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Anybody Ever Seen One of These Before????

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

  1. 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 $$$.

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  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


    Mar 9, 2011
    Cool looking bass :thumbsup:
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  4. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    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


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
  7. 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


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

    blastoff Supporting Member

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


    Aug 2, 2017
    Russian technology :D I would just swap that jack socket. I believe that most of the pins are just for looks. Not sure.
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  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


    Apr 10, 2016
    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
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  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


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


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


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


    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.

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