NBD - 196? Mk V Bass

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NBD - 196? Mk V Bass

Postby Gonkulator » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:13 am

Recently picked up this neat bass. After getting together with Tim down at Tym's Guitars it looks like at one point Semie pulled the neck off of a short(er) scale Celebrity bass and put it on a Mk V body. Has two serials stamped on the fretboard, top one was for when it was on a Celebrity and the bottom for the Mk V.

Celebrity Serial No. Z0381
Mk V Serial No. BB003

Opened her up and everything is original and untouched. Strings are flatwound and a bit bigger than my liking but that'll change soon.

https://goo.gl/photos/UmwkLrDeaokmKb9Y8

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Re: NBD - 196? Mk V Bass

Postby Bob Shade » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:03 pm

I have seen these before. My question is...........do they play in tune?

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Re: NBD - 196? Mk V Bass

Postby Gonkulator » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:19 pm

Bob Shade wrote:I have seen these before. My question is...........do they play in tune?


This one does at least. Not sure if I'm going to use lighter strings and tune it more like a tenor or not.

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Re: NBD - 196? Mk V Bass

Postby Scoot » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:43 am

Nice bass ,we are the Australian Mosrite appreciation society :D


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