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

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


  1. Cat_Died

    Cat_Died

    Jun 10, 2019
    I've been building this bass which is sort of based on telecaster bass elements. I figure some of y'all might think it's an abomination, but here it is anyway. 20190510_191345.
     
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  2. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    LaBella ltf my faves
     
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  3. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    5 String All Flamed Koa
    5-51P50.

    4 string
    51P45.
    ASATNBD1. ASATNBD3.
     
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  4. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue

    Sep 29, 2018
    Lebanon, TN
    Nope, can’t go wrong with a P. It’s just an excellent bass all around.
     
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  5. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
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  6. EdBo

    EdBo

    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    TedBo playing some "Soft Rock" ! KXTRIB3.
     
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  7. Cat_Died

    Cat_Died

    Jun 10, 2019
    These badass basses have a softer side.
     
  8. TheOriginalName

    TheOriginalName

    May 28, 2018
    Oh hey hey whoops forgot to delete something I was typing previously. My bad. Anyway, yeah. Just not sure if the hum will be appreciated, never experienced it.
     
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  9. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
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  10. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    I had a fretless P made in a slab form. Probably the heaviest walnut bass ever made so I asked the builder to round it out to a P bass contour.. then I had him change it to J bass pickups.
    With that said.. I have no idea why I’m posting here.
    I will say my builder has a pine slab bass with hand crafted leather p guard I want.
     
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  11. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    I found slab pine bass pics. Way back from 2007.
     

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  12. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    That pine bass was a test cut for a bass made for Jay Bentley.

    Note the lack of volume and tone knob.
     

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  13. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    I’m going to attempt to get my hands on that pine bass. Will post if I get it!
     
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  14. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    I dig it a lot! :thumbsup::cool:
     
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  15. Cat_Died

    Cat_Died

    Jun 10, 2019
    Thanks, friend. B)
     
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  16. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Mine is not reshaped. It's a custom shop neck with Telecaster headstock, vintage Precision decal, with a jazz width nut and vintage reverse wind long stem tuners. 2004 American Standard body routed to accommodate a J pickup. Passive EMG Geezers. This thing is a beast!
     
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  17. TheOriginalName

    TheOriginalName

    May 28, 2018
    Any with matching headstocks?
     
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  18. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    Here's a few more pic and you get a better view of the matching headstock..
     

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  19. Dale Johnson

    Dale Johnson Supporting Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Moran Kansas
    If that pick up doesn't work for you check out this one: Leddin Handwound “51 P-Bass” Alnico 3 – Vintage ’50s tone – Leddin Vintage Guitars I love mine, it is superb with the LaBalla 80/20 white gold tape wounds!
     
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  20. Dale Johnson

    Dale Johnson Supporting Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Moran Kansas
    That cat is more valuable than about anything else! What style, class and attitude!
     
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