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Telecaster Basses - Not much interest on TalkBass these days:(

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shadven, May 22, 2019.

  1. Hope I look and perform that well at 65 myself but I seriously doubt it...LOL
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  2. Gary Clark Jr.'s bass player is also into Telecaster basses. Spotted a white or Mary Kaye blond with a gold anodised guard before the Stanley Cup. Good shot at 0:55.

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  3. 13E8FD4A-C4D2-4675-B126-9B13224726E0.
    FWIW ,here’s what the “bible” says about tele bass logos. Yours definitely has a non standard type logo application. Maybe it was put together for a NAM show.
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  4. I just discovered the Harley Benton PB-50 SB Vintage, and despite saying that I'd probably never own a Tele bass, at under a hundred quid it may well feature in my future. It's a shame that they only give the choice of sunburst or red (which looks "cheap," to me at least) but at that price...

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  5. The mind train

    The mind train

    Jul 15, 2018
    Many PB 50 owners respray. Seems a popular colour is sea foam green.
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  6. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    I have the middle on and one of the later logs too. I had a proto-1967 for a while, but I sold it to someone even more obsessed than I am:)
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  7. dogbone


    Nov 5, 2017
    Original '53 on an Ampeg (new video from a few days ago):

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  8. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Wow, can't believe how clean that thing is. As for the sound? Um yep, it's a P bass with rounds :roflmao:
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  9. AboutSweetSue


    Sep 29, 2018
    Lebanon, TN
    Another ‘51. I wanted something classy.
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  10. I like the lollipops and large logo on the one in the middle.
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  11. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    The ‘54 is one on my lightest basses.
  12. JohnArnson


    May 28, 2019
    I actually really love the sound of those single coil pickups in Tele Bases, the feel of the neck considerably less though.
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  13. Well the new Nordstrand, new cts pots, an orange Sprague cap(.033) and new strings did the trick. Sounded great today.
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  14. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    This is my MBasses 55' P-Bass in Firemist Gold and matching headstock with a Brazilian board and it rocks !! It's passive now, but a preamp can be added.. Pickups are Nordstrand... And it sports flats right now..

    Attached Files:

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  15. When I built this pine slab end of last year I stained it blue. The stain was way too strong so this week I started sanding,40 grit to 320. 3 coats of wax to finish.

    I'd put together a solder-less wiring loom and after various singles it now sports a Bloodstone 51 staggered pole with
    TI jazz flats . Loom is the old 0.1Uf cap with the resistor set up.
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  16. Those are great sir. How'd it turn out? Any band mate or audience reactions?
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  17. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    i got this guy on the way s-l225.
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  18. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles

  19. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    17 pages and still going... :thumbsup:
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  20. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Here's my "semi Telecaster" -

    Love the thing to death. I recently subbed in a legitimate Springsteen tribute act with this one and they dubbed it the Magic Rat. I agree!


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