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Precision Bass style with no markings MIJ

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BasedJah, Mar 4, 2018.


  1. BasedJah

    BasedJah

    Mar 4, 2018
    Hello,

    This is my first thread on here and I do not play bass, so I apologize in advance if this is both in the wrong forum location or a very stupid question.

    Long story short this bass came with the house that I bought. The old owner had a garage sale to clear out before they moved and I think I paid 20$. The only thing that is bugging me about it is there is no markings whatsoever on the body or neck. I am struggling to find a serial number or anything that would tell me something about this guitar. If I pull the pick guard apart would there be numbers or something on the inside? J/c

    Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

    15202067004061740534059. 15202067004061740534059. 15202067004061740534059. 15202067462081994165067. 1520206782785849828079. 15202067004061740534059. g 15202067462081994165067.
     
  2. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    If it were a Fender bass (it isn't) you might learn something by taking the neck off and looking in the neck pocket for markings. My best guess though is "Made in Japan" is the best you'll get. However, there are a number of threads about Japanese basses here on Talkbass, and even a number of fairly expert posters on the topic. I don't have a link handy, but use the search function. I bet someone here can tell you more than you know!
     
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    It's either a parts bass with a Japanese-made neck plate, or a no-name import.

    Nothing to be gained from taking it apart. Just make it sound the best you can.
     
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  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Yep, no info internally. No-name Japanese 70's import.
     
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  5. BasedJah

    BasedJah

    Mar 4, 2018
    Would guess it is worth anything? If not I'll just keep it for fun but I am lefty and trying to horse trade for an instrument I can actually play.
     
  6. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    It's cool, and with a setup will probably play and sound fairly good.
     
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  7. Mark76

    Mark76

    Dec 1, 2015
    Leicester
    How's the neck?

    It looks like it came from some parallel universe where there was a transitional design somewhere between the original single coil pick up P bass and its split coil successor (but with the truss adjustment at the wrong end), combining features of both (1st generation pick up and bridge. Second generation pickguard and control layout).
     
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  9. BasedJah

    BasedJah

    Mar 4, 2018