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Just saw a p bass clone come up local to me, no name on the headstock but this logo on the neck plate? I’ve never seen it before... any ideas?

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Back in the 70s and 80s Woolworths would sell guitars.  Horrible finger slocing things.  Probably not it, but I cant think of owt else.

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Yeah it just seems weird to me that a company I hadn’t heard of would go to the efforts of having a logo on there... but maybe I’m overthinking it!

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1 minute ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Paging @AndyTravis & @Chiliwailer....

Not seen that before that I recall. Seeing the rest of the bass might help out the Jap experts on BC - it may be a generic bass with a distributors badging? That’s a long shot...

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52 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

Nope. Sorry guys. Maybe @Bassassin would have a clue?

Nah, never seen that before & it's not the sort of thing I'd expect on 70s or 80s MIJ. Not ringing any bells at all, I'm afraid.

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Strange as this logo is a palindrome, so must have been well thought.

I'll look in the Blue Book.

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6 minutes ago, Chiliwailer said:

This website is vey impressive https://www.guitar-list.com/logos/M

looks most like Marconi Lab - but it isn’t that (if it even is a M) 

Yes, I searched that last night but couldn't find anything that looked right.

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Interesting. I’m kinda glad it’s stumped everyone so far, I was half expecting the first reply to be “it’s a ‘..........’ obviously” and I’d feel daft.

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11 hours ago, yorks5stringer said:

Did WEM  (Watkins Music LImited) do Basses, they did guitars...

WEM stood for 'Watkins Electric Music'.

It looks like 'WML' to me too. Watkins did make guitars, first under the name of 'Watkins' and then 'Wilson'. I don't think the neck plates looked like that, though.

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11 hours ago, Hellzero said:

Strange as this logo is a palindrome, so must have been well thought.

I'll look in the Blue Book.

You mean ambigram sir, not palindrome.

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1 hour ago, binky_bass said:

You mean ambigram sir, not palindrome.

It's indeed also an ambigram, but it's firstly a palindrome as an ambigram isn't necessarily a palindrome.

Got it ?

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43 minutes ago, binky_bass said:

A palindrome is spelt the same forward as backward, this is not that. 

Yes it is, turn it 180 degrees. And a palindrome is not spelt, but read the same from both ends, which means you can read in circles for infinite speeches. Yek, yek, yek. :on_the_quiet: 

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A palindrome is spelt/read the same backwards and forwards!!! That's what the word palindrome specifically means! This logo is not spelt or read the same backwards as forwards. But it is an ambigram. Take your correction, God knows you like to dish out corrections enough! 

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