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Norma Jean bass guitar

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike Barrow, Dec 14, 2018.


  1. Mike Barrow

    Mike Barrow

    Dec 14, 2018
    I bought this bass from a guy who didn't know anything about it. I cleaned it polished it and put new strings on it. The action had to be set. The intonation was good. I did all this and found no info about it. It plays good sounds good.
    The only thing on it was Norma Jean.
    Does anyone know about it?
     
  2. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Pictures?
     
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  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    If you refinish it in blonde, you can start calling it Marilyn.


    Photos will help if you can take them.
     
  4. Mike Barrow

    Mike Barrow

    Dec 14, 2018
    How do I get my pictures to the post?
     
  5. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Did Gail Ann Dorsey give you her Stingray ?
     
  6. Mike Barrow

    Mike Barrow

    Dec 14, 2018
    Yes
    Yes
     
  7. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    Pics or it doesn't exist :)
     
  8. Mike Barrow

    Mike Barrow

    Dec 14, 2018
    Yes I have pictures.
     

    Attached Files:

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  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    You can click on the “upload a file“ button to upload pics.
     
  10. Mike Barrow

    Mike Barrow

    Dec 14, 2018
    Yes I have pictures.
     
  11. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    The pictures will help, pretty sure someone will recognize that headstock as it's pretty distinctive and the way the screws are set on the heel. I thought at first it was an Ibanez GIO bass (or an older TRB bass). maybe a Dean but the headstocks on those are pretty different. I know I've seen that headstock somewhere before.

    Maybe there's something printed/written on the neck heel or on the neck pocket like a serial number or year of manufacture?
     
  12. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    that's a good looking bass!
     
  13. biguglyman

    biguglyman

    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    That was my first instinct also.
     
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  14. Mike Barrow

    Mike Barrow

    Dec 14, 2018
     
  15. Mike Barrow

    Mike Barrow

    Dec 14, 2018
    Thanks maybe it is worth the $50.00 I paid for it.
     
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  16. Rabidhamster

    Rabidhamster

    Jan 15, 2014
    Norma Jean is a hardcore band.

    ^nearly Any electric bass that is playable and works plugged in is worth $50
     
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  17. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    And Marilyn Monroe's real name...
     
  18. Uncle Hanky

    Uncle Hanky

    May 10, 2017
    Texas
    Which is precisely where the band took it from.
     
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  19. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Good score---enjoy it.
     
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