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Help ID my bass. Ebay Mystery

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BASSinyaFASS, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. BASSinyaFASS


    Jan 9, 2014
    I bought this bass on ebay. It is incredible. It is much much nicer than I had anticipated it being. Trouble is the seller didn't know who made it. I can't seem to find anything under the obvious google searches. It came from California and he said he thinks it came from a luthier in the san Francisco area. Any help would be great.

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  2. joeeg33

    joeeg33 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Central New Jersey
    Don't know who built it. But, it does look like he used a carvin neck thru blank for the build.
  3. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
  4. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    Great looking bass btw.
  5. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    Very nice looking bass!
    Clean elec cavity, also,
    and a solid bridge (needs a saddle screw, tho).
    If it sounds as good as it looks, that's a winner!
  6. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    That "C" on the brass plate looks just like the signature on Clevinger basses. Martin Clevinger is mostly known for his electric uprights, but yours may be a very early electric bass by him. Martin has a long history, look him up. He may be interested to know about it.
  7. BASSinyaFASS


    Jan 9, 2014
    Wow that does look similar!. I emailed them right away. Thanks for the feedback everyone I'll update.
  8. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Nice bass! I saw the auction and was wary of bidding due to lack of information.. I'm glad it turned out to be a good instrument!:bassist:
  9. BASSinyaFASS


    Jan 9, 2014
    Never heard back from clevinger. The mystery continues
  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I wouldn't worry a lot about it. It's beautiful, and if it plays great, that's all you need.
  11. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Since nobody knows anything about this bass you have an opportunity to make up a really cool backstory and no one can challenge it. Be creative. Nice instrument by the way.
  12. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    That's really beautiful wood on that body. What is that? The grain is really nice.
  13. BASSinyaFASS


    Jan 9, 2014
    Not sure the wood type. It's not a huge deal to find out the maker, I'm just curious and would like to buy another if they exist.
  14. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    The pickups say samash? Makes me think its a Carlo Robelli. That was there rabnd i believe
  15. BASSinyaFASS


    Jan 9, 2014
    The pups are EMG selects. And thanks for the link to the database I'll be checking that out.
  16. Buchada Azeda

    Buchada Azeda

    Mar 25, 2009
    Got any pictures inside the control cavity? There might be a signature or something similar under the truss rod cover that could help with ID'ing this.