This early-60s Danelectro model 3412 “short-horn” electric bass is in in good condition and sounds great. Its Masonite-and-pine construction sports a killer lipstick tube pickup, a 30” scale, volume and tone controls, original "skate key" tuners, and the uniquely adjustable bridge that gives Danelectro products their funky character. It’s in very good condition, and still has its uber-cool “Totally Shielded” sticker just above the nut! The pots and three-way pickup selector switch function perfectly, the copper finish is vibrant, and unfaded, and even the plastic parts are still creamy white.
This is a surprisingly versatile tone machine. Looking for a faux upright bass sound? Roll back the treble and palm-mute the strings at the bridge. Want that clackity “tic-tac” bass sound heard on so many vintage country and hillbilly recordings? Just flip the three-position toggle switch and the tone control will let you roll off the bass frequencies instead of the treble; pull out a flatpick and you’re there.
In excellent condition, this bass is all-original except for two items: added Schaller strap locks, and bridge screws that have been upgraded from steel to brass.
This great piece of Dano history comes set up with D’Addario Chrome flatwounds and shipe in a recent gig bag. Sold!