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mystery bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by saddleboat, May 11, 2001.


  1. saddleboat

    saddleboat

    May 11, 2001
    just found a cool looking cheap bass but alas no name. Anybody recognize this one?
     
  2. ....nice two strings there.....
     
  3. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Welcome to TB saddle~b :)

    Eko maybe? Vox? Brad Johnson'll probably know.
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Eko, probably.

    Will C.:cool:
     
  5. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    I saw a bass recently that looked exactly the same....with the name "Telestar" on the headstock.
    It could actually be one of several names, as these were manufactured under MANY names.
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That's pretty much how I remember things, too. Back then lots of companies put their label on several generic basses. Could be a Western Auto house brand for all I know;)
     
  7. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    it could be useful see the headstock. eko basses had that strange scroll headstock and the eko logo was on the scrachplate.
     
  8. saddleboat

    saddleboat

    May 11, 2001
    Thanks for all the response. Here photo of headstock.
     
  9. BOXHEAD

    BOXHEAD

    Oct 3, 2000
    I have a bass that is identical and mine is an eko so I'd say that your's is proberly the same, I got mine cheap aswell but it is bloody nice
     
  10. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    That's pretty much a generic headstock. It could be an Apollo...or any number of brands. Some were decent basses and some....well.....not so good. :)
     
  11. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i'm not sure about that, but i think that eko basses had a diferent headstock model.
     
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    That's a Univox from the 70's. To compare, go to www.guitarville.com/inv Click on "Bass" in the upper left hand corner and then click on the "Univox violin bass 1970's" link for a pic.

    That should end the "mystery." :D
     
  13. saddleboat

    saddleboat

    May 11, 2001
    I offer a couple more photos of the mystery bass. Has some features same as the univox but am not absolutely convinced.
     
  14. saddleboat

    saddleboat

    May 11, 2001
    mystery bass photo
     
  15. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    saddle - Did you look at the site I posted? It's there.