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Well, here is my upright....help identifying?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by sleepy_monkey, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. sold.
  2. Just got a acoustic and then your amp goes belly up. That ain't a problem, it's a sign...
  3. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    Whatever it is, it sure looks like the neck's coming off.
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  6. Ben Rolston

    Ben Rolston Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    It won't be, eventually.
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  8. Yeah, I mean like I said...it's just something to learn on...so I am not too worried...but I will probably just sell it to get my amp fixed....or trade it off
  9. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Ah yes, I'm familiar with them.... "Unethical Luthiery Of Birmingham" :eek:
  10. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    KC Strings
    Take it back to said luthier (small l or L or ell) and get money, amp or draft pick to be named later. When the neck flies off and hurts you it won't be worth squat.
  11. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    If they said that then do not go back there. This is a serious problem. Find a real Double Bass Luthier. Get opinions here from Bass-only Luthiers.
  12. I see it's on sale already?

    Can't you borrow a buddy's amp for some time until you get the cash to fix it?

    It's a shame to see a guy step into the dark side and step out merely for financial reasons.
  13. Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan

    Jan 4, 2001
    Fort Madison, Iowa
    Bass Maker
    The outside linings make it look German, but I've seen some basses from a Korean company based in Shri Lanka, I believe, that have outside linings.

    Sometime necs start to come out and then there's a change in temperature and humidity and they kind of reglue themselves. But it isn't right and probably is going to come out at some point.

    How much did you pay for it?
  14. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Oh, so a ghost comes out and clamps it in place as well?
  15. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    Ha ha ha!

    No, probably more like elves or fairies, that only do their work when nobody is watching.
  16. chuck1073

    chuck1073 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    Preston, CT
    Looks like a garden variety Chinese laminate....with issues.

    I'd take it back.
  17. robobass


    Aug 1, 2005
    Cologne, Germany
    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
    That's no indicator. Most basses are finished this way, applying no varnish to the active part of the back of the neck, or at least no color. Overall, it doesn't look like it's worth fussing over. Take it back. If you can't get your money back, see about an amp!
  18. jimmyduded


    Jun 12, 2007
    cherry hill nj
    wouldnt it be cheaper to see whats wrong with the amp before selling your bass? it could be a relatively cheap fix. the neck however needs to be fixed to be reliable and safe, unless of course the elves and faires team up with the ghosts and decide to fix your bass right up
  19. JazzCat_88


    Jun 13, 2006
    you have a metal tailpiece!!!

    i had one too, till i changed it to a wittner composite
  20. D McCartney

    D McCartney crosswind downwind bass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Tacoma WA
    Looks to me like a Chinese Palatino. And they are known to have neck issues.

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