it. I have one that was modded much more than that, it even had the guts of a Boss Chorus Pedal installed and the body reshaped to remove all trace of the square corners, much like a current Ibanez contour.

    EDIT: I found the pix from when I bought the bass I mentioned above...

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  14. FretNoMore

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    It's a slab of wood - chill, people. :bag:
  15. AltGrendel

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    I bet johnk_10 could fix it.
  16. mongo2

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    Any competent tech or luthier should be able to fix it.
  17. A-Step-Towards

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    He goes by the same username here, I have talked to him in the past and he is a pretty cool guy.
  18. HenningSB

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    Poor thing! But that would be a nice project to restore!
  19. REMBO

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    the Seller is a cool guy to deal with.....he didn't butcher this bass....someone else has the blood on their hands!! lol
  20. mazareth

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    I would be curious to try whatever drug that could make somebody think this was a good idea.

    Agree that it's just a piece of wood, but still sad all the same!
  21. circuitspore

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    I think one thing that gets overlooked with instruments like these is that the modding of the instrument usually started well before the bass was 'vintage' or 'classic' or otherwise valuable. Think of the number of people modding their stock 2013 Precision basses. In forty years our grandkids will be having the same conversation about our well-loved modded basses.

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