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Can somebody tell me what kind of bass this is?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by imathieu, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. imathieu


    Jan 23, 2014

    No label. Just checking. I went overboard on getting the inside. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. jtlownds


    Oct 3, 2004
    LaBelle, FL
    I am no expert, but it looks like a laminated German shop bass to me.

    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    Maybe. The wide outside linings, shiny finish and tuning machines say Chinese to me, but the 103 written inside the back makes me doubt that initial guess.
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Looks Chinese to me.

    Let's see: painted maple fingerboard, yellow Chinese tuners, Chinese maple neck wood, gloopy poly finish, really sloppy glue work inside (poly foam glue?), knot in the bass bar, painted on 'purfling'... its definitely not German!
  5. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    ...and at 2:34 you can see that the hole in the bottom/endblock is way too big for the endpin collar.