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SOLD Cool, Vintage, Fullerton Factory (USA) Fender/Musicman Hybrid!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Quadzilla, Jan 24, 2012.


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  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Gone (sold on eBay :crying: )!

    Very cool, unusual and unique 1980 USA Fullerton Factory made Fender Bullet Deluxe with vintage Musicman pickups. Just had her setup. Plays well, sounds cool and many tonal options. The pickups appear to be old Musicman Stingray or Sabre pickups (probably worth a good bit of money on their own).

    Bass has a lot of honest wear. Body is yellowed and neck has ambered. Routes under pickguard are not exactly pretty. Pickups are wired in passive mode and wired a bit funky at the moment. If I were going to keep her, I'd either wire her in Jazz config or I'd put in a pre-amp (I have a Musicman and/or G&L pre-amp laying around here somewhere that I can include as an option if you want to install it).


    I'm including an old Fender USA case that I've had laying around for years. Case is in very good condition (all latches and hinges are in good shape as is the interior and exterior)! This case is also worth a good bit of money, but it's free with the bass. $625 takes it!!!

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  2. seventhsunbass

    seventhsunbass Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Maryland
    :bawl: Quadddddddddddddddddddd!!!!!! :bawl:

    You have a PM!
     
  3. the p/u's do look like sabre's. any idea why the neck one is flipped?
     
  4. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    For whatever reason, the person that did the mods did it that way, but the good news is that the neck p/u cavity is rather large and the p/u could easily be flipped (a new pickguard would be required of course). Functionally it would not make a difference as both sides of both coils in the p/u are the same.
     
  5. capnjim

    capnjim

    Mar 13, 2008
    OMG..that awesome!! Does she growl and snarl??
     
  6. Modder preferred the symetry of the pickups this way maybe?
     
  7. Thats pretty badass , the necks on those basses are fantastic
     
  8. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    In a word, YES!
     
  9. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yeah, it really is an awesome neck. It's cut more or less like a modern P neck (w the thinner nut 1.6?") and is also pretty thin front to back. Not Geddy Lee thin, but approaching that.
     
  10. Leo thechampion

    Leo thechampion

    Nov 2, 2011
    That thing must sound incredible
     
  11. parsons

    parsons

    Feb 22, 2008
    Maryland
    That things cool. I have an 80 bullet deluxe myself, loaded with a hot SD P pickup. The neck on these is actually something quite special.
     
  12. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Awesome!
     
  13. RobertPaulson

    RobertPaulson

    Dec 11, 2008
    Des Moines
    Yeah these bullet necks are really amazing, I have them on all of my basses and have a hard time playing anything else.
     
  14. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Killer neck bump!
     
  15. RobertPaulson

    RobertPaulson

    Dec 11, 2008
    Des Moines
    beyond tempting.
     
  16. parsons

    parsons

    Feb 22, 2008
    Maryland
    Looking at this thing makes me want to grab my router and put MM pickups in mine.
     
  17. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Offers? TTT!
     
  18. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Gone (sold on eBay :crying: )!
     

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