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Tele/Precesion looking bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've been looking around for a while to buy or build via Warmoth a Fender Teleish bass. I see now that Rob DeLeo from STP has his own Schecter called the Model T. it's pretty much what I might be looking for. Anyone play one?

    Schecter Model T:
    <img src="http://img.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/51/513027.jpg">

    Specs from the Schecter site:
    CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-On, BODY: Ash, NECK: Maple, FINGERBOARD: Rosewood, SCALE: 34", INLAYS: Dot, HARDWARE: Chrome, BRIDGE: Diamond Bass, TUNERS: Diamond, BINDING: None, FRETS: 22 Jumbo, ELECTRONICS: Duncan Design, FINISHES: See Thru White, 3-Tone Sunburst, Gloss Black
  2. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I thought you were all about Spector, Nino?

  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I ain't got one, Nino~B. But I did run across this one
    at the Fender France site...

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    ...Huh?!? Dang that looks familiar :p. I think Fender came
    out with it after the Model T started sellin' like hotcakes :rolleyes:.

    I remember not too long ago, Schecter made a REAL
    close copy of a `51/`54 Tele style bass. Even had a
    one-piece "Louisville Slugger" maple neck. There was
    one at the Mesa Boogie "Hollywood" store a while back.
    Been sold. It had a rosewood board...

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    Then there was Fender's MIJ re-issue. A guy I know at
    the local G/C has one. It's authentic down to the 2-
    screw (hard to intonate ;) ) bridge.

    If ya' want a "real" Tele style - single coil pup, tele
    headstock, etc. - I guess Warmoth is the way to go.
    They even sell the 3 Seymour Duncan replacement pups
    at a reasonable price.

    BTW / FYI ~ While I was surfin' around, I stumbled onto
    this cool site with all kinds o' Fender info, e.g.: wiring
    diagrams for a Roscoe Beck and Stu Hamm. All MIA basses.
    You'll need Acrobat...(here)
  4. Taurus


    Feb 2, 2001
    Cool stuff!.I've been thinking that I'd like to replace the neck on my p-bass with an all maple Warmoth neck[$147] and cut the headstock to the old tele shape.I guess I'm not the only one who likes that look.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Hey notduane, do you have the Fender France website off hand? Can you buy direct from them?

    Taurus, Warmoth offers a Tele bass headstock I beleive for the same price. If I can't find one & play one (schecter) I'll prob end up building a Warmoth. I have been pretty busy latley so I wanted a complete bass. I don't have time to build it right now. (I'm too lazy, too :))

    gruffpuppy, I didn't know they made a USA version. I have a cataloge @ work & will look it over again & hope if they make one it's not too expensive. I don't want to spend too much because it's just going to be a bass I mess around with. I'm not looking to replace my Spector's anytime soon!!!
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Hey Nino~B :) .

    Just click on the first pic in my previous post, or
    click here for the main index page.

    I dunno if you can order direct from the site...
    parlez vous francais? Maybe Mr. Yvon can help ;).
    You'll probably also need to surf around for a
    currency converter...franc or eurodollar to U$D.
  7. Bassr64


    Feb 9, 2001
    Hey Nino, I've got a 5-string version of the Deleo Schecter. I did minimal adjustments on it after I got it and it plays and sounds really great. It's got warm growly mids; I've played out with it since I got it without problem - it's heavy though.
    String spacing is abit tight for slapping but the action and neck are killer.
    It's not a Specter but it's a good mid-priced bass imho. ;)
  8. trainyourhuman


    Apr 12, 2000
    I believe they actually have one of those fenders at the bass palace right now. www.basspalace.com
  9. bassheavy

    bassheavy banned

    i played one at rocker guitars in SF.

    sounded surprisingly great. neck felt a bit blocky and the edges were sharp.

    that guy from STP isn't bad.

    i don't remember what amp i was using but i don't think it was anything special and it sounded real good.

    (i am not a fan of schecter. esp. after they did that josie and the p-cats crap!!!)
  10. hey nino the review is in the BassPlayer with Adam Clayton on the cover. They don't mention how to get an USA made version of the bass but they say it goes for $1800.

    the cliff notes:
    out of 5
    construction 3.5
    electronics 3
    playability 4
    sound 3.5
    value 4

    bottom line: somewhat limited sound but plenty to like for the budget minded. $699.
  11. i think that's samick.
  12. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    the guitar player uses schecther, the bassist uses lakland.

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