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What is this bass ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sandvich Hero, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Hi guys,

    I saw (and tried) that bass in a pawn shop and I was wondering if any of you had any pointers as to where it might comes from.

    It`s a "jazzish" 5 strings, neck-through, with Bart pickups. It`s written what seems like "Gould" on the headstock and SN is 91047.

    They are not asking much for it and I will probably get it anyways, but if I have any info beforehand, would be nice. Needs a little love (fretboard cleaning, fret sanding, probably new pots and input, and a new knob) but it sounded nice (when not pot-crackling). Couple dents through the finish but I don`t care much, I was searching for a player.

    I googled a bit and found a G. Gould bass company by an ex-Modulus guy, but that bass sure doesn't fit the designs I saw there (unless it changed a lot through the years).
    Searching "Gould" on this forum only brings up Faith No More references :bassist:

    Thanks a bunch, TB know-it-alls

    Crappy cell phone pics from the shop :




  2. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    There's been an excellent luthier in Bristol, UK, named Geoff Gould, but since you're on the North American continent I think this bass was more likely built at some time by the founder of Modulus.
  3. Well, "sometimes" probably is 1991, from the SN. I sent them an email, we'll see if I have an answer (I need to wait until monday to buy it anyways, clerks don't want to drop the price before I talk to the boss ..).

    Thanks for your input.
  4. .

    ... or bump, for saturday night traffic. If no answers/clue, I'll do a last one tomorrow for sunday aft traffic and then let this thread die.
  5. I got a reply yesterday from the man itself (Geoff Gould, nice guy) saying it wasn't his, but he knew there was a canadian Gould bass maker around (as well as the english one), and that he might be (or have been) in Quebec city (makes sense ...). I guess I'll follow that lead.

    Gotta go get my beige trenchcoat and my '37 Packard to investigate on that

    This was the last update to this thread if there are no more replies. I never thought there was a bass TB never heard about :bag:
  6. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    The headstock and neck have a serious Moduli look.

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