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1969 Fender Mustang Bass

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

  1. hsech

    hsech It's not worth the argument. Life is short. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    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

    Pokerstar Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2014
    Minneapolis, Mn
  3. Do you have a photo of the "before" look?

    Davo
     
  4. hsech

    hsech It's not worth the argument. Life is short. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    Here is the before.
     

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  5. nagarjuna

    nagarjuna

    Dec 10, 2006
    The Gunks, NY
  6. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Super cool! Love that bass.
     
  7. Wotcher

    Wotcher

    Mar 10, 2009
    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?
     
  8. hsech

    hsech It's not worth the argument. Life is short. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    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.
     
  9. Bemis

    Bemis

    Apr 28, 2013
    She cleaned up really nice. Great looking bass!
     



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