Next deal Fender Mustang bass

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Tamarindo03, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

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  2. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Gorgeous! Congratulations and look forward to reading about it.
     
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  3. squierbilly

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    Yes!.. Really rub our noses in it!.. Keep it up and see who is the first to move to Europe,, maybe join the foreign legion and travel.. Hmm.. [Thinking]
     
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  4. Tamarindo03

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    Here it is. It is a CIJ from 1999-2002 with serial number P085018. I can’t take the neck off at the moment for searching an exact date because of a little accident on my left shoulder i have to wear this bandage which almost works as a guitar strap as you can see on the first picture. So i also can’t test it and can’t play any instrument right now, that sucks. Have to wait one week. Luckily i was able to loose the strings and and remove the pickguard with one hand to make pictures.

    The bass is in absolutely mint condition and the frets are 100% but need a polish to make them shine again. The first thing i thought when i had it in my hands was: Damn this thing is light. And yes, he only weighs 3.3 kg, that’s even lighter than lot of my guitars. The neck is really very thin. The built quality is excellent. Beautiful paintjob, everything fits and the fret ends are so smooth. I’m excited testing this small fun bass. Below some pictures, have fun. More pictures of the neckpocket and neck end will following in about a week.

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  5. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

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  7. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    WOW!! Congratulations! What a beautiful instrument.

    Get well soon!!
     
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  8. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

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    Thanks!
     
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  9. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

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    Once again, you totally scored! Congrats on acquiring this amazing instrument and thanks for sharing such nice photos.
     
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  10. RoyalWe

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    Lucky! I love those basses, would love to have one too but they’re going for more like $700-900US when I see them come up at all. HNBD!
     
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  11. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

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    Had my girlfriends helping hand today so i already took off the neck.

    As expected no neck date on this CIJ. Stamp on neck is MB-98. Completely model name is MB98-70SD.
    First time this model showed in the 1998 Twang catalog. Mine is from 99-02 so it should have the same specs like the one in the 1998 catalog (picture below). Specs keeps the same over a few years. In 2009-10 they switched from alder to basswood. All the other specs were still the same at least till 2013 (couldn’t find a later catalog).

    Funny that they are fitted with USA bridge plate and control plate as there was no USA model at the time. In 1998/99 the Japanese ones were the fist reintroduction of the Mustang bass since USA production stopped in 1981.
    This type of parts just were used on the Mustang basses. Maybe Fender still had the necessary machines and tools in their USA factory to produce this parts and ship to Japan? Don’t know but it’s a funny thing. Even in the 2013 Twang catalog the specs telling us these parts are made in USA.
    Have a nice weekend !

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  12. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    yes, in all likely hood the tooling was the same. Mind you, the tooling itself is not much larger than the plate -at least a one up die.

    When I worked at Weber (the grill and BBQ company) they used THE SAME tooling from the 50s to bang out the same bowls and lids. Vespa and Lambretta tooling is still the old stuff from the 50s-70s. Eventually it was sold off to companies in India where the same parts are being made.

    Interesting that the hole placement and the heel of the neck is so long and into the pocket. It's quite stark to see it OUT THERE.

    Get better so you can put it thru the paces!
     
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  13. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

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    Cool, thanks for your informations!
    Yes, the neck pocket really looks long. The left side is 10 centimeters long. Just 1 centimeter more than on my Precision and Jazz Basses but it looks so long. Maybe also because the body is smaller.
    Thanks!
     
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