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Traben Phoenix basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nutmeg13, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Nutmeg13


    Oct 16, 2017
    Need help from those who are familiar with these basses. :) My son's Phoenix was stolen a while ago and I'm trying to find another one for him. We bought his in 2004 and it was a black maple finish. I believe(?) this model only came in black and "blood red"? However, I've found one online that appears (to me) to be the black, yet the Seller (who bought it at a "silent auction" and "knows nothing about it") is telling me the color is "Olive & Pearl"(?) -- I'm guessing the "pearl" he's referring to is the abalone embellishment on the neck?

    I'm Guessing he Thinks it's "olive" cuz the black can look a bit off-color in different lighting. I'm Hoping I'm correct that it Is actually the black Phoenix. (I've included 2 pics from the Seller's eBay listing.)

    Can anyone who Knows about the Traben Phoenix basses give me some feedback on this?

    Thank So Much!

    Meg D - California

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  2. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I think when he mentioned olive and pearl he was talking about the fretboard. It's got green on it as well as the pearl color. The bass itself is black.
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  3. Nutmeg13


    Oct 16, 2017
    Yeah...I was thinking he may have thought that. Thanks for your input. :)
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  4. Nutmeg13


    Oct 16, 2017
    Traben Phoenix on eBay (Sept 2018) #3-adj (back).jpg Could use a little more advice from anyone familiar with Traben (Phoenix) basses. :)
    Got a pic of the back of it....Wondered if the covers look standard?

    Thanks again!
    Meg D
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