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1969 Fender Mustang Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hsech, Apr 14, 2014.


  1. hsech

    hsech I've got my opinion. You have yours. Gold Supporting Member

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    I just got my 1969 Mustang Bass back tonight after being in the shop. It was refretted, new nut, the finish was cleaned, tinted and buffed and a new pickguard put on. The string mutes were taken off the bridge. It plays great and sounds just like an old 69 should. I'm a happy camper getting it back. It was in pretty rough shape before.

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  2. Pokerstar

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  3. Davo-London

    Davo-London

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    Do you have a photo of the "before" look?

    Davo
     
  4. Orpheus55

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  6. hsech

    hsech I've got my opinion. You have yours. Gold Supporting Member

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    Here is the before.
     

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  7. nagarjuna

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  8. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    Super cool! Love that bass.
     
  9. Wotcher

    Wotcher

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    So are the old mutes serviceable? I've got a 94 mustang and wondered about trying them. Guess you didn't use them if you took em off?
     
  10. hsech

    hsech I've got my opinion. You have yours. Gold Supporting Member

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    I've got the metal bass for the mutes that I could put back on, but the foam is long gone. To make them serviceable I would have to install new foam which wouldn't be hard to do. Finding an intact mute and base is nearly impossible. I looked all over the place on line for one before giving up. I just need to put foam on mine and then I would be in business.
     
  11. Bemis

    Bemis

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    She cleaned up really nice. Great looking bass!
     

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