- Apr 28, 2007
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Sorry for the tardy response here, the one on the right in my photo is a Polish bass branded "Defil" but from what I understand the company name was Orlik. Not much info out there on them, but they seem to have been made 35-45 years ago. Mine came from LTG member HappyFace (who I believe got it from Reverb some years ago). He was nice enough to pass it along to me after a discussion was had about the girth of bass necks and I mentioned that I love a chunky upright-ish kind of neck, which this one definitely has. It was refretted and the pickups were rewound at some point, so it's certainly not stock and I can't speak to what it may have played and sounded like originally. In any case, it is now a wonderfully fun instrument. After putting some old heavy flatwounds on it, it sounds a whole lot like an upright bass with the neck pickup solo'd. In terms of aesthetics, it's certainly reminiscent of an M85 as well.Nice collection. I'm curious about the bass on the right. New or vintage? Japanese? Thanks for sharing.
ups, I thought I had already answered.Spitzenklasse! Too bad we can't hear the bass a little better... maybe next time the lady and I make it to Germany we'll try to coordinate catching one of your shows