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is 225 for a mustang good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by newyorkiddo, Mar 20, 2014.


  1. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    I just saw an ad on a 1975 mustang bass. Is this a good deal? The truss rod slot is at the bass of the neck, so would that mean it's MIA? Thanks.
     
  2. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Godofthunder bassist for Knight Patrol Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
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    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Yes in almost any condition!
     
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  4. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    Do they usually sell for more?
     
  5. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    The truss rod access is at the base of the neck on the MIJ RI Mustangs, too.
     
  6. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    Ah, then I guess its that cheap since its a Japanese RI
     
  7. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Godofthunder bassist for Knight Patrol Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
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    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    The Japanese mustangs are great basses $225 is a bargain.
     
  8. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    That's suspiciously cheap. Do you have a link to the ad?
     
  9. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
  10. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    There's a '74 on eBay listed for $2200 "buy it now" today. Almost all of the MIA Mustangs fetch $1000 or more. $225 is more like what a used Squier Mustang might bring.
     
  11. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    I'm sure the MIJ RI basses weren't being made in '85
     
  12. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    Absolutely. I love mine. They go for $750 - $800 new.
     
  13. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Godofthunder bassist for Knight Patrol Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
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    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    added precision pup, looks like a refin. Legit 70s Fender
     
  14. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    If the mods were done well and it's in good shape, I'd absolutely spend $225 on that.
     
  15. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    If the serial number on the heel plate is legit, it was probably made around '76, in the US.
     
  16. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
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    newyorkkiddo, I'll pay you to buy it from this guy and ship it to me in New York! Seriously. I've been looking for a 70s Mustang in my price range, mods or no mods.
     
  17. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    id really like to, but I just so happen to need a new bass :D
     
  18. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    I doubt it's still there at that price. If it is I'm about to hop in the car...
     
  19. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Wouldn't be cool to snatch it from under the nose of a bass brother though, would it?
     
  20. Joedog

    Joedog

    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    I fail to see why they sell for so much. My first new bass was a late 60's (if memory serves: 68 or 69) Mustang. It was a piece of crap. Just my opinion.....
     
  21. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
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    Those $75 60s Hofners sell for ridiculous prices, too.
     



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