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    Default Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    I really was gifted a starforce bass despite being a guitarist from my uncle
    All I know is that it's a starforce bass from the 80s or early 90s


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    Default Re: Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    Nice! I know nothin' about 'em though.

    Either way, it's good to have a bass in the arsenal... just in case!
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    Default Re: Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    As far as I know it's Korean made and from the 80s with bolt on maple neck


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    Body looks like they had a plan at one time. Or several.

    How does it play?
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    Default Re: Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    They're cool. Nothing too special but they play nice. It was also free. So there's that.

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    Default Re: Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    The Jackson-style trussrod cover is legit, according to what I found on Google. They also used to say "Starforce USA", even though they were made in Korea
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    Default Re: Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    It plays good compared to other basses I've played but I'm no bass expert


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    Default Re: Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    From the website:

    1980’S STARFORCE USA 7005 4-STRING BASS GUITAR SCORCHER PICKUPS NO RESERVE

    This is a listing for an old 80’s Starforce 7005 CKBK. These were made by Samick in the early 80’s and imported into the USA. Here is the information we have on the company

    The Starforce company was started in 1988 and their guitars were produced in Korea for Tropical Music of Miami. Early production models were the 6000 series and did not include the USA sub text. It’s unknown when or why USA was included.
    The "USA" models produced were; the 8000, 8001, 8002, 8003, 8004, 8005, 8006, 8007, 8008 and 8009. There was also a series of 7005 series bass models.
    Body materials varied. Some laminated, some solid and all had maple necks w/rosewood fret boards. Most were bolt-on and few were set and sported a variety of slick headstock designs.
    Pickup configurations ran the gamut from s/s/s to h/s/h and were marked SKORCHERZ.
    Hardware was either Floyd Rose type bridge/trems or Wilkenson type bridge/trem and Tuners. Ping Tuners appeared on most upper end models. Branding on the headstock ranged from block to script style fonts thruout the production years.

    As with all Starforce guitars, it has the “Skorcherz” pickups that just scream, Wilkinson type tremelo bridge and Ping machines. Inlaid “planetary” fret markers were a signature of these guitars.
    Tropical Music of Miami is now Tropical Music Export Enterprises, Inc. and still located in Miami. Although the headstock reads Starforce USA, the company only served Central America, South America, the Caribbean, & the B.V.I. so these guitars were never directly sold in the U.S.
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    Default Re: Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    Intriguing bass! Never heard of them–cool info and congrats on the new axe!

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    Samick makes good stuff, and I bet a pickup swap would do you well also.

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    Default Re: Anyone heard of or got a starforce bass

    May do once I learn to utilise it better but bass has never really been my bag but i may give it a shot


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