Originally Posted by Dave W
@Wally: The tic tac sound was always done by a six string bass, not a guitar.
Dave, in my reading it has been claimed that the neck pickup with pre-set 'bassy' sound on the Broadcaster, Nocaster and Telecaster guitars was used to reinforced the stand up bass back in the days before ...and after when necessary.....of the introduction of the Precision Bass in 1952.
It was quite a while before someone built a 6-string 'bass'. I don't know who was first with the 30" scale range of this kind of instrument. FEnder introduced the Bass VI, which Leo Fender himself consider a 'baritone' guitar, in late '61. I owned a '63 back in the mid-90's. I also have a case for one of these...I wish I had the baritone to sit in it.....guess I'l build one, eh?
At any rate, Tele's were used as 'tic tac' reinforcement for stand up acoustic basses before there were any 30" baritone insturments.