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Anyone know anything about this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rumblefisher, Apr 12, 2009.


  1. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Hey TB,
    A friend of mine just bought a bass at a garage sale for $40 and asked me if I knew anything about it...I did not. It's a Rythmline (yes, that's the spelling) with no serial number. The only other detail of note is the plate at the back that says it was made in Japan. Any info anyone can offer about this brand would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. savit260

    savit260

    Mar 6, 2006
    Boston
    Looks to be a fairly typical 70's vintage Japanese bass. No specific info on that brand, as there were a lot of brands that were fairly interchangeable out of Japan back then.

    Probably has a single coil p/u of some sort hiding under that pickup cover, and a fairly crude bridge under the ash tray.

    If it's playable, you're in pretty good shape for $40. Honestly, that's more or less what those basses are typicaly worth. Maybe a bit more on a really good day.
     
  3. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    Yep, early '70s MIJ. They made Tele Bass copies (sort of) too, with a different pickup.
     
  4. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Looks like a cool Matsumoko bass. How's ti play?
     

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