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Can anyone tell me what bass this is???????????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deano Destructo, Oct 11, 2001.


  1. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
  2. looks like a Music Man Saber (not sure about the name), It's basically a Stingray with another Humbucker at the neck.
     
  3. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    wait, you mean a cutlass? Yeah, I guess that could be it.:)
     
  4. Yeah it's cutless, they don't make those anymore I'm shure it has a great punch.
     
  5. are you sure? it looks like an esp b104 with a new preamp (i heard he uses an esp too)
     
  6. actually at 2nd look its definitely not an esp,what was i thinking,sorry
     
  7. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Actually, it could be either a Sabre or a Cutlass. I believe the only difference between the two was that the Cutlass had a graphite neck. The lighting in the picture is such that I can't tell if the headstock is maple (Sabre) or a grey/black finish (Cutlass)
     
  8. if it's got a graphite neck it's a Musicman Cutlass 2.

    the Cutlass 1 had one pickup as on a Stingray, and the Cutlass 2 had 2 pickups, like a Sabre.
    both had graphite necks.
     
  9. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Why'd they ever stop making these basses anyway?:confused:
     
  10. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    Marcello is definitely an ESP endorser and uses the ESP model bass that has the same configuration as the Cutlass 2...but that definitely looks like the real thing!!!
     
  11. re. Cutlasses,
    the graphite necks were made by Modulus.
    maybe there was some kind of disagreement between the two companies.

    It's interesting that on the recent special edition Stingrays, Musicman chose to fit graphite necks by Status instead.

    the Sabre never sold as well as the Stingray, so got killed off- there were rumours of a 2 pickup version of the Sterling being developed though.
     
  12. Pea-NUT

    Pea-NUT

    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    I dont know what kind that is, but if i find one, im getting it, I want one.
     
  13. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    bump
     
  14. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    bump again
     
  15. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Bump????:confused:
     
  16. could it be a G&L l-2000?
     
  17. I heard something like Modulus stopped licensing their necks when they started making entire instruments themselves.
     
  18. I'm pretty sure that Peavey got Modulus to make the graphite necks for the Brian Bromberg BQuad bass and the G-bass...maybe they started licensing them again later.
     
  19. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    No, the headstock is definitely a Musicman. I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess it's a Cutlass. Something about the way the fingerboard and headstock are reflecting light just doesn't look like wood to me. Could be wrong.