Leo Fender Music Man club - gosh darn it - why not!

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  1. atrapp

    atrapp Gold Supporting Member

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    I've traded this bass - would someone else like to manage the thread and receive the LFMM #1?

    It seems that this is uncharted territory.

    Rules are pretty simple...

    You own a Leo Fender Music Man.

    Here is my '79

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  2. ROON

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    This will be pretty cool, I love Pre-EB basses. :) Might get to see some Sabre's!
     
  3. Caca de Kick

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    Ask for a Sabre, and you shall receive Roon...

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  4. K-Funk

    K-Funk Supporting Member

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    do trans-era basses count? Mine was made in 1985 or '86 and has all the features of the Leo Fender basses (bullet trussrod, 2-band EQ, neck profile, etc), except with a tiny "Ernie Ball" above the logo on the headstock.

    So, maybe not :(
     
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  6. atrapp

    atrapp Gold Supporting Member

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    to mike I bequeath #2
     
  7. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    I wonder where the other preEB owners are at?
     
  8. FrigginChris

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    i had an opportunity to get a 77 stingray yesterday but i was a bit short :bawl:
     
  9. knarleybass

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    I have a 78, stingray, no pix though.
     
  10. spideyjg

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    Only MM I own. '79 Sabre. No weak G string here if anything the G is louder than the rest.

    Jim

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  11. atrapp

    atrapp Gold Supporting Member

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    mmm, Leo Sabre's I want one - indeed!
     
  12. ROON

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    Really? Should I PM you my address? Heck, I'll even pay shipping. :smug:

    :p
     
  13. atrapp

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    knarleybass #3 pending foto
    spideyjg #4

    cool tunes man!
     
  14. Surprise Panda!

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    What are the big cylinders on the bridge?
     
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    String mutes. Same idea as putting a piece of foam under a bridge cover on a Fender. It gives the strings a kind of "muffled" sound. You can emulate it with a scrunchie on the nut or shoving a piece of foam near your bridge.
     
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    atrapp Gold Supporting Member

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    Nino Valenti 5
     
  18. Caca de Kick

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    Those are the thumb screws you see for the mutes.
    You turn the screws to engage the mutes, or no muting, or just a little bit of muting to take the 'zing' off.
    I for one thought it was a great design, because it's low-key, and isn't big and bulky like an after-thought. Sure it takes 6 to 8 seconds to set them up, but requires no screwdrivers and doesn't ruin the finish of your bass.


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  19. E2daGGurl

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    I don't own one, but just got to play one at a store. These are incredible instruments.

    If only we all could have everything we want.
     
  20. JTE

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    Sadly, no longer. I had one I want back that I bought new around 1979 or so. The IC died and I had to replace the pre- with a non-epoxied one just before EB took over. Very nice 'burst StingRay with the bass control centered at a very usable frequency. I sold it to Dan Lakin when the value of a StingRay got to be more than $1000. In fact, my bass was listed in his little montly newsletter that announced that he was making a new bass of his own design.

    I later came across a 1977 StingRay for $1000, but it was in 1997. I bought it be never bonded with that one. It was substanially heavier, and the bass control was centered much lower, making it pretty useless for me. I don't regret getting rid of the '77, but the other one I had still bugs me.

    jte
     
  21. danomite64

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    I no longer own these....:bawl:

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