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Fender ID help needed.......

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BigBud, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. BigBud


    Dec 22, 2007
    Hello guys! I'm looking at a Fender bass 5 string that has a non-traditional headstock.....sort of a mix between an Ibanez and Hofner Beatle bass shape. I have found pics of this shaped headstock as a Squire, But this headstock decal is angled and reads only Fender. Did Fender put out a 5 with the Squire shaped headstock? Pickups are in a JJ configuration. Color is a dull yellow burst, darkended at edges. Sorry, no other info avail. I'd have it down if I could get the serial #, but don't......Thanks for any help, Bud
  2. MB-5?

    I vaguely recall seeing this shape as a *Fender* labelled bass, as opposed to the Squier pictured.
  3. +1 on the description sounding like an MB-5. I really liked my 3-tone SB when I had it. It was a Made in Japan Fender - early '90s. Basswood body, Maple neck, rosewood fretboard, black headstock, sealed tuners.
  4. BigBud


    Dec 22, 2007
    Ah! OK! That IS the headstock I am looking to ID. So I'm thinking that it could indeed be a Japan Fender 5 of the early 90's. Anyone have anything else to add? Thanks so far guys! Bud
  5. BigBud


    Dec 22, 2007
    I got a serial # from the guy........but it only confuses me............... 2838188.......Bud
  6. Totally off-topic.....Great name/handle you have there!!
  7. BigBud


    Dec 22, 2007
    Thanks Mills.......I'm Bud......I'm 6'7" tall......thus......BigBud

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