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SOLD!! 1971 Fender Musicmaster
£850

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Hi mates!

Up for sale one of my dearest basses: a 1971 Fender Musicmaster. It's a short scale 30". The instrument is in perfect working order. I need some funds for my new project.

The bass is all original except the pickup and the bridge. The Stratocaster original pickup was replaced by a Lollar P-Bass Single Coil, one of the best P pickups in the market in my opinion. The original bridge was replaced with a "new old stock" one, that is, exactly the same but a new one. The paint has gone yellow, which is lovely to my eyes. This is usual with instruments with white paint on. It's got many sign of use, but nothing affects the action or playability. Despite the years and the battles it has been through, everything works as it should: truss rod, tuning pegs, electronics, etc. As you can see in the pics, the number on the neck heel is difficult to read, something quite usual at the time it was made. It weighs in at about 3,5 kg. It sounds like a Precision, but lighter and much more comfortable.

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Hi

The bass sounds great.

I've got a '71 too, but I've fitted a Curtis Novak pickup which sounds great too. What strings are you using for the sound clips?

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Thanks NHM!

If I remember well, they are flats (don't remember the brand). Someone told me that half-rounds also fit very well, but never tried them.  

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Now that's what I call proper patina - if this bass could talk, it would have some stories to tell!  Sounds really nice too.  Shame finances have taken such a beating in recent months or I'd be up for that.

GLWTS

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