Teisco 6-string bass

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Teisco 6-string bass

Post by Southpa » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:45 pm

Hi folks! My first post on this forum. Here is a rare one for you good people. Anyone else have one of these? I picked it up a few years ago for a modest $600. I've learned they have appreciated quite a bit since then. Musicman thought they were the first to make an offset peghead. Nope, these guys did it first with the 4/2 arrangement. Ibanez thought they were the first to do a "monkey grip" on their guitars...nope, these guys did it first. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Cool guitar and fun to play! Its a short scale (30") 3 pickups with rocker switches can bring up any configuration and even has a whammy bar! Basically the same strings used on the Fender VI.

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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by BoringPostcards » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:09 pm

I've never seen one in the wild, but I've been interested in them, ever since I saw Blonde Redhead using them back in the late 90s.

Rare as hen's teeth, as they say.

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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:08 pm

i've always wanted to try one of these because of blonde redhead. here is a clip of them playing one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRN1LkYm7-U
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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by burntumber » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:18 pm

can't see OP's pic, but these look ahsum!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qi87gYJ1UY

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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:06 pm

I love the look of these. Had the guitar version but man I hated the tiny frets... :squint:
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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by invisible man » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:13 pm

Maybe I’ve got the model wrong, but I think Eastwood is issuing their version of this Bass: https://eastwoodguitars.com/products/tb64
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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:06 pm

invisible man wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:13 pm
Maybe I’ve got the model wrong, but I think Eastwood is issuing their version of this Bass: https://eastwoodguitars.com/products/tb64
That's the one!
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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by peterherman » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:43 am

Didn't Paul Rhoney do one of these a bunch of years back? I seem to remember the thread[s].

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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by Stereordinary » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:03 am

Yeah, I made two.
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Re: Teisco 6-string bass

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:18 am

katlar wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:13 am
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:08 pm
i've always wanted to try one of these because of blonde redhead. here is a clip of them playing one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRN1LkYm7-U
What a sound!
agreed. blonde redhead have always been a fantastic sounding band. my favorite album is fake can be just as good.
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