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Polytone bass guitar neck-through???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bodidR, Jan 31, 2014.


  1. bodidR

    bodidR

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    HI!
    New here but I'm trying to find out some information on a bass I have. I bought it a long time ago on eBay. It was horribly painted with automotive paint, very thick and some gawd-awful colors. I stripped it down to bare wood, and discovered it is a Polytone (on the headstock) bass, with neck-through construction, a split P-bass type pickup and Jazz-bass pickup by the bridge. Bridge is heavy brass. One volume and one tone control, and a pickup selector switch. I'll try to post photos later.
    Who made this?
    Rare?
    Any other information?
    I've tried every where.
    thx
     
  2. bodidR

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  6. kesslari

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    Polytone primarily made amps - they were considered good jazz amps (primarily) back in the 70's. Looks like they had a mfg put their name on some basses as well.
    Looks to me like something out of one of the good Japanese factories.
    Nice bass!
     
  7. MD

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    I think they did sell basses at some point, but it's not on their site. http://www.polytoneamps.com/
    Nice amps though. I still have a Mini Brute III which I bought new in 1980.
     
  8. bodidR

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    I've had several PT amps, mostly for guitar, but still have my stereo/dual channel 250 watt PT head. bi-ampable, bridgeable, very versatile head.
     
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