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Unidentified bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SoComSurfing, Mar 3, 2002.


  1. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Any ideas on what this bass could be? I've attached a pic, and have more pics with more detail if anyone thinks they can help. I'd be happy to e-mail them.
    3-piece Maple neck-thru
    Ebony board, 24-fret with pearl dots
    Maple body wings (I'm pretty sure)
    Gold Schallers
    Solid Brass truss rod cover, backplate, bridge, tailpiece, and knobs
    1 vol, 1 tone, 1 mid-boost(?) toggle
    Passive electronics
    Bone nut (believed to be original)
    the logo fell out of the head, and no clue where to find it/what it was. Appx 1" diameter
    SN- 78-1341

    Any ideas? As I said, I've got more detailed pics to send if anyone thinks they can help.
     
  2. Whatever it is, it's ugly and certainly looks like it came from 1978.
     
  3. little paint, new pickups, new bridge etc and it might look nice
     
  4. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
  5. Wow, thats expensive. Now that you've found it, are you gonna buy it?
     
  6. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    it is an Odyssey
    a friend of mine own one, and it is a very good bass.
     
  7. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I've had this bass hanging in the back room at work for about 4 years now. It plays WONDERFULLY, sounds GREAT, but it's a bit heavy. But oh well! I love it! Now that I know what it is, I like it even more!
    Yvon-would you or your friend know any more about this company? I know it was hand-made in Canada, and I would say it's pretty safe to assume this one's a '78, but that's all I know about them.
     
  8. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    It looks like a cross between a Rickenbacker and an Alembic. I kind of dig it. It wouldn't be my first choice of a new bass, but I would definatley play it if I had one.
     
  9. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I don't know much about them either, they where made in vacouver in the late '70's and 80's.
    That's all I know.
    Next time I see my friend I will ask him more details.
     
  10. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Are you going to come record some tracks with it?
    purty pleeze?
     
  11. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    If I'm not mistaken, that is the new Parker Fly bass.