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Johnson by AXL ?!?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NickInMesa, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Who can tell me who, what, where?

    The neck says "Johnson by AXL".

    My guess is Chinese made by "Johnson" (probably closer to Chan San that Johnson) but AXL-designed. Am I right?

    Here are two photos from the CL ad.

    The ad should disappear eventually but here it is:


    I paid only $30. Overal looks decent but the electronics suck. The action was way off but the neck is easy to set, no worry.

    I am currently stripping the body (due to the vintaging treatment described in the ad) and will probably go natural, tung or danish oil.

    Decent machine heads, although a re-oil would be a good thing.

    I will definitely upgrade the pups, pots and bridge.


  2. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    all i have to say is:

    you got a monster deal!! i don't care who made the bass, if it plays, a bass for just $30 has win written all over it.


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