1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, remove most ads and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

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

    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.