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What brand is this???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodpecker, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. I found a old bass in my friends basement, but I can't make out what brand it is. Anyone ever seen this type of bass and/or logo?

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  2. Hi.

    Can't say for certain, but the former USSR is the most likely place of origin.

  3. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    The logo says Defil, which was a brand made in Poland. That's the "Baston" model.
  4. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX

    Wow! What an international cast of characters we here! Where else but TalkBass could someone have identified THAT?!!!

  5. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid

    I know absolutely nothing about it, but it's crazy cool! Great find.
  6. ... guys :)

    "T-Bird", that was my first thought too. OR some other "east-block" country.
    But as "cdef" wrote, its probably polish. I have too look into that a little further...
  7. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    It's a Defil Baston

    Manufactured in the '70-s in Poland by Defil.

    Body type: solid body
    Body: alder;
    Neck: maple, bolt-on;
    Fretboard: rosewood, 20 frets (vintage small),with zero fret;
    Dot inlays: white plastic stripes with 3 white dots at 12th fret;
    Pickguard: black plastic;
    Pickups: 2 x single coil, own factory products;
    Controls: 2 pickup selectors(on/off function), volume, tone, tone;
    Electronics & hardware: own factory products
    (fixed bridge, 2 per side tuners with white plastic buttons).


    More info here