1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Anybody Ever Seen One of These Before????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mojomike001, Dec 12, 2017.


Tags:
  1. mojomike001

    mojomike001

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    It's quite Russian. Appears to be built 1980. 32" scale. The neck feels surprisingly amazing and the bass balances perfectly. Unfortunately, I can't really make sounds with it yet because the jack is some weird configuration that takes a plug with pins. It can with a plug that fits it which goes to a bare wire, but I need to attach a 1/4" female plug to to the wire to accept the guitar cable.

    I picked it up off ebay for a buddy of mine who has a strange fascination for Russian basses. It was pretty inexpensive and is pretty cool for the $$$.

    1.JPG 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG 5.JPG 6.JPG 7.JPG
     
  2. No idea what it is but I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat for the right price. Unique look, and if the neck feels amazing, it sounds like a win! (Well, except for that not being able to get sounds out of it thing. :roflmao: )
     
  3. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Cool looking bass :thumbsup:
     
    mojomike001 likes this.
  4. Trouztrouz

    Trouztrouz

    Feb 6, 2013
    NoVA
    Nice! Looks like a Ural 510G.
     
  5. Is that supposed to be a cable jack on the front or is it missing the electric cigarette lighter that it came with?
     
  6. Hues

    Hues

    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
     
  7. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Old Russian stuff used a weird 5 pin connector.

    OP: You can find adapters to use a 1/4" cable with it for under $20 on ebay and the like.
     
    design, Reedt2000, Ductapeman and 3 others like this.
  8. MVE

    MVE

    Aug 8, 2010
    Or maybe thats a socket for a 12ax7, it has Russian active electronics. ;)
     
  9. blastoff

    blastoff Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    california
    orange sparkly knobs are hot
     
    Bunk McNulty likes this.
  10. dindinbre

    dindinbre

    Aug 2, 2017
    Serbia
    Russian technology :D I would just swap that jack socket. I believe that most of the pins are just for looks. Not sure.
     
    alesreaper9 and dukeorock like this.
  11. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    Clip sounds pretty great to me!

    Love the accordion buttons!

    And, yeah, just wire in a normal 1/4” jack :)
     
  12. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    If you want an adapter to use your own cables, search ebay for "soviet guitar adapter".
     
  13. Aloe

    Aloe

    Apr 10, 2016
    Ukraine
    the hand writing is in Kazakh, I believe. I understand only Russian words there: 10 grade... 24 may 1080

    this may be not the manufacture date, but the day it was presented as a gift
     
    alesreaper9 likes this.
  14. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    It's a DIN plug. European companies tried really hard to make one universal audio plug back in the seventies. The thought being one plug for home stereo send and recive, t.v., even some early VCR's. They never caught on.
    Instead of making a cable, I would make a plate for a 1/4" output.
     
    mikeyjm2 and TrevorR like this.
  15. Aloe

    Aloe

    Apr 10, 2016
    Ukraine
    one of my friends owning one of those ended up soldering a cable with trs on tip in that thing.
     
  16. Aloe

    Aloe

    Apr 10, 2016
    Ukraine
    and yes, in Soviet Russia we all had this connector even for headphones
     
  17. Darkhorse1

    Darkhorse1

    Nov 11, 2017
    Once you get the jack/plug corrected, you should be "Putin" out some great sounds........
     
  18. silvertone

    silvertone

    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    Please to perform rendition of Siberian Khatru for TB comrades...
    Svimvear - vedy nice.....
     
    Mr.Ace, GrooverMcTube and Engle like this.
  19. Darkhorse1

    Darkhorse1

    Nov 11, 2017
    In da old country, vee ver brain surgeons.......here vee are repairing bathroom fixtures.
     
  20. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    That is a really Cold-War bizarro bass...space-agey!
     
    Mr.Ace, Old Blastard and dukeorock like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.