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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by millsbass5, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. millsbass5

    millsbass5

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    I've never, ever been a fan of these basses. When I think of a Tele Bass, I think of thick, gooey mud dripping out of a speaker cab when one of these are being played. Ahh, but this one has just what the doctor ordered. Some zing and snap (along with a dose of 60 cycle hum, but it's worth it, IMO). I sure as hell woulda done somethin' differentwith those knobs, for sure though.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-197...l-/300814167703?pt=Guitar&hash=item4609ebee97
  2. Bobster

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    New pickguard would give you the opportunity to go back to the drawing board with the knobs.

    Bob
  3. PlungerModerno

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    I'm not convinced the heavy modding + the price makes perfect sense - but I like the bass - If it plays great it might be worth it. I wouldn't buy it as an investment though.
  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

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    I like the J+J+H platform, it looks good on the Tele body. Not the cleanest in terms of the knob orientation and I'm not sure about the blocks. I'd be more inclined to use that as a model for a Warmoth or "parts" kind of build and start from scratch.
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Interesting look. You can see some cut marks where it appears that the blocks were added in.
  6. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    What animal could do such a thing that beautiful baby
  7. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    It looks cool but for $1000???
    I would give $500 maybe
  8. wvbass

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    I have one. These are horrible sounding basses, but amazing players. I completely understand doing this. (I won't tell you what I did to mine!)

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