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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

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    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 Supporting Member

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    Yes in almost any condition!
     
  3. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat. Supporting Member

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    Do they usually sell for more?
     
  4. macmanlou

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

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    The truss rod access is at the base of the neck on the MIJ RI Mustangs, too.
     
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  6. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat. Supporting Member

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    Ah, then I guess its that cheap since its a Japanese RI
     
  7. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    The Japanese mustangs are great basses $225 is a bargain.
     
  8. Gorn Captain

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    That's suspiciously cheap. Do you have a link to the ad?
     
  9. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat. Supporting Member

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  10. macmanlou

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

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    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

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    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

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    Absolutely. I love mine. They go for $750 - $800 new.
     
  13. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    added precision pup, looks like a refin. Legit 70s Fender
     
  14. Gorn Captain

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    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

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    If the serial number on the heel plate is legit, it was probably made around '76, in the US.
     
  16. ronaldpdbrandt

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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

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    id really like to, but I just so happen to need a new bass :D
     
  18. IPA

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

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

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    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.....
     
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    Those $75 60s Hofners sell for ridiculous prices, too.
     

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