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Polytone bass guitar neck-through???

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


  1. bodidR

    bodidR

    Jan 31, 2014
    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

    bodidR

    Jan 31, 2014
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  4. bodidR

    bodidR

    Jan 31, 2014
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  5. bodidR

    bodidR

    Jan 31, 2014
  6. kesslari

    kesslari Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Disclosures:
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    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

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    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

    bodidR

    Jan 31, 2014
    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.
     
  9. bodidR

    bodidR

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