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Show me your vintage Japanese Bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sobemtv, Jan 19, 2013.


  1. sobemtv

    sobemtv

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    Recently I fall in love with Japanese Vintage since I got a Matsumoku Vantage Bass. Bring me lots of memories from my 1st bass Westone Thunder in 1985.
    Love to see your Vintage Japanese collections!
     
  2. sobemtv

    sobemtv

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  3. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player

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    What qualifies as "vintage"?

    I have some '84/'85 Yamaha BB5000s.
     
  4. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    41 years ago I got a Telestar bass that was bought at Murphy's Mart. I traded it for a drumset 35 or so years ago. Recently I found it's twin on the bay and had to have it. (For no good reason...)

    1972 Telestar bass (Teisco)

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  6. sobemtv

    sobemtv

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    Any basses in 80's and earlier
     
  7. sobemtv

    sobemtv

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    1980 Vantage VP710B Matsumoku bass.
     
  8. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

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    MIJ E-Series P ('84-'87):

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  9. tabdog

    tabdog

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    I love my Electra and Westone Electra.

    I bought this Westone Electra X640N in
    the early 1980's. Ash body and an 18
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    Electra 1972 Model 2271 Long Necker
    Bass. It is a LME and was produced at
    the Fujigen Factory in Japan. Ash body
    with 3 piece figured maple neck,

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    Funkie 60's wall hanger. Kingston/Tiesco
    mahogany baseball bat neck and body,

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    Foam mute,

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    Tabdog
     
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  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Univox 335-copy from the early 70's....

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  11. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes

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    Greco AB-1 Scroll-head

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  12. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

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    My 1968 Kawai T2B Teardrop Semi Acoustic Bass

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  13. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner

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    Black Jazz in the center is an early 70's Grecko although it now sports Bart's and a BadAss and Fender decal but the bones of it are still there.
     
  14. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

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    My '83 Ibanez Roadstar. Love it.

    Shaun
     

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  15. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

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    1986 Yamaha BX-1
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    80's Vantage
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  16. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    Late 60's Yamaha SA70 Love this thing!!!!

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  17. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality

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  18. Fergie Fulton

    Fergie Fulton

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    Retrovibe Artist rota
    1983 Squier Fender JV.
    A lot of wear and tear on this bass, she gigged hard, including being involved in a fire. She was protected from any real flame damage as she was in her case, but the intense heat melted and blistered her lacquer, and ruined her electronics and PUP. I got her re-built, re-finished the neck so she could be played, but decided to leave the body as a reminder.
    You can see on the edges where it melted and ran, before cooling and re-setting, as did the blisters in the finish....like i said she has been through a lot.:)


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  19. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

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    Very cool bass! I can visualize Bill Wyman playing it...
     
  20. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    West of Stumptown, USA
  21. BassSurfer

    BassSurfer Supporting Member

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    1977 Ibanez Black Eagle. Truly the best bass I have ever played and it will be with me until the very end.

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