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Username: dshade43

Post Number: 32
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post


Just picked up this baby and she is beautiful. Was originally told the top laminate was Macassar, but later told it is coco bolo. Also, would like to know whether the finish was shot with nitrocellulose or polyester as the instrument needs a finish repair. Thanks!
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2119
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post

Do you have any pics to share with us?

Username: mica

Post Number: 7401
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - 6:05 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Dennis,

Here's the details from your instrument file:

HLB5 Elan bass

top: Coco Bolo
accent: none
body: Maple
neck: 7-piece Maple and Purpleheart
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: Pearloid (plastic) ovals
pickups: AXY
controls: "Elan Plus" volume, pan, filter, 2-position Q-switch, bass cut/flat/boost, treble cut/flat/boost, mono facemounted output
originally made for: Professional Music & Drum, NV
birthday: September 12, 1990

The original owner lived in Minnesota. There's no record of repair or modification of this bass.

The finish is polyester.

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