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Help solve the mystery!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Widgetmann, Oct 4, 2006.


  1. Widgetmann

    Widgetmann

    Oct 4, 2006
    I recently bought a used custom boogie body 4 string bass for my son with 2 tek bridge, SD pickups, bolt on neck with 2 rosewood strips through the entire length, and ebony fingerboard with only 2 offset dots inlayed on the 12th fret. But most notably it has a waving union jack paint job that gives an awesome 3-D effect. The back is white with a small gold signature, Kerkof. I was told that this was a NAMM show demo but I am not sure who the luthier / painter was. I would love to know the background of this bass and luthier as well as the year it was built. Anyone have ideas?
     
  2. pics?
     
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Yep. We need pics brother.
     
  4. -Sam-

    -Sam-

    Oct 5, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    I see your new so you will be forgiven but there is an un official rule around here

    NO PICS, NO BASS

    But sounds good from your description ;-)
     
  5. Widgetmann

    Widgetmann

    Oct 4, 2006
    Thanks guys, will work on taking a pic this weekend!
     
  6. richmiller

    richmiller

    Sep 5, 2010
    I traded this same bass on Harmony Central in 2000 or 2001. The signature on the back is by the painter. This was the last bass he painted before he passed away. The bass was a NAMM show bass and was also appeared in a Guitar/Bass Buyers Guide. I used it as a stage bass on a regular basis for a couple of years before foolishly trading it off. Please contact me if you know it's whereabouts.
     
  7. Bubbabass547

    Bubbabass547

    Oct 21, 2017
    Hi rich, I am said son from original post. This bass brought me through music school and has been by my side ever since. I stumbled upon this post and wanted you to know that it's got a good home.
     
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  8. bass4more

    bass4more Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Oakland, CA
    Eleven years and still no pics. :(
     
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  9. Bubbabass547

    Bubbabass547

    Oct 21, 2017
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    The wait is over :)
     

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  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Great paint job!
     
  11. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    Thanks for not teasing us. That's a beautiful bass. Looks like a fine piece of kit, too.
     
  12. Bubbabass547

    Bubbabass547

    Oct 21, 2017
    Plays like a dream ;)
     
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