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Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by chippertheripper, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper Friend of Leo's

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    Technically it's not NOBD, but last week I came across something I HAD to have.
    I've long been a fan of teiscos and the vintage dept store guitars. I found a 30" scale bass on the cheap ($60) and I couldn't pick it up fast enough. Consequently, I can't put it down now either.
    The electronics are totally unmolested, someone had hacked a nut re-glue, and a couple fret ends are lifted. The glue is drying on the nut as I type this, and I'm Hopi g that once the fb gets a couple healthy doses of oil that the wood will keep the frets back in their place willingly.

    This will be the perfect bass for my new gig with my (dividers) bandmates as a stripped down trio as the house band for a local indie comedy showcase.

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    It looks small (like a mustang-ish small) in the pic, but not in real life. I'm pretty smitten with the whole thing. Especially after the travesty with the hollowbody I restored that I couldn't use, because it was a feedback factory.
    30" scale...whodathunk?
     
  2. Glen Smith

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    That's a nice one, enjoy it.
     
  3. ThreePlyGuy

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    Yes, a nice one, I poo pooed short scale for decades, now they're just loads of fun. I have refurbished three old Japanese necks and all exceeded my expectations. Nice body cut away and headstock on that one, enjoy.
     
  4. Immo

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    Looks cutsie. I love short scale basses.
     
  5. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, cutsie. I promise it doesn't look or feel as small in real life.
    But she's a cutsie, nonetheless.
     
  6. Immo

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    I was thinking more of the overall proportions and the fact that it has this crude, yet cool hardware ;)
     
  7. tabdog

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    Looks a lot like my 34 inch scale Kent Bass,

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    Tabdog
     
  8. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper Friend of Leo's

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    ^ they were definitely made in the same factory...

    I had my first gig with it last night. House band for a comedy night is where it's at. Easy, hysterical, and just a general great time.
     
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