I suspect this bass has been modified.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Skillet, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Skillet


    Nov 25, 2011
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    There is nothing (literally or figuratively) "Precision" about that bass. :D
  3. Skillet


    Nov 25, 2011
    It's the little things .....
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  4. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi Skillet :)

    Doesn' t look very "natural"! :laugh:


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  5. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
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  6. David Heath

    David Heath

    Apr 7, 2017
    Just needs a bit of TLC. If those were Jazz pickups I'd up for it, well that and the fact that I prefer alder to ash. And it would need a complete re-fill and re-route to get the pickups sitting right. Then it would need re=wiring (probably) and a paint job to hide all the re-routing. But apart from that, it looks a viable project ... : )
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  7. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    Currently over $500 and over 4 days left.

    I like it well enough. Hard to tell if the neck is bowed or just needs adjustment. Probably just needs adjustment. Goodwill auction stuff never seems to squeak by as a killer deal though.
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  8. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    If it were a Gibson the seller would be advertising that it’s a “prototype” or a “one-off.” ;):laugh::cautious:
  9. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    It did! Leo built it in his secret lab in 1959. This exact pickup position is THE Holy Grail of electric bass sound. :D;)
  10. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I dig it.
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  11. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    Its already set up for BEAD, make an interesting beater...but not for 500 clams.
    Rock on.
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  12. Tommy V

    Tommy V

    Feb 19, 2019
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  13. Skillet


    Nov 25, 2011
    There always seems to be someone willing to bid higher than common sense would dictate for junk on there, with no idea about neck condition etc.
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  14. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Poor fella must have been all vision and no skills...
  15. primusfan1989


    Jan 17, 2005
    new jersey
    I usually have a soft spot of super modded basses but this is just trash. Are the pickups epoxied into the body? This is just sad. Like if you wanted a jazz bass, why didn't you trade it in for a jazz bass?
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  16. zenpeace69


    Jun 22, 2018
    Forget the modifications, the previous owner should have invested in dog chews:

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  17. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    Is that Leo's early proto compensated nut?
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  18. Skillet


    Nov 25, 2011
    That's why I posted it. It's one of the worst hack jobs I've ever seen. That and I'm dumbfounded how people are willing to bid 500 plus samoliens for it.
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  19. TheReceder


    Jul 12, 2010
    :bawl:It hurts my Eyes... Mommy... make it go away!!!
  20. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Love the tissue paper nut shims...