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Yet another "ID My Bass"--a red samick this time

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jatlasb, May 20, 2011.

  1. jatlasb


    May 10, 2011
    I got this samick used for about 30 bucks. I just want to know what model it is because I'm curious.

    I uploaded the pics to imgur, link follows:

    Photo Album - Imgur

    Any help would be great. Thanks!

    edit: There's no serial or ID numbers on it anywhere I can find. If one might be hidden somewhere let me know and I'll see if I can find it.
  2. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    Hay Jatlasb

    I believe that is a Samack model LB11.

    You can see a little more about it at this link,

    Samick bass guitar LB11

    I have an Abiline model AB11SB. "SB" stands
    for sunburst. It is made by Samack and is the
    same thing as the LB11.

    I have $30 invested in mine too,,, lol


    The bass is well made except for the electronics.
    The pickups are very cheep. The G string is dead.
    The pickup fell apart when I took it out. The small
    amount of glue they used had turned brittle,



    I put an old Squire split pole pickup in it and wow!!!

    You will really like it if it plays good and you put a
    decent pup in it.

    I had a mahogany thumb rest I never used, so I
    put on the Abilene. I really like mine,


    Hope that helps,

  3. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I have not found numbers or model on mine either,

  4. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I didn't like the point on the headstock so I rounded it off,


    The price tag says $129, but I traded a Bently that I paid
    $30 for.


    Kind of weird, the headstocks are very similar

  5. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Samicks are OK... a guy at my church has one and leaves it there as the "house bass" for people to practice on. It's close enough in feel to my 78 P that it gets the job done for those purposes. The sound isn't awesome but it's good enough for what we need.
  6. jatlasb


    May 10, 2011
    Thanks for the info, Tabdog. It's my second bass (the first was a crappy dean bass-in-a-box) and I'm still learning, but when I get a chance I'll look into adding a nice pickup to it. Any recommendations?

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