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Defil Rytm 2 bass

1979 Defil Rytm 2, the bass version of the Echo 2. It seems to me that Defil wasn't able to make good headstock (or arms): they're always bent, so the action becomes very high and it renders the instrument unplayable. As I checked out the Rytm2 I've found out that the body is made out of triplex (cheapest way, no?) but the paint is always very special with goldglitter in the brown and/or green fading area's!! This bass has 23 frets; has two single coils, and is operated with 3 gliding pots (instead of the normal ones...). The "dots"-stripes are made out of ordinary plastic, the pickguard is (underneath-) painted plexi (although molded in shape). The whole line (there's also a Melody(2?) 335 shaped 6-string guitar) has always a wooden adjustable bridge. Notice the protective strip on the bridge (Rytm2 bass body close-up) Don't know why but almost any Defil has the brand-tag (or paper inside) removed. Are they so ashamed?...

Rytm's relatives:
Defil Echo
Defil Melodia


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