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Can you ID my unknown bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr-Bassman, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Picked this up in the mid 90's used. No markings at all anywhere on the bass. Not a single number or letter anywhere. Any ideas?

  2. almost has a Kramer look to it
  3. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Is it an eightys Charvel?
  4. CapeBass

    CapeBass Guest

    Looks like a Charvel/Jackson headstock.
  5. Snake1967


    Sep 2, 2007
    My first thought was Charvel...
  6. heytrid


    Feb 12, 2008
    Calgary AB
    profile used the same headstock design also on some of their units.

    that would be one of my guesses.
  7. +1 on Charvel or Jackson
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    A Charvette I think. Looks too cheap for a Charvel.
  9. It has quite a few chips and seems to be the original paint. I'm surprised at the lack of any markings. Havent opened up the control cavity; perhaps some secrets are in there
  10. Yeah I looked all over the net
    has the distinctive Jackson/Charvel headstock but I cant seem to find any models
    that have the 3 inline strat style knobs
  11. not much info in there. Seems to be a laminated plywood bass, unshielded cavity, 500K pots with a "JP" logo in a small square stamped in the middle of the pots. Probabally a nice wall decoration more than anything else but I'm curious as to what it is. Thanks for input so far fellow TBers
  12. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Possibly a home build?
  13. Could very well be...Woo Hoo!! I have a custom hand built botique bass!
  14. Richard89


    May 7, 2007
    Some years ago, I had a '80s P-bass copy called "Ranger" which I think had a headstock and tuners similar to your bass. But I have never seen another "Ranger" bass.
  15. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    Series 10?
  16. good call
    I forgot about those
    they had painted necks too
    was there any scuffing in the back of the headstock?
  17. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I've seen one of those before. It also didn't have any markings on it, and the two-piece saddles.

    ...which doesn't help.
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I thought Jackson. Why do you have three of the tuners strung one way, and one the other way? That's got to get confusing.
  19. Could it be a J.B. Player? Thinking the JP on the pots might be from this company.

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