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Unidentified 60-s Telecaster Bass, Lots of MOJO!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sammyfallen, May 7, 2010.

  1. Bought this at Thompsons in Mount Vernon, KY (1 hour south of lexington, or 30 minutes north of Somerset, KY)

    Anyone in a couple hour radius should check out this shop if you like vintage gear, Its a hole in the wall loaded with Gibsons, Fenders, and other Japanese odysseys.

    It sounds and plays Fantastic!

    Has a chambered body, No contours, & 34" scale.

    I was going to have it refinished, but, every nick can tell a story.

    It can thunder!

  2. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    I dunno...maybe take it apart and see if there are serial #'s or markings...looks awesome though!
  3. Parts or off-brand bass - needs a refin - if it sounds good, play it.
  4. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    I'd love to see a close-up shot of the pickup. from the one pic where its visible, it looks very similar to the pickup that was on my very 1st bass from about 1979.
    I hope this bass sounds better than my old one. :bassist:
  5. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    It's not a Fender, unless I'm very much mistaken.

    Whatever - if it's got "the sauce", that's awesome! :bassist:

    Is that a maple fingerboard on a mahogany neck?
  6. Why yes it is.

    I know its no Fender, but it does have a certain charm (to me at least)

    The bass is 100% noiseless, but has no shielding in the cavities. This makes me think it could be a small humbucker...

    It sounds like a mix of a Ric and P-bass.

    For $69.99 I couldn't be happier
  7. This is the coolest bass I have seen on here in a long long time.
  8. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Dang... now that's a crazy great score!!
  9. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    dig the color, body style and neck woods, but the pickup seems odd
  10. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Awesome price! There's a lot of possibilities there. One that stands out to me is routing it for P PU's and mounting a maple Fender P neck to create an OX "66" Slab body P...like so...

    Or just leave it as is...it's badass! killer price too, man. I'd love to hear what it sounds like. some flatwounds would smash with that Humbucker PU :bassist:
  11. 100_0586.
  12. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I had an Ibanez that had a pickup that looked exactly like that.

    Man, I may be taking a field trip...
  13. Oric


    Feb 19, 2008
    Georgetown, Kentucky
    Hey, I live in Georgetown, I might have to stop by there. I do enjoy wacky vintage instruments.
  14. woah! i'd cry if i get a bass like that for that price :D
  15. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    perhaps this is a rediculous question, but does he have a webpage and if so, is there a small chance that one may be able to mail order stuff?
  16. sofnlo


    Dec 29, 2004
    damn im going sat.
  17. TELEBASS1.


  18. No way thats charcter
  19. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    +1 pretty as is, why chance it looking better with a refin? besides slab bodies look strange with pristine finishes
  20. Yakob


    Nov 15, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Definitely a Japanese model... Looks nice though, a lot of these are excellent players.

    I'm diggin' the mahogany neck!

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