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Identify this 50's P-Bass copy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tonedeaf, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. tonedeaf

    tonedeaf Supporting Member

  2. the first thing that comes to mind is it might be a Teisco. Those seem to be the most common survivors of the japanese copy era.
  3. giantjerk


    Jan 18, 2003
    Allen, TX
    It looks almost like an old El Degas that I have. Except the pickup on this one looks different and I suspect it is a replacement. The original pickup looked like a chrome "lipstick" pickup and was mounted to a smaller piece of white pickguard material. I think I can see the screw holes near/around the pickup that would correspond to the mounting plate for the original pickup. These bass bodies are not solid, they are chambered. I presume the asking price is CDN, even so I got mine for $90 US on the bay, all original, no case though.