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Second hand Bass Guitar: Odessa Bass. Need help to see if its good

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KompotMaster, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. KompotMaster


    Apr 14, 2017
    I have found no information on the internet about these "Odessa Bass guitars". I am new to bass and I am getting my first bass soon. I am going to meet up with someone to look at their second hand "Odessa Bass"(valued at $150, but I can bargain it down). I have attached some images and It would be very helpful if someone could point anything out that I should check when I try the bass in a few days.

    Thanks :^)
    Odessa 1.JPG Odessa 2.JPG Odessa 3.JPG
  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Check to see if the neck is straight. If it's bowed, it MUST have a working truss rod to fix that.
    If it is twisted, pass.

    Electronics issues are usually easy fixes. Neck issues are the big problems.
  3. Kickass


    Jul 20, 2012
    Scottish Borders

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