Starfire Bass LTG Member Review


Backup bassist, Frono and the Mod Squad
May 3, 2007
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Central Virginia, USA
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How long have you owned the Starfire Bass: 30+ years
Year & specific model: 1967 Starfire I, cherry
Purchased new or used: Used
Price paid: Less than $150 in the mid-1970's because the case cost about what the bass did.

Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

Build quality 9
Looks 9
Projection - NA
Bass - See below
Mids - See below
Highs - See below
Sustain - 10 amazingly long for a bass.
Playability/comfort 10
Dependability - 8 output jack may be going
Fingerstyle - 10
Flatpick - NA
Strum - NA

Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): Good +/Excellent- It is in wonderful condition for its age.

Favorite Strings (one selection only): D'Addario flats at the moment.

Would you buy another if lost/sold: Yes, presuming I could afford it.

Overall Assessment: Outstanding

Most Appreciated Characteristic: Tone from the Hagstrom PU.
Least Appreciated: Needing to "baby" it because they aren't making them anymore. Futzing with the bridge saddles.
Favorite Starfire Story/Moment:

Other observations/comments: "Form" stolen from the acoustic guitar template. Probably should rework the form for electrics.