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Vintage Bass Shaftesbury Semi-Acoustic by Rose Morris



Sound Quality

It is a semi acoustic instrument so it has an empty body. This means it has a slow attack more like a cello. It was boomy, as you'd expect from a short-scale bass .  If you treat it right it gives you a new world.

Reliability/Durability

It's a shortscale Shaftesbury bass, roughly modelled on the original slab-bodied Fender Precision/Fender Telecaster bass, and I guess it's from the mid 1970s. Still working very well.

Price/Value

It was a cheap and nasty bass.

General Comments

Its Good for the 70s  sounds soul and funk.


Reviewer's Background

I remember back in the early 1980s when I was first getting into starting bands with my mates and doing a spot of home recording on the then-new Fostex X15 multitrack cassette recorder; one day a couple of my friends came round wanting to record a demo. They brought a couple of cheap guitars with them. I don't remember what the six string was, but the bass was one of these.



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