NBD! Vintage Univox "coily" bass

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  1. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

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    I just picked up this sweet circa 1970 Univox coily bass. All original including the original orange "eco-plush" case and hippy looking strap! The bass itself is in excellent shape, the bridge mute is still there and fully functional. The tuners hold tune perfectly. The bridge cover has a little corrosion and some of the chrome paint is coming off the bridge pickup, but really this could pass for near mint otherwise! This bass sounds amazing, far better than I thought it would! The pickups are fat and beefy and the bridge pickup gets some good Jaco snarl! Now for pics: ImageUploadedByTalkBass1360538447.091827.jpg
     

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    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

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    She's gorgeous! Love the finish.
     
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    I agree, it's just funky enough of a finish that I really like it. It's a head turner and sounds great in a band setting!
     
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    Congrats Man, all the best with it! :bassist:
     
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    Nice score! My Coily is missing the cover, mute, and little wooden plate on the wire part of the bridge, but it is still a great bass... Shouldn't sound as good as it does, and kills in the band!

    Congrats!

    -robert
     
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    I can't imagine myself ever needing to use the mutes, but they are pretty cool looking! The only thing is, the original owner that I bought it from smoked like a chimney and the case and bass both reek. I can hardly smell due to a condition I have, but I couldn't hardly stand being around it! So now I'm looking for ways to get cigarette smoke out of a bass and plush case.
     
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    Cool score. Nothing like scoring a killer vintage Japanese bass like this. You're sure to stand out on stage with such an uncommon bass like this.:)
     
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    Yeah man, I got tons of compliments on the tone and looks when I played it out for the first time yesterday! Though, I didn't get near as lucky on this deal as you seem to get on your gear! :D
     
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    I love the Coily. Borrowed one a couple of years ago - really like the mute design.
     
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    I envy you right now.

    Congrats!
     
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    It is pretty great for some old school thump, which I don't have much use for at the moment unfortunately. My only complaint is that the foam pad has aged and the strings have formed such deep grooves in the pads that the metal lip hits the strings and throws everything way sharp! Gotta re-foam it!
     
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    Thanks! It's a heck of a bass for $300. I'd rather play this than most other basses I could get for around $300 these days.
     
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    Re-foam!! What I like about this mute is that it's really easy to engage/disengage while you're playing - just flip the little lever. I don't know why this design never caught on.
     
  16. Geroi Asfalta

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    Very cool!! I kinda want one now....
     
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    Cool score. Congrats!
     
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    What a gorgeous bass.
     
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    How did it get the name "coily"?
     

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