NBD - Help ID this Samick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by evilleotter, Nov 10, 2021.

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  1. evilleotter

    evilleotter

    Jun 8, 2018
    E'ville IN
    Picked this up locally the other day. My first guitar in the early 90's was a Samick and everything about this bass screamed at me to bring it home! I love the color, the painted neck-thru and headstock, and and the thin body. It plays and sounds amazing. Pup's are thumpy and the pup selector switch with tone knob gets many different tones. Pictures dont do the red wood color justice, but.....
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    I've tried researching the year and model and it looks like it was made in '94 in Korea, but haven't been able to ID the model. Anyone have any ideas?
     

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  2. evilleotter

    evilleotter

    Jun 8, 2018
    E'ville IN
    ***edit*** was made in '92
     
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Possibly an XBT-632. In that family for sure.
     
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  4. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    This XBT-637 looks identical, except for color:

    Samick_XBT-637.jpg
     
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  5. evilleotter

    evilleotter

    Jun 8, 2018
    E'ville IN
    That looks pretty exact to me! Is that a neck-thru as well?
     
  6. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    I should think so - here's a close-up of another XBT-637, with no sign of a neck pocket:

    samick_XBT-637_b.jpg
     
  7. evilleotter

    evilleotter

    Jun 8, 2018
    E'ville IN
    Awesome!!! Thanks. I knew I could count on the TB community.
     
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  8. Lackey

    Lackey

    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Based on the headstock and description I'm pretty sure it's a Samick.
     
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  9. That looks really nice. Looks really comfy. Good purchase, my dude!
     
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  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    it looks like it's ready to play --- that's a fine looking ax, @evilleotter, congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  11. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sweet bass. Samicks are criminally underrated. I have two SS that are great.
     
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  12. ElectricBass72

    ElectricBass72

    Aug 6, 2019
    Virginia
    I had an early 90's Alvarez bass that looked a lot like that Samick.