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Unknown bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Poglia, May 11, 2011.

  1. Poglia


    May 11, 2011

    Do any of you know what bass is this?


    I know it's not the best picture, but that's all I got.
  2. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    Looks like a vintage japanese bass, 60s maybe... the switches and tuning keys match a lot of teiscos I've seen.
  3. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
    It would help if you posted the artists name,if you know it.
  4. Poglia


    May 11, 2011
    He's Tobias Sammet from Edguy/Avantasia, but it won't help: there are absolutely no information online about his gear (he is mainly a singer and only plays bass occasionally in the studio).
  5. Vakmere


    Sep 6, 2007
    It's a,,,,, um....no wait......dam, uh.........Epiphone.
  6. makes me think of the moserite ventures bass that deedee (was it deedee?) ramone played before he started using fender P-basses.
  7. bobbolux


    Apr 1, 2011
    slightly modified hagstrom or hofner solid body from the 60's is my guesstimate.
  8. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    +1. It's a 60's Japanese-made POS.
  9. I've never seen Dee Dee w/anything but a P*- Johnny Ramone played a Mosrite guitar- at least most of the time.

    *Not saying you're wrong/mistaken, just that if true, I was unaware.

    On topic- 60s/70s MIJ POS.
  10. Poglia


    May 11, 2011
    Thanks guys, but what is POS? Never heard of that.
  11. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    POS = Piece Of S**t
  12. Looks like a batwing-era Epiphone guitar. Any word if they made basses at that time?

    EDIT: found a pic. Close, but not quite. +1 for POS import

  13. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Not a Hag, for sure.
  14. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    It's a Klira model 561 Arkansas. Klira's were built in Germany in the small village of Bubenreuth during the 60's through to the early 80's. Bubenreuth is the same village that Hofner, Framus and Pyramid were all located during that time.

    Klira OEM'd their instruments under various brand names, the most popular one being Triumphator.

  15. short scale!

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