What can you tell me about this ancient Framus?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Volker Kirstein, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    What can you tell me about this ancient Framus bass?

    The ad says it's a Framus Star. Asking "best offer". The ad mentions he'll ship.

    It's probably out of my price league, but I'm shipping off a €150 offer.
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  2. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    Framus had a few variations on their Star Bass theme. This is a 5/149: Framus Vintage
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  3. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    The control set-up beats me, but this bass is visibly smaller than Bill Wyman's near-iconic Framus bass. This one seems to have a body about the size of a Kay Speed Demon. The bass used by the bass player in the Tornadoes ("Telstar") has a similar headstock.
  4. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    The seller shot down my offer, saying that he's gotten better ones. I figured from the gate that I couldn't afford it, but a low ball offer costs nothing but time. Which I have a lot of.

    Anyway, if any of you want to jump on this....
    Framus Star Bass Gitarre GEGEN GEBOT
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I'd say in today's market, €150 would be an insult. Not that I'd pay much more, but I've seen Star basses go for 4 figures.
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  6. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    What does the third control do?
  7. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
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  8. lundborg


    Apr 8, 2008