NBD - Univox Hi-Flier

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr Earl Funkton, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Dr Earl Funkton

    Dr Earl Funkton

    Jul 15, 2016
    Just picked up this hot piece today. Took a nice drive to a city about 100 miles south of me w/ a friend to check it out. I payed $200 and couldn't be happier; its one of the few pieces of gear i've had no buyers remorse after getting it. Sure it looks like someone lit the headstock on fire, and one of the pickups has been swapped out, and theres nicks and dings all over the body, but dang does it sound and play great.


    P.S. Does anybody know where to find a hardcase that would fit this bad boy?
  2. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Fits in a Coffin case. Probably fits in something else, too.
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  3. ardgedee


    May 13, 2018
    Nice! My first bass was one of these.
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  4. Nice. I like those. May have to build one someday. If I remember correctly, Semie Mosley just flipped over a strat body on the original. By the way, the neck pickup looks like some old DiMarzios I have. If it is, cool.
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  5. nitrobrother

    nitrobrother Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Congrats! This was my first bass. Unfortunately it needs some work to get it back in the rotation.
  6. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Nice score! That's one of the latter versions with the humbuckers and metal tuning keys.
    Oh wait! That is a Dimarzio Model G!!!!! One on my all time favorite pickups, guaranteed to turn any bass into a flame thrower! It's a powerful passive humbucker resistance is about 14k.
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  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Funky! Here's mine - no burn marks, but a brutal amateur defret and rattlecan refin instead:

  8. ardgedee


    May 13, 2018
    Huh, I just noticed: My Univox has four independent bridge saddles rather than two. I'm pretty sure the bridge is original, since there aren't any marks on the body that would indicate it had been replaced.
  9. Dr Earl Funkton

    Dr Earl Funkton

    Jul 15, 2016
    Is that a coffin case for guitar or bass?
  10. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Doesn't say. I guess you can contact the owner unless someone here knows.
    Univox Hy-flyer Bass 1970s Natural