NBD - Pre-CBS -OMG

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  1. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    0E1D65F2-9A81-45BD-AF3A-87C2DD50595F.jpeg 1A4FD163-E8C1-4888-BD5A-169E1DFA81DE.jpeg 117703F7-B63A-4F0F-A3BE-61A830C60297.jpeg 7169C539-E75D-440F-A441-7E13C461CE95.jpeg F67F7AED-DACE-47AF-A8A8-AC9EA54CCB1B.jpeg 4B62F9CC-3FEF-4E19-82ED-CA34D61C8005.jpeg E6E0B4D1-97E1-451B-AE0E-513EE71C056B.jpeg I’ve been watching the curb all day waiting for UPS to show up… and they finally showed! I am the proud owner of an 1954 P-Bass. I bought it from the family of the original owner. I am the first person to own this bass since it was purchased by the original owner in 1954. The neck has never been off the bass, original everything, original case, strap and bill of sale from 1954. The bass and a Deluxe amp set him back $310, and he paid it off over 1 1/2 years. This bass plays beautifully and sounds so deep and warm… really incredible. I gig with my basses and this one will see lots of gigs in its future!
     
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  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Killer!
     
  3. Wow! Merry Christmas to you??:thumbsup::bassist:
     
  4. What strings is it wearing?
     
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  5. Swipter

    Swipter

    Sep 7, 2009
    Phoenix
    That bass looks like it's never been played. :smug:

    Nice. I bet it sounds killer.
     
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  6. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Very cool - from the wear it looks like the original owner was a life-long professional player. Any insight into his background/back-story (if you have it) would be appreciated.
     
  7. Piedpipemaker

    Piedpipemaker

    Nov 21, 2021
    That’s awesome!
     
  8. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Absolutely @#+#@$&-ing amazing. But fix the bridge cover (unless it is discolored underneath).
     
  9. Jigmay

    Jigmay

    Mar 24, 2004
    Haligonia
    Stunning...
     
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  10. Now that.... YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Fantastic! Love all of it, and that rare old gig bag.
     
  12. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    GHS would be my guess with those purple silks
     
  13. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Most likely it's been reversed from the day he brought it home. Many players flipped the bridge cover if they left it on.
     
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  14. bassist4dalord

    bassist4dalord Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2007
    SW Missouri
    Incredible! I looked it up- adjusted for inflation comes to $3,617.66.

    And nowadays you can get a playable bass for $100.00. What a time to be alive.
     
  15. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
    Who changed the damn strings!
     
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  16. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    40 years in a Polka band, then the closet… until now.
     
  17. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    Th we gig is surprising flexible and strong. It’s in decent shape and could be used.
     
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  18. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Covering the tuba register with gusto! :bassist:
     
  19. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Oh my goodness!

    since it’s used I assume it was a lot less than new price?

    wow
     
  20. What a find!
     
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