Identify this '70s MIJ headstock logo?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Beyer160, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Beyer160

    Beyer160

    Dec 20, 2008
    NC
    A cool looking '70s style J-bass with B&B neck just showed up on my local CL, with requisite bad picture. I'm assuming it's a '70s MIJ, but does anyone recognize the brand name?
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  2. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Er, no.
     
  3. Beyer160

    Beyer160

    Dec 20, 2008
    NC
    Well, hey- thanks for trying.
     
  4. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    "Red Flag"???
     
  5. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    That’s a do-over.
     
  6. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Dunno. But I'm in Eastern NC. I'll go check it out for you if it's near me. I'm not in the market for a bass and wouldn't "poach" it from you.
     
  7. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    It might well be a Conn CSB-1. This is a little clearer:

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  8. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    That looks like the ticket.
     
  9. Beyer160

    Beyer160

    Dec 20, 2008
    NC
    Holy crap, I think that's it!

    Any idea if these are any good? I found a little info here, it seems they were a very short-lived line:
    conn-unofficial

    Not sure if these were Japanese or Korean. Honestly, my primary interest in this is in harvesting a cheap B&B neck, I'm assuming the body is 500lbs of glued plywood. Of course, I could just pick up a Harley Benton for $178 shipped-
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  10. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    Yes, for a Conn import the relevant years of manufacture would be only about 1978-80. Those were good times in terms of MIJ Fender copies, and the difference to even a couple of years before was noticeable. They finally had the proper woods and hardware together, and many of the clones that came out of plants like Tokai, Fuji, Dyna, Matsumoku, Kiso Suzuki &c. rivaled or beat what Fender itself was putting out.

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