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Help identifying a basket case bass?

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


  1. ksdaddy

    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?

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  2. baby mothman???

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  3. Larva
     
  4. Lizooki

    Lizooki

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

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


    Matt
     
  5. GrafZeppelin

    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

    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

    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

    someparts

    Nov 22, 2010
    Ohio
    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

    ksdaddy

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