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Teisco KB-2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iriegnome, Nov 30, 2005.


  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I just picked up this awesome looking bass. At least it will be awesome when I restore it. It is a 1967 Teisco Spectrum KB-2. It has 3+1 tuners, 2 pickups, Solid Mahogany body, Maple neck and Rosewood Fretboard. The thing was so completely stripped of paint that the end grain of the wood is like a thousand tiny pin holes. It has taken about 2 weeks to get the body properly restored for paint. Looks great. Fire Engine Red. One of the original colours. My big problem is that the bridge cover and the bridge is missing. I do not have any close pictures so I do not even know what it looks like. Here is a pic that I found of one just like mine.
     
  2. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    That will be a cool bass when you are finished. And the mahogany body will give a unique sound.

    If you haven't contacted these folks yet, you may want to give them a try. They seem to specialize in the lesser-known European and Japanese basses - http://www.diamondstrings.com/

    I know they do a lot of repair/restoration work but I am not sure if they sell parts or not - I have never dealt with them but I do enjoy their website.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    So awesome. I love Teisco.
     
  4. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Check out this page ..... similar to your bass, gives a better pic of the bridge without the cover .... teisco eb-200

    VintAxe.com
     
  5. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Yeah, that little piece that extends above the strings from the bridge is what the bridge cover attaches to by just a single screw.
     
  6. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I thought that. I just wish I could find a pic of the bridge itself. I haven't any idea what the bridge looks like.
     
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
  8. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Still looking for anything about this bass. Close up pictures would be cool too.
     
  9. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Yeah, they seem to be catering especially to me. Almost every bass they've got is one I wanna buy. I think they're spying on me...
     
  10. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I get that feeling about the GAS section here on TB :meh:
     
  11. sanchorb

    sanchorb

    Sep 25, 2007
  12. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I finished it and sold it 2 years ago. The bridge cover I got off a late 60's Kay. It was perfect! I sold the bass to a guy in England and when he got it, he was floored! The biggest difference between yours and mine is the Logo. Mine had the original 60's Teisco Logo.
     
  13. sanchorb

    sanchorb

    Sep 25, 2007
    Oh, I thought this was a recent poll...Do you have pictures of the work you did? Wish I had took some pictures of my "before and after" situation. The bass was in a terrible shape, specially the paint, and I fixed it, but replaced the original pickguard, pick ups and pots with an acrylic pickguard, and a new P pickup, repainted...the result was great, and I sold it for more than thrice I paid for it...terrible playing thing, but nostalgia wise I wish I had it back.:bawl:
    P.D. The original pickguard and pickups are somewhere in my parents house...
     
  14. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Sorry, I did not keep any pic's. I used all original parts and painted it a basic red like some of the original paint I have seen. It took about 2 months of off and on work, but it was worth it. Yes I agree, it did not play like my Modulus, but it was a nice bass.