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need help on bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by crisco4me, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. crisco4me


    Jan 4, 2003
    I bought this old bass a few months ago,,was told it was a old solid Czech bass,, there is no label or name inside it,,any help would be appreciated,,have other pics also
  2. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    At first glance it looks like a typical Bohemian (Czech) bass from about 1900 or so. It would help to see pics of the ribs and scroll, and also the tuners, if original. Looks like a nice bass--those usually sound very good.
  3. crisco4me


    Jan 4, 2003
    Thanx arnoldschnitzer, the bass sounds great, has a few dings,, good shape considering it's age, and a lot of roadwork it's done, it came from an elderly gentlemen that I play bluegrass with,,he said it's seen alot,, was just courious what it might be and the value of it,,my son is starting to play it,,he's 12,,and a heck of rythym man,, have other pics of it also,,