it WAS a Fender Tele Bass!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by REMBO, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011

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  2. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays... Inactive Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I like how a piece of tape measure got stuck in the slaughterhouse mess of various pickup routing... A dimwitted accident or calculated crime?!?!?! Somewhere, out there, a tape measure cries out for justice!
  3. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Put the router down and back away! Now!

  4. I like the color . On the positive the body is weight relieved.
  5. In drum forums there is an old saying, "friends don't let their friends drill drums".

    In the world of vintage guitars and basses I'd like to think that a router would be the banished tool from the stupid and inept.
  6. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    yeah!! love the tape measure!! glad it comes with the purchase! lol
  7. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    BANG!!! lol!!
  8. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    the color is soooo cool!'s a shame!!
  9. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
  10. SlingBass4


    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    :eek: There's just no fixing stoopid :rollno:
  11. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    That ebay name sounds familiar wasnt he the guy selling a " 64 tort pickguard" for like 550$? And there were other overpriced "vintage" items if I remember correctly...
  12. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I love it. I have one that was modded much more than that, it even had the guts of a Boss Chorus Pedal installed and the body reshaped to remove all trace of the square corners, much like a current Ibanez contour.

    EDIT: I found the pix from when I bought the bass I mentioned above...

  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    It's a slab of wood - chill, people. :bag:
  14. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    I bet johnk_10 could fix it.
  15. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Any competent tech or luthier should be able to fix it.
  16. He goes by the same username here, I have talked to him in the past and he is a pretty cool guy.
  17. HenningSB


    Dec 9, 2013
    Poor thing! But that would be a nice project to restore!
  18. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    the Seller is a cool guy to deal with.....he didn't butcher this bass....someone else has the blood on their hands!! lol
  19. I would be curious to try whatever drug that could make somebody think this was a good idea.

    Agree that it's just a piece of wood, but still sad all the same!
  20. circuitspore


    Aug 27, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    I think one thing that gets overlooked with instruments like these is that the modding of the instrument usually started well before the bass was 'vintage' or 'classic' or otherwise valuable. Think of the number of people modding their stock 2013 Precision basses. In forty years our grandkids will be having the same conversation about our well-loved modded basses.