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SOLD Midtown Guitars Relic Precision Tele Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Meyatch, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I just bought this bass from Gord_oh a few days ago.

    I need a bass to put a Jack Casady pickup in, and I thought this bass looked really cool, but after trying it, its just not for me at all. I may still use it, just to test, or I may part it out, and use part of it, or not use any of it.

    I still need a bass for the pickup, so I'll trade for a Squier Bronco +cash, or a single mid pickup bass, with a pickup route that will be covered by the JC pickup. Its a pretty big pickup, but it won't cover a P route. I don't know everything that's out there, so if you have something you think will work, let me know.

    Here's Gord_oh's ad
    No longer available - ON SALE! Midtown Guitars Relic Precision Tele Bass
    which I will basically be reposting here.

    Here's what he said
    "Ok so this is an odd one. I built this for me, Midtown Guitars, as a "let's do this and see what happens" scenario. The results were interesting and it's actually a pretty decent player. It was a parts drawer bass. This bass was parted together just to clarify, I am not the creator of the parts.

    Pine Telecaster Body
    Tinted Maple Neck, 1.5" jazz width
    Seymour Duncan Pickup (+ extra as pictured)
    CTS pots, switch craft jack, .047 orange cap
    Wilkinson bridge
    Fender MIM tuners
    LP vinyl pickguard
    T/V knobs
    Weight: 8-9lbs

    Full scale, strung with d'Addario light nickels .040-.100 IIRC.

    It has it quirks but it actually is surprisingly nice sounding. It's not perfect but I know someone out there will like it for what it is and not for what it's not. I know this is going to be for a very specific person.

    The body is routed for a p90 pickup. The original pickup I had in it was out of a hofner bass but it was too narrow and after modification I ended up with the single coil tele pickup that I feel sounds better anyway. I'll include both.

    Was $250 shipped, NOW $200 shipped."

    so I'll send out everything I got with it; the bass, and the extra pickup for $200, which is what I paid a few days ago, or I could sell the loaded neck for $150, the seymour duncan pickup for $50, the body with the pickup for $100, or the body without the pickup for $50. I have no idea what the hofner pickup is worth, if somebody wants it, let me know and I'll come up with a price.

    So, my impressions/why I'm selling it.
    The bass looks killer, sounds great, and the neck plays great, but I just don't find the body comfortable at all. The short horn shifts the neck to the left, and causes some fairly substantial neck dive.













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  2. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama

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