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Identify this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smartinson, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. smartinson


    Dec 15, 2005
    Longmont, CO
    I got this pic from from the Garry Goodman site. Can any of you identify this?

  2. *info from another post on this forum*

    549 Baldwin bass
  3. froovs


    Mar 17, 2005
  4. Now THAT's an interesting headstock! Would that be considered a "scroll", I keep hearing about?
  5. Garry Goodman

    Garry Goodman

    Feb 26, 2003
    The bridge said "Vibraslim" and If I remember correctly the pickups said Burns.I remember seeing Burns here in the U.S.,and I think they partnered with Baldwin(pianos) and designed a few electrics .The 548,549 and the "Bison Basses.They all had matching guitars.

    I was about 13-14 years old when that photo was taken in 1968.Who knows where that bass is now? That cab in the background is a Fender bassman with 2 12" speakers.

    No one mentioned my "groovy threads":rollno:
  6. I guess there's nothing better than going right to the source!:D
    Cool threads, dood!;)
  7. Garry Goodman

    Garry Goodman

    Feb 26, 2003
    It was a "fake" sroll,just looking like one head on.There was a clear plastic piece with an illustrated shadow to give the illusion some scroll work was there.Check out those Ampeg fretless basses.I think they had more of a scroll.
  8. Thanks.:)
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Here's what a scroll headstock looks like:

    Attached Files:

  10. Thanks #2!;)
  11. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    I love the pants. I used to have a sofa like that!:p
  12. plodder


    Nov 9, 2006
    preston uk
    Hi smatinson - I have one of these and gig with it regularly - it is black and is fully original and sounds superb - I will try to post some picks.



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