TBC (The Bass Company) 4-String -- Any info appreciated

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mc900ftj, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. mc900ftj


    Jan 21, 2014
    Hi all! I was given this bass to see if I could fix it up...it works but need s lot of help. Before I dig in, I'm wondering if any of you have any history on the maker, model, vintage, etc. It's an HH configuration with active electronics. Here are some photos:

    http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mofugly/library/TBC Bass Serial No 000101

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Best regards!
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Very nice American made basses, IIRC. I'd ditch the preamp and put something high end in there. I recall the company went out of business and I'm almost sure a TB member bought or assumed all the parts and was trying to make a go of bass building. Not sure what happened.
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, they make? made? nice stuff, good quality without stupid prices. I have one in the living room that doesn't get played enough.
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I almost picked up that same model a month or so ago. That is the TBC equivalent of a Sabre. They are great under the radar basses.
  5. mc900ftj


    Jan 21, 2014
    Unfortunately, I can't get the bow out of the neck. The neck's pretty straight (i.e. not twisted), but the bow is severe. Something's up with the truss rod. Someone has obviously been cranking on the rod adjustment pretty heavily.

    Not sure if it's worth investing in. :(
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That's too bad.