NBD: Modified 1969-70 Fender Telecaster Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by skibass94, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. skibass94


    Jul 10, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    I just got this bass the other day. I bought it from my friend's dad who bought it in the late 70's. It is an early Telecaster Bass with a later humbucker-looking split coil in the middle position. It has also been refinished and sprayed sparkly bluish green with a little hint of purple in it. I am obsessed with this thing. It is exactly what I wanted. It sounds somewhere between an EB-0 and a P Bass. Overall this thing sounds amazing and is a really sweet modded, vintage Fender.
  2. Dluxe

    Dluxe Guest

    Jan 9, 2011
    Very cool looking bass. I had a '68 back in the early 80's. I think I paid $400 for it back then....
  3. Excessive drooling imminent...
  4. soflbass


    Mar 2, 2013
    S Florida
    Congrats! Nice vintage unit
  5. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    wow! i love your bass!! i'd love to buy it!! ....very nice!! post some more pics!!
  6. gary19702


    Jan 15, 2013
    I......I.......I feel funny in my pants seeing that bass. Gas attack in full swing and not just from the burritos I ate earlier! Beeeaautiful bass!
  7. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO
    Sweet score!

    Way cool bass!!!
  8. so sweet, love it
  9. LowB-ing


    Aug 3, 2005
    It's actually not a split coil in there, it's a side-by-side humbucker. The "missing" four pole pieces can be adjusted from the back side of the pickup, if you take it out of the bass.

    Me to! Except in a fiver. I'd personally prefer the origial chrome control plate though.

    I must admit that I'm also slightly obsessed with that look. A couple of years ago I saw an photo of a cheap tele copy that had been modded with a cheap mudbucker copy in that pickup position. That got my imagination going...

    Anyway, that's a really cool bas you've got!
    Last edited: May 4, 2014
  10. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Thats awesome love the color! Great find.