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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by owwdatune:
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    Another interesting thing is the engraving on his grave stone....... sorry all you telecaster fans

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    -SORRY ??? WHY ???........most of us tele players feel thats the perfect place for a stRAT !!
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    Maybe when Leo discovered what a "mistake" the strat was after making the perfect guitar,(Tele) it finaly killed him. Thus they put the "culprit" on the headstone.

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    We had a request for a Leo Fender forum, so we brought this back from the ashes.

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    Actually Gibson was the first one to put frets on a bass. It looked like a big guitar that you played like a standup bass. It was named the "Mandobass" and was the reason Leo could not get a patent for his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpro View Post
    Actually Gibson was the first one to put frets on a bass. It looked like a big guitar that you played like a standup bass. It was named the "Mandobass" and was the reason Leo could not get a patent for his.
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    Not quite.

    Gibson was the earliest americian manufacturer (early 20th century) to put frets on a giant sized mandolin (the size of a double bass) and they called it a "Mandobass".
    Keep in mind though, Gibson really was not the first to do this. An Italian company named "Calace" was the first manufacturer to do this dating back to the late 1800's.

    As far as what company was the actual "first" to manufacturer a real bass guitar? That would be Audiovox. Audiovox was the first to put frets on an actual electric bass guitar in the 1930's. It was WAY ahead of it's time and never caught on.

    Leo Fender is credited with producing the first "mass produced" electric bass guitar in 1951 called the "Precision Bass" and I think we all know how THAT model caught on.

    As far what is patented, you can patent damn near anything so it's hard to say. But I can say with confidance that Leo most definitely had a patent on the P-Bass...........patent #166092.
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    And there you have it.
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
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    And, thats the way it was.
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    This is John Cameron Swayze signing off.
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    Say good night, Dick.
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Good night Dick.
    Fretting guitars....Not Life...Well, maybe now just a little bit.

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    Who you guys callin a Dick??
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