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New baby & family pic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Micolao, Jun 9, 2007.


  1. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    here's my new baby, bought it from a friend of mine for a RIDICOLOUS price...you won't believe me...
    unknown brand, from the 60s, mahogany body, a PERFECT neck, superb action e fret job
    all original except for the tuners, replaced with a set of Gotoh
    sounds like butter... I'm totally in love
    perfect match for my SR4

    same line- fingers
    neck pu then both

    http://www.gospel.bo.it/displayimage.php?album=633&pos=19

    same line. pick
    neck pu then both

    http://www.gospel.bo.it/displayimage.php?album=633&pos=20


    :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

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  2. Nice looking bass! I'm curious what it looked like originally, considering all the holes where other parts used to be, and where the toggle switch is. Any markings at all anywhere on/in it that might give a hint to it's origin? Congrats!

    :bassist: Have fun with it!:bassist:
     
  3. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    the holes in the body are from the missing pickguard, I don't know about the others in the front of the peghead
    don't know the brand, anyway it's italian approx from the 60s
    tht's all I know...
     
  4. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    It is worth maybe 200-400 as a vintage pice but if it plays and sounds nice then it would be worth more intrinsically to the player.
     
  5. I'd really be curious to see that pickguard. Wondering how it fits around the "F" hole, since there are holes on either side of it.

    As far as the peghead, the two on the front probably held the nameplate for the manufacturer, and the ones on the back look like original holes for the original tuning pegs. I'm thinking that the ones that are on there are replacements.
     
  6. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    sure, they've been replaced with a set of Gotoh, it's written in the first post ;)
     
  7. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    the pickguard should look like this:
    (but this one has smaller f holes and a smaller pickguard)

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    or this one:

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  8. There are some guitars with F holes that have pickguard that actually go over one of the two F holes. Not all, but some, so the pickguard could have had a lot of shapes, he he he... Or whatever I tried to say... LOL
     
  9. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    nice bass. interesting that it's vintage and has a truss rod wheel, i didn't know they had those back then. pretty cool.
     
  10. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    the Vox violin bass has one truss rod wheel too
     
  11. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Nice StingRay. :D :D :D
     
  12. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    ps: I discoverd it's a "Melody"
    a 60s italian brand
     
  13. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Ciao Micolao. Dove abiti? You Italian?
     
  14. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    Vivo a Lanciano in Abruzzo, Italia centrale.

    I live in Lanciano, Abruzzo, central Italy
    ;)
     
  15. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    Great pictures of a very cool bass. The white binding around the f-holes is really eye-popping. Nice purchase!
     
  16. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Si, capito. Abruzzo eh? That's where MarkBass is. :D I'm in Vicenza, near Venezia. E conoci Abruzzo, it's straight over to the East of Rome.
     
  17. Ooops! Saw that again just after I posted. Hoped it would slip by....:bag: :D
     
  18. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    italy is a beautiful country, im jealous of you both....nice bass as well.

    i liked sorrento a lot when i stayed there.
     
  19. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    thanks again guys ;)
    clips soon...

    saxnbass, exactly, I live 45 km from the Markbass factory
     
  20. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    ps: I absolutely need to change strings and get a an hard case, any suggestion?
     
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