For Sale Lyle short scale bass made in Japan

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by sonicblue62, Oct 1, 2021.


  1. sonicblue62

    sonicblue62 Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    Price:
    325
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Idaho
    Country:
    United States
    This is a cool little bass that I picked up locally a couple of years ago, and I would probably keep it if I hadn't just bought a vintage Gibson. Nice playability and short scale thump. I had a 70's Fender Musicmaster a while back, and this significantly outperformed it in terms of output volume.
    I'm guessing it's from the late 60's or early 70's. For what it's worth, My sister has a bass nearly identical to this, but branded "Venture" on the headstock. I don't know if that indicates anything about its factory of origen (Fujigen, Matsumoko, etc), but that is all I know about it.
    Strung with LaBella short scale flats. Bridge cover has foam glued underneath. There is a bit of buzz on the 11th and 12th frets ( mostly on the G string) but you really don't hear it when amplified. Overall it's a great bass with a really nice, old-school tone. Weighs 8 lbs 11 ozs.
    No case, will ship in a gig bag with plenty of foam and bubble wrap.
    $325 shipped, $350 eastern half of the country.
    I don't have anything specific in mind trade-wise, but feel free to PM any offers. Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. KJMO

    KJMO Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    Wow, that is exactly my first bass. Odd that I bought it used in Boise (1980?), and you're in Twin. Some store must have sold them locally back in the day. Oh, and it is a cool bass!
     
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  3. sonicblue62

    sonicblue62 Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    Maybe it IS your first bass. :bassist:

    In the early 90's, I used to see so many of these Teisco-type basses and guitars in pawnshops in Idaho Falls, near where I grew up. They were always super cheap. In retrospect, I should have been buying them up with my teenage lawn-mowing money and sticking them under the bed. :)
     
  4. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Played one of these on a session in Portland a few years ago, looked almost exactly like this one. Must have been a local drop of them somewhere back in the day!
     
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  5. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    Barrackville WV
    Very Very Cool. Reminds me of my 1st bass. It was a Tiesco
     
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