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1970 - 1971 Teisco Tacoma Electric Bass Model 57H01490L Silvertone

Used – Fair
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This is a 1970 - 1971 'Tacoma' Branded Electric Bass, also known as Model 57H01490L marketed by Silvertone.


This Tacoma brand electric bass was most commonly known as the Silvertone 1490, which was only offered during a short, 5-year run between 1968 & 1972.

We're uncertain who owned and/or distributed the 'Tacoma' name but we're certain it's a bona-fide piece of Teisco history!

The 1490 bass was a solid monster of a Fender-type clone, brought to us from our friends at Teisco as part of the late-60s Japanese 'invasion.'

The 1490 features a beefy look, giant pickups and a cool, two-part pickguard.

Under the 'Silvertone' name, this bass was introduced in the Sears Fall/Winter 1968 catalog as the 57H01490L, and retired in Spring/Summer 1972.

The original model featured the two knob/two rocker switch design. Between 1970 & 1971, Teisco changed it to a 3-way toggle and 3 knobs (vol, vol, tone), which is reflected in the bass offered in this listing.

This bass has a lot of dings and checks in the finish, is missing the original tone & switch knobs, and two of the neck screws. Otherwise, she's ready to play, with a fresh set of Fender short-scale strings!


This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listed5 years ago
ConditionFair (Used)
Fair condition gear should function but will show noticeable cosmetic damage or other issues.learn more
Made In
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