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I am officially "in love" !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dark Horse, Apr 9, 2009.


  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I am in love with this bass. I wish I had the money to afford it !

    1972 Fender Telecaster Bass - in Sonic Blue ! :eek:

    Ebay is gonna be the death of me.


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  2. ohhh its sooooo sweet, but why put the ashtray upside down????
     
  3. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Not big on the large hunbucker by the neck approach but I see why you like it, that's one sexy bass!
     
  4. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I know - that bothers me too. I could only hope that it hasn't been on the bass that way for years, and that the finish doesn't show in the "upside down" pattern where it is.
     
  5. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX

    Mo' Bass !



    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  6. I just took a look around the web for pictrures and the ashtray is the right way round. At school we had a copy of a Telecaster Bass and the cover was that way around also.

    For the definitive answer, I was trying to visualise Suzy Quatro playing her Telecaster Bass on Top of the Pops in 1971 or so, but at the age of 14, with Suzy in that Leather cat suit, I don't think I got as far as looking at the Bridge cover!!.
     
  7. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX

    These are 68-72 Tele Basses - note the covers.

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    68-Paisley-Telecaster-bass.

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    And finally, from the 1969 Fender Bass Catalog -


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  8. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    Actually the bridge cover is reversed in the Ebay pic... from what I understand, a lot of people did that so they could leave the cover on, but not have the foam mute that is glued to the underside touch the strings.
     
  9. I stand corrected - !!. I've been searching on You Tube to find Suzi playing her Telecaster Bass and I found her playing Les Pauls, Precisions and what looked like a Yamaha, but no Telecaster!!
     
  10. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX

    :D


    Suzi. :hyper:
     
  11. metdistortion

    metdistortion

    Aug 13, 2008
    England
    I swear that looks more like a Precision then a Telecaster :ninja:
     
  12. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Who asked you ? Go. Go away. Scram. Scat. Skeedaddle. Shoooo !


    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  13. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
  14. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    OREGON!
    i seriously was just on ebay and saw that ha small world awesome bass
     
  15. The Telecaster Bass which appeared in 1967 was effectively a re-issue of the orginal 1951 Precision Bass. The one that Started this stream was a later model that had the Humbucker near the neck, rather than the single coil PUP in the middle, with the ashtray !!.
     
  16. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    *DING* Right answer. Not uncommon to see on the early 50's P basses also.
     
  17. THAT ....... is correct sir! :)
     
  18. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    In the '69 catalog shown in post #7 it says the Tele Bass has a "custom contoured body".

    AFAIK (which isn't that far) they had no belly cut or forearm cut. What's the deal?

    I like the blue one.
     
  19. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Um, I thought they started contouring bodies in the early 60's. :confused:
     

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