SOLD 1973 Musicmaster rat rod

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassistjoe93, May 29, 2022.

  1. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    North Carolina
    United States
    Up for sale is a really cool “rat rod” restoration of a 1973 musicmaster bass. It sounds so good.

    Original bridge
    Original body
    Original neck/neck plate/nut

    Curtis Novak GT-V Goldfoil wound for bass (seriously killer pickup - I have two basses with Curtis’ Bi-sonics in it and this very much holds its own)
    Hipshot Ultralight clovers
    Old aluminum knobs from a 70’s radio
    Older Squier bronco pickguard

    Neck is solid as a rock. Plenty of life in the truss rod. Honestly I like the feel of the neck more than most p basses I’ve played.
    The finish… has lived a lifetime of pain. I’ll post more pics tomorrow. Honestly, I wanted to refinish it but the color looks so cool it left me conflicted.

    Asking $850 shipped CONUS. Potentially open to trades as well. Maybe a Roadworn P or J bass?

  2. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    I’m going to add some more pics of the bass in a little bit. It weighs about like my strat - maybe 7-8 lbs? Super light.

    Here’s a couple of clips of the bass. One is just a clip I sent to my buddy so ignore the horrible upshot to my nose lol.

    The other is a clip of me using it at church with some overdrive.

  3. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Here’s a few more pics. Like I said, it’s had a rough life. But the finish could be redone rather easily. The neck feels SOOOO good. 89A01645-46C1-4597-A646-02706E5374AD.jpeg AC00994A-4015-400E-BC06-13604C929A2C.jpeg 85C189A2-04E0-470F-835B-2EA3463933FB.jpeg 9952D822-5679-4921-BE70-325D9EB743A7.jpeg E9FC21E5-367D-4410-A892-9106C2D99DB6.jpeg
  4. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    It looks badass! What is the nut width and scale length on these?
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  6. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Man, I know we all have our reasons, but it sounds perfect in that live clip. Don't let that one go, man!
  7. Kernkamp

    Kernkamp Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    St. Paul, MN
    Thats killer! If that finish is original do not change it!