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Dating a Univox

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tim4003, Aug 19, 2003.


  1. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Anyone know where to find out when a Univox High Flier was made?:confused:[​IMG]
     
  2. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You might try taking her to dinner and a movie.
     
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    As you might guess from the body and the headstock, the Hi-Flier was a copy of a Mosrite.

    [​IMG]

    The Univox copy started showing up at the end of the 60's. It had a plastic logo until about `73, then changed to a decal logo.

    Some say the body was plywood and others say it was poplar. Kurt Cobain called them "plywood beasts."
     
  5. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Thanks guys.

    (embellisher said "...dinner and a movie...". Would that be before plucking?)
     
  6. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    lol....yes it would be.
    they have one of those down the street. very cool bass. how much do they run?

    steve
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Of course.:D
     
  8. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    I've had this one for 20 years or so. Should sell for $90-$200.(poor/primo)
     
  9. Actually, I'd prefer taking her out for drinks and dancing. :D
     
  10. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Damnit! I said uniVOX, not uniFOX!
     
  11. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Nice thread........... very funny guys
    You should consider make a TV series, something like Seindfel:


    :Seindfel voice ON:

    "Bass guitars... what about them??
    Why couldn´t we date a bass guitar???"

    :Seindfel voice OFF:


    :bag:
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It would bring more from somebody who owned one back in the day, trying to recapture some of the lost magic of their youth.
     
  13. waxcomb

    waxcomb

    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    That looks like a 70's model because the logo is a decal. The late 60's models have a nailed on, plastic logo.
     
  14. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    So far, I've figured it was made between'73 and '78.
     
  15. Well I guess you could take it out to a nice restaurant. Then maybe go to a bar, get is drunk, and bring it back to your place for...:eek: :rolleyes: