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Name this P bass copy (70s 80s Japan?)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DanAdams, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. DanAdams

    DanAdams Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2013
    I'm pretty good with my Japanese history (only applying to bass guitars of the late 70s and early 80s) but this one is confusing me as the straight line of close knobs / no pickguard doesn't look familiar. That bridge screams early 80s Japan to me, but the neck seems too new... The controls cover / string through looks Hondo-ish doesn't it? Total Parts machine??? newer Korean??? I guess those pickups are more late 80s right???
    Screen Shot 2019-02-09 at 2.28.09 PM.
    At the risk of losing the deal, here is the listing. None of you are in Maine right??? :D
    Bass guitar P Bass Style with Hard Case
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  2. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Do those pickups say Schecter?

    Looks like a parts bass to me.
  3. Yeah, looks like a mishmash of parts to me. It does look like a Hondo bridge, who knows what the rest of it is


    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Both Hondo and Epiphone brands used that style of bridge, possibly Samick built. I reckon 1980's but might be wrong, MIK for sure though. I like it!
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  5. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    Pickups say “Select by EMG”. I don’t like them at all, but some people find them acceptable for the price.

    I wouldn’t be too surprised to find varietywood under that finish
  6. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    I've also seen that style of string-through bridge on 2 Japanese "Lotus" basses from the '80s.
  7. It's a Gaijin Narrow Bass. Their motto was 'Parts is Parts ! ! '

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