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by Rooster577 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:14 pm

A friend of mine has had this for years, no serial, no model or even manufacturer anywhere on the bass. The tuners have been replaced, but maybe the headstock is a clue. Also, the pickups are original and very unique. The knobs have been replaced, but the knob configuration is not typical of a Hofner or copy. Any help would be appreciated.


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by VintAxe » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:05 pm

Rooster, I don't know what to tell you. The bass definitely looks Japanese but I have no idea who built it. That headstock shape is unique and is the key to identifying the builder; I just haven't seen that shape on any Hofner copies I've looked at so far. I'll keep an eye out, it's bound to turn up sooner or later. :?
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by Rooster577 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:08 am

Thanks, keep hope alive! :D
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by j.d. » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:55 am


Bridge & pick-ups seem to be Italian... Meazzi or Effe

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