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I've seen paisley Telecasters and blue flower Teles, but never this...

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by Alex W, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Alex W

    Alex W Friend of Leo's

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    I like to check out the Nashville CL ads. There's always all kinds of incredible stuff on there. For example, this 1968 pink paisley Telecaster bass. Never knew they made these. Needless to say it's not my ad. Just thought it was way cool and would be of interest to other TDPRI members.

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  2. Muttcaster

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    Looks like a paramecium attack.
     
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    they did the bases in Blue Flower as well.

    The only one of those I have seen was in an ad for them.
     
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    That is cool, and a rare piece, I presume.
     
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    From the looks of the back, it once was used with a Go-Around Waist Belt.
    It was an accessory that let you play your Fender withput a strap, held by a special belt.
    The only "pro" I have ever seen use one is Don Rich.

    This one was painted by Fender for a movie. Don't ask me WHAT movie. I have no clue.

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    Oh goodie, something NEW for me to WANT!
     
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    You should shoot the guy an email. He might play for someone famous. I know Brad Paisley's bass player used to play one of those, but I'm not sure if it was a 60's Fender or a Crook made to look like a 60's Fender.
     
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    I saw Chicago once, probably in 1968 or 1969, and the guitar and bass were a matched set of those, just like in the photo/ad. In SF.
     
  9. Alex W

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    Ooh, now there's a trivia challenge! I wonder what movie it was.

    BTW the bass in the add is being offered for something in the $12,000 range IIRC. Too rich for my blood.
     
  10. grinchmonkey

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    Why does it have string through holes, but a bridge that is top loaded? Does the bridge work both ways? If so, I can't see the holes through it to the body.
     
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    Ahhh, the Fender Paisley Telectater Bass.

    The only bass in the world that smiles like the Mona Lisa!
     
  12. Alex W

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    That's a good question! I wonder if it is a replacement bridge, because there sure doesn't appear to be anyway to use the string ferrules in the current configuration.
     
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    You are correct that the bridge is a replacement. The correct bridge would be a two saddle like the old p basses. As you can see in my avatar, I own one of these. Also, the tunners apear to be chrome not nickel.
     
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  15. Duncas

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    what are the 2 holes? one on the lower horn and one on the back, is that the belt strap? the one that IPLAYLOUD said in his post?
     
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    The two holes are for a "body strap" that was an after market item back in the seventies. From the condition of the neck and finish on this bass, I would have to guess that it got very little play time, or even time out of it's case. The finishes on these are very fragile, and most of them got striped at some point in there lives. Mine is in almost as good shape as this one but more fadded, and the back of the neck has much more wear. These basses were only made one year, 1968. I got mine in 1983. I truly hope this guy gets his asking price!
     
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  17. Duncas

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    agreed! my tele neck is more worn than that and thats from 2003!
     
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    your neck is worth 12K ?

    not that I'm in the market but 12K is really optomistic for a bass with extra holes and a replaced bridge ...
     
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    When I was in the 5th and 6th grade there was a small music store right around the corner from the school. Used to stop when school was out and buy some picks for a reason to stand there and ogle the flowered/paisley Fenders. They usually had 1 of each in stock. BTW, Fender picks were ten cents each or three for a quarter. I think the big pointy tri-angles were a quarter each.
     
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    These are scarcer than the Paisley Tele guitars, but I wouldn't call them rare, no matter what a seller may claim.
     
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