where can i find a tele bass? body or whole

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve-o, May 7, 2002.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i want one of these so bad.
    if i could just find a body it would be all good
    does anyone know of anyone still making these?
    can i find a tele bass with an actual tele body?(the guitar body)?
    any help would help me so thanks in advance!
  2. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Ebay would be your best bet. I know their are a couple right now.

  3. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    You could try a G&L ASAT. Also, Robert Deleo signature Schecter looks like an old Tele bass.
  4. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    how much is the g&l bass ?
  5. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
  6. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    ehhhh i dont know much about tele basses
    but correct me if im wrong.... isn't a sting sig bass a tele bass.. you can get em around.. try samash or musiciansfriend...better yet.. Suppport your local music store.... lol if there kool
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    A Sting is similar to a late 60's Tele, but it is actually a copy of an early 50's P bass.
  8. While you're looking, if you happen to come across my '68 tele bass that was stolen in '94, could you please pulverize the guy. Or, at the very least, put a hex on him??? Thanks.. Seriously, there are a lot of them out there for sale. I got my lamented bass in 93 for $750.00 now they have doubled in price because of jack*** collectors, The other drawback here is that even the 70's models with the humbucker are going for stupid money. Throw the vibe out there into the universe and eventually the right one will come..
  9. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    A "tele bass" usually means an early 50s Precision bass, a 60s Telecaster bass, MIJ 51 Precision reissue or a Sting Signature bass. These have a Precision bass body, single coil pickup, pickguard that extends onto the upper horn, Telecaster style control plate, side mounted output jack, Telecaster styled hedstock. The less desirable 70s Telecaster basses used a humbucker pickup instead of the single coil of the 60s models.

    A bass with a Telecaster BODY never existed in the Fender line, but Schecter makes one (the Baron) and G&L makes one (ASAT). Both list for well over $1500 with street prices for maybe $1100-1200 new and $7-800 used.

    ASAT bass: http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/instruments.asp?prcode=asatbass

    Baron bass: http://www.schecterguitars.com/products/b3_main.htm
  10. bwbass


    May 6, 2002
    Warmoth makes these, we call it a Custom Tele Bass, to distinguish it from the Tele bass, which was described above. Incidentally, the 70's ones with the big humbucker also had bigger pickguards that the controls mounted through instead if a control plate, more like a P-bass.


    This is a picture of one we have for sale in our Thrift Shop, Miscellaneous Bass Body #B267. Here's a link to the page: B267

    This particular one has a Music Man pickup rout, but we can rout it for any standard bass pickups.
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Sadowsky!!! :)

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  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I own a Schecter Model T which is a cool Tele Bass. The new 2002's have stock EMG P/J's (List $899.99) while this one has Duncan Design's (List $699.99). I like everything about it. The only down side is that it's kinda heavy.

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  13. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    I remember Fender making a Tele production bass in the 90s. Its had a PJ configuration. I dont know if it had the traditional Tele headstock or not but I know the body and the pickguard were like that of a Tele.
  14. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    I double PC's Warwoth advice.

    Original Tele Basses are rather pricey, and IMHO don't deserve it that much. I believe you can make a very improved Tele Bass out of Warmoth stuff.

    All the best,