Italia Mondial bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jock, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Anyone know anything about this one?
    It has a big humbucker like a Gibson Eb-0 and a piezo at the bridge. It´s semi acoustic and the top is made of plastic.
    It looks great and is rather cheap. Does it sound great???
    I know it wont be very versatile but for a vintage type sound it looks good.
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    it looks really nice! as always my appreciation goes to everyone who does something different!
    hope to find one in shops soon!
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    It's a ripoff of the old Supro basses (Supro, National and Airline brands) with some interesting updates (like preamps!!!). Despite the name, my guess is they are made in the Orient, not Italy.

    I've seen them for sale on e-bay but not at any actual dealers.

    As the owner of an old Airline bass, I've been curious to say the least.
  4. The Sound of the Police

    The Sound of the Police Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    I've seen pictures around too. I like the way they look. I agree that they do look like an old Supro or National or Airline. I don't care for the elctronics though. I can already tell I won't like the way they sound. That's just my taste though.