Monday, April 9, 2012

Airline Pocket Bass in Baton Rouge LA for $650

The seller really gives the full explanation about this vintage bass so i don't need to add any comments other than these are well made and this one looks to be in exceptional shape. the finish is so nice it could almost pass for a Reissue.

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Rare 1965 Airline Pocket Bass (Baton Rouge, La.)


Date: 2012-04-05, 7:44AM CDT
Reply to: xttsw-2941383904@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

THIS TRULY IS A VINTAGE BIRD. MANUFACTURED BY NATIONAL/VALCO IN THE 60'S UNDER A VARIETY OF BRAND NAMES INCLUDING SUPRO,AIRLINE, OAHU AND NATIONAL. AIRLINE WAS THE HOUSE BRAND NAME FOR MONTGOMERY WARDS.
THIS SHORT SCALE BASS HAS AN AMAZING COMBINATION OF SOUNDS. IT HAS A PIEZO PICKUP BUILT INTO THE BRAZILLIAN ROSEWOOD ADJUSTABLE BRIDGE AND WITH THE BLEND CONTROL ALL THE WAY OVER TO PIEZO, GIVES AN INCREDIBLY WOODY TONE THAT RESEMBLES AN UPRIGHT BASS. THE PIEZO IS QUITE MICROPHONIC, SO YOU CAN USE THIS TO GET GREAT EFFECTS DEPENDING ON HOW YOU PLAY.
THE NECK PICKUP IS A TYPICAL VALCO MONSTER. VERY FULL AND FAT SOUND - THINK GIBSON EB0, BUT BLEND THE TWO PICKUPS TOGETHER AND GET SOME GREAT SOUNDS. EX- SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BAND LEADER, GE SMITH CALLED THESE THE BEST RECORDING BASS AROUND.

OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES:
ICE TEA SUNBURST
ORIGINAL NICKEL KLUSON TUNERS
"AIRLINE" LOGO ON ART DECO ASYMMETRICAL WHITE BAKELITE HEAD STOCK
DUAL FIN-SHAPED WHITE PICK GUARDS AND DUAL PLEXIGLAS THUMB REST
DOUBLE CUT-A-WAY BODY
20 FRETS WITH BRAZILLIAN ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD AND BRIDGE
NICKEL TRAPEZE TAIL PIECE
WHITE WITCH HAT CONTROL KNOBS
TOP MOUNTED INPUT JACK
THIS BASS GUITAR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THERE IS NO CASE. IT WILL ADD MUCH PLEASURE TO HOWEVER PURCHASES THIS ITEM. . .IT'S JUST FUN TO PLAY.
FAIRLY PRICED @ $650

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