Help identifying a basket case bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ksdaddy, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. ksdaddy


    Jul 5, 2002
    Caribou, ME
    I just bought this project bass online. It's dated 1981 and is serial number 006. I have no idea who might have made it. Any ideas?

  2. baby mothman???

  3. Larva
  4. Lizooki


    Feb 24, 2008
    That looks like a VERY early Wishbass.

    Google it, find his website and email him a pic.

  5. GrafZeppelin


    Jan 5, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Endorsing artist: Yamaha basses, Barefaced cabinets, Two-Notes Engineering preamps and cabinet simulators, Ultimate Ears IEM, Slickbag gigbags
    It has a few BC Rich-esque elements to it and the "arrow cut" in the headstock is something I've seen on Bernie Rico Jr:s (his sons company) guitars. Maybe something Jr built in the early 80's?
  6. ksdaddy


    Jul 5, 2002
    Caribou, ME
    I googled some Rico Jr instruments and you're right, he did use that arrow-ish design often. I haven't found a very good timeline as to his instrument making history, just his father's.
  7. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    Sorry, but I have no idea who or what. It's interesting looking, even though it's wrong handed (for me). I have a couple of projects that might use a little inspiration from that body, but definitely not with a pickup in that position; it looks like a disaster waiting to happen.:eek:
  8. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I am praying there is not an 007
  9. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Idk what it is , but its cool. Where was this found?
  10. someparts


    Nov 22, 2010
    Early Ken Smith?
  11. A crazy person?

    I've never seen a body before that looked like it was just waiting to break in half.
  12. ksdaddy


    Jul 5, 2002
    Caribou, ME
    Rough crowd....