What brand is this???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodpecker, Apr 8, 2014.


  1. Woodpecker

    Woodpecker

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    I found a old bass in my friends basement, but I can't make out what brand it is. Anyone ever seen this type of bass and/or logo?

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  2. T-Bird

    T-Bird

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    Hi.

    Can't say for certain, but the former USSR is the most likely place of origin.

    Regards
    Sam
  3. cdef

    cdef

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    The logo says Defil, which was a brand made in Poland. That's the "Baston" model.
  4. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

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    Wow! What an international cast of characters we here! Where else but TalkBass could someone have identified THAT?!!!


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  6. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    I know absolutely nothing about it, but it's crazy cool! Great find.
  7. Woodpecker

    Woodpecker

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    ... guys :)

    "T-Bird", that was my first thought too. OR some other "east-block" country.
    But as "cdef" wrote, its probably polish. I have too look into that a little further...
  8. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

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    It's a Defil Baston

    Manufactured in the '70-s in Poland by Defil.

    Specifications:
    Body type: solid body
    Body: alder;
    Neck: maple, bolt-on;
    Fretboard: rosewood, 20 frets (vintage small),with zero fret;
    Dot inlays: white plastic stripes with 3 white dots at 12th fret;
    Pickguard: black plastic;
    Pickups: 2 x single coil, own factory products;
    Controls: 2 pickup selectors(on/off function), volume, tone, tone;
    Electronics & hardware: own factory products
    (fixed bridge, 2 per side tuners with white plastic buttons).

    http://meatexz.com/cheesyguitars/defil_baston.html

    More info here
    http://cheesyguitars.com/guitars_poland.html

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