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Details about  TEISCO BASS TB-64 Fender Bass VI Blonde Redhead. Vintage

TEISCO BASS TB-64 Fender Bass VI Blonde Redhead. Vintage See original listing
TEISCO-BASS-TB-64-Fender-Bass-VI-Blonde-Redhead-Vintage
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Jan 23, 2012 20:00:49 PST
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US $1,525.00
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Item location:
Los Angeles, California, United States

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220933883456
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Teisco

 
Well here it is, the Holy Grail of Teisco Basses, the TEISCO TB-64. A lot of people on Ebay claim things are "RARE" when trying to sell an item but to call this bass RARE would be an understatement. I looked for this bass for over 10 years. I literally would check Ebay multiple times a day for over 10 years and I have only seen 3 on Ebay in that entire time. The first went for around $3500, the second is this one that I bought and then a few months later (imagine that) I saw a third one and that was it. So I feel very confidant when I say that this bass is, without a doubt, RARE!!! I'm sure many of you who are looking for one of these will definitely agree with me.

The Teisco TB-64 is Teisco's answer to the Fender Bass VI. But way cooler in my opinion. I have also owned 2 Fender Bass VI's and I sold one of them to buy this because I knew I would, most likely, never find one again and Fender Bass VI's seem to be readily available nowadays. The reason I fell in love with this bass is because of the band BLONDE REDHEAD, who I have been a big fan of for a very long time. They use a TB-64 religiously and I feel it is a very big part of their sound.

This bass was made in the 1960's but I do not know the actual year. It was made in Japan. It has it's usual dings, dents and finish checking for a guitar this old but overall I would say that it's actually in pretty good shape and everything works perfectly. I put some masking tape on a couple of the top switches to keep from hitting them but there is nothing wrong with them and the tape can be removed and cleaned up easily. The bass plays great and sounds AWESOME but it could probably benefit from a set up. I am under the impression that it's 100% original but I can't say for sure. The only things that make me wonder are the knobs and the case. I have never seen these knobs on another Teisco but Teisco is also notorious for being very inconsistent with some of the parts they used over the years so I don't know for sure if they are original. I also don't know if the case is original either because I have never seen another one to compare it to. I think it is the original case because the bass literally fits inside perfectly. If this case is not made for this bass then I can't imagine what guitar originally came in this case.

A couple of negatives to note: I DO NOT have the whammy bar unfortunately. The second thing is that the headstock has been broken and repaired BUT not in the typical places that headstocks usually break on basses and guitars. If you check the pictures of the headstock I drew blue arrows to show you where the break/repair was. The headstock DID NOT break where it meets the neck (by the nut) and it DID NOT break through any of the holes where the tuners are. Basically my point is that the break was not in a place where it compromised the structure or stability of the bass or neck. The bass is SOLID. Although the break is unfortunate it did not deter me from buying the bass for a second considering that this was only the second one I had seen on Ebay at that point after looking for a decade. I knew I didn't have the option of "looking around" until I found I better example.

I absolutely HATE, HATE, HATE the fact that I have to sell this. This is one of those things that I swore I would NEVER sell but I need the money very badly and I have exhausted every other option (believe me I tried) and I am left with no other choice other than to sell this. I DO NOT WANT TO SELL IT BUT I HAVE TO AND I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT!!! I reserve the right to end this auction if I some how become very rich in the next week and no longer need to sell it. Ha ha. I do not want to reveal the reserve the price but I will say that it is much less than the one that sold for about $3500. Less then half of that price but at the same time, I'm not giving it away if you know what I mean. PAYPAL ONLY!!! This auction is for U.S. BIDDERS ONLY!!! Sorry, but shipping has become very expensive, especially international shipping so I don't want to hear people from overseas complain about how expensive shipping would be. If you are outside the U.S. and are interested you can email me BEFORE BIDDING and I will consider it depending on your circumstances and where you are located, etc. Thanks for checking this auction out and GOOD LUCK TO ALL BIDDERS!!! 

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