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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mark76, Aug 22, 2019.
The cheek of some people
cool bass but maybe he meant 1962
I can't read Norwegian so I didn't understand the ad.
Well, you have to use the time conversion utility to convert from Norway time to U.S. time. Because Noway is so cold they move more slowly so they are 15 years behind more temperate areas, so 1952 Norwegian is 1967 in U.S. time. If fact, notice that it says it was listed 6 months ago. You would think it isn't selling, but, again, using the time conversion, that means it was listed early this morning.
This is true. Time is different in Norway. Just a few years back (or last week), BergensBanen, a locomotive eye view of the 7:15:00 trip from Bergen to Oslo, was a smash hit on Norwegian TV.
The line says "year" - it doesn't say "year the bass was made". So, the guy who posted it put in a year. Nothing wrong with the listing - perfectly accurate ;-)
It's Serbo-Croat doofus
Has anyone ever watched this entire video?
If so, why?
What's Norway got to do with it, it's in Munster in Germany and the ads in German
Nothing like a good technicality
Because they need a break from the yule log.
It 's a typo?
Bill Wyman* played one of these!
He was Framus endorser.
*edit: Bill Wyman not Ron Wood!!! Sorry!!!
It's all the same to us folks in Ohio.
how is it (framus) pronounced?
Real goofy looking tummy cut on that thing (neck plate isn’t much better).
Ron Wood or Bill Wyman?
Framus were producing electrics in the 50s, but a solid-body like that would more likely be early 60s. There's not a lot of info on them as material vanished after they went under once similar quality and cheaper Japanese electrics flooded in. My guess for the "1952" from the seller is that it looks most like a Strato Star Bass and (s)he mis-read a catalogue model # 5/156-52, thinking "52" might have been the design year (which it wasn't).
Near impossible to get US instruments in the UK because of the post-war balance of trade deficit, push for exports and punitive luxury taxes so Italian, German and British instruments were fairly commonplace (I think The Beatles had Framus instruments early on, and I do know that The Shadows, Cliff Richard's band, had at least one).
I restored a WEM Rapier bass (the Ice Blue one here: Watkins Guitar World - Guitars - Basses) for a German friend and European electric guitars of the era are interesting. No truss rod (still straight, and I tracked down another neck that was also straight), the body was not routed but instead had a solid rear and a top with all the necessary cut outs, the two halves then glued, profiled and painted.
So that this doesn't develop into the kind of flame war that spoils my Youtube watching of WW2 plane vids, I shall quickly submit that I prefer Leo's take on the electric bass.
My German's a lot rubbisher than my Romance languages (fairly rubbish) but I believe it would be like Frarmus although in England (if seen, which wasn't often) I and people I knew pronounced it like "famous"