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Unread 08-26-2010, 12:55 PM   #16
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i love the fact you turned a telecaster into a bass, can you get me quote for shipping and let me know, let me weigh my options out.

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Not trying to kill your sale roscoe, but something to consider josey is whether you want a short-scale (30" scale) or full scale (34" scale) bass. I know a lot of guitarists that pick up short scale basses because they're more similar to guitars, but because I learned on a full scale bass I've never been comfortable with them.
hmm idk i think i would want full scale

i'd really love one of these, or some cheap reproduction


it looks like this is where i'm going.

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Unread 08-26-2010, 01:12 PM   #17
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I have a Johnson Beatle bass that looks like the Hofner. It's a shortscale too as is the Hofner. Both of my basses are shortscale. Rondo sells those basses also (repro not Hofners). They can be found for around $300 new. I'd ship for $25. It may be a little more or less but that's about what I usually spend. I just shipped a guitar to Texas and Kentucky recently and that was about the cost. The only other company that makes a Tele bass that I'm aware of right now is G&L. High dollar basses. Some custom builders are making them. But again, they are high dollar.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 01:16 PM   #18
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shoot i have a lot to think about eh??? well i'm gonna go to GC and music go round this weekend, possibly musicians superstore but they don't have any used. i might grab a rouge because i know it's a descent beginner.
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The only other company that makes a Tele bass that I'm aware of right now is G&L. High dollar basses. Some custom builders are making them. But again, they are high dollar.
Schecter does a couple T-style models that typically go used in in the $300-$400 range.
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I also recommend Rondo. I have that short scale jazz. What a killer little axe for the price! If you do not want the shorty, the 34" scales are still great deals. (I got mine like new, shipped, for $99 from a cat over on the WorshipBass forum. A perfect backup bass for my Birdsong.). From what I have seen, if you are looking for a cheap backup bass, these are easily the equal of the Squier affinity basses.

and the new headstocks don't look as bad in person as online... lol...
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Schecter does a couple T-style models that typically go used in in the $300-$400 range.
I'm having a hard time finding them. I found only one on ebay. And that's the only one I've found so far. Thanks Steve. I didn't realize that Schecter made them. They also make a Tele bass with the strat body shape. I like their version of that one better than their Tele (guitar) body shaped one. I've never played a Schecter though. How do they compare to. . . say a Squier or one of Rondos versions?
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Doh...I think I was thinking of the Model T, which is based on the old Fender P-bass with the Telecaster headstock. Sorry about the confusion.
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Doh...I think I was thinking of the Model T, which is based on the old Fender P-bass with the Telecaster headstock. Sorry about the confusion.
No problem. I did find a tele body shaped bass though. I think the bid was up to @ the $600 range. I was not so impressed with its looks but like I said, I have never played one. The P bass models did look pretty good though.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 10:05 PM   #24
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so i decided to just borrow my friends rouge bass, this way i can try out a bass, and try to learn some licks, and tabs and such to make sure i even like the bass before i get one. he doesn't ever use it so it's all good...

i'm familiar with this guitar though i restored it for him, but it had no strings so i didn't get to play it.

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Rogue makes a Hofner style for under $200 from MF, also, Jay Turser makes a real nice Tele style bass as well as Fender Squier makes one too.

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Unread 09-17-2010, 09:37 AM   #26
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idk know if i want to get one now, i'm kind of not diggin bass that much idk.
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