November 11th, 2011, 04:00 PM
G'day mates. Just popped into tipis forum. I used to have one very nice Telecaster, but at the moment the closest I can get, is my Tele-bass. Made by Nordy, this is the best bass I have ever played. Don't let the color fool you. That little pick is one real monster. It gives huge sound.
Here are some pic's.
November 11th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Really nice! Color's great, has the spirit and style. Nice piece of maple used for neck, too.
Not diggin' the headstock though. Oh, well. I was always Tele/T-40/Blazer kinda guy... :wink:
November 12th, 2011, 12:17 AM
i kinda like the headstock, definetly different. how about a full body shot?
November 12th, 2011, 07:59 AM
I'm surprised that Tim hasn't chimed in on this thread about his Pinky bass. Looks good. Single PUP Tele bass is my fave. I'm even converting a Tele guitar to bass using a custom Tele bass neck from Rhomco and that same kind of pickup as pictured above.
November 14th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Few more pic's + full body....
Believe me, this bass has a HUGE tone. It really is my nro 1 player at home and at gig's.
November 14th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Nothing wrong with a pink bass!
November 23rd, 2011, 01:51 PM
Nice! But still prefer the full-on Slab!
November 23rd, 2011, 03:32 PM
About the colour ... :grin:
There are original photos of two Fender Precision basses at a trade fair in 1955.
This was the "pre-custom-colour-time", where every Dupont / car colour was available as custom colour! Not only the later "famous Fender custom colours".
One bass is in a blue-greenish metal colour. A bit like the Squier 51 basses of today - but not Lake Placid Blue!
The other bass was PINK! I think this was not the De Soto "Shell Pink" (a later famous Fender Colour), but maybe the Cadillac "Mountain Laurel" (more whitish than Shell Pink) or Mercury "Pastel Peach".
Your bass comes very near to this/these colour(s)! :cool:
So, whitish PINK is one of the classic Precision colours! :cool:
Have a nice time with it!
November 23rd, 2011, 10:58 PM
My mother got a new 1956 Buick Special that was 3 tone... White/pink/gray...And that pink was very similar to the pink in that bass. I wonder if it was a GM car color that was used on the early bass back then.
November 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Might have been a GM colour.
The Fender Custom Colours were established in 1958.
Before, every Dupont Duco (nitro) and Dupont Lucite (acryl) colour (Lucite from 1957 on) was possible as Fender custom colour. These colours were all colours, used in automotive / car industry.
Historicly correct, the pink bass should have an alder body.
Sunburst and coloured basses had alder bodies from 1954 on.
Blonde basses remained made of ash.
That's also why the Telecaster guitar is a typical "ash guitar".
It hasn't to do with sound but because Blonde was the standard colour for Telecasters.
In difference to the Precision bass and Stratocaster guitar, coloured (and the rare sunburst) Telecasters normally were made od ash. This changed with the Telecaster Custom in the late 1950s.
November 27th, 2011, 09:38 AM
Thank's for that little piece of history. This really is THE bass for me. The color doesn't matter, I like it, but it is the best sounding bass so far, and the playability is very good.