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Fender Mustang bass fake or genuine

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chris Ramlar, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Chris Ramlar

    Chris Ramlar

    Feb 8, 2006
    Hello! I recently acquired a bass that was sold to me as a 1974 Fender Mustang Bass. I bought it without caring too much because the price was really low even if it ain't a genuine Fender Mustang Bass. Nevertheless I would love to know the real "identity" of this bass. I took some pics of it and hope you guys can help me out. This was poorly refinished, I guess it was a natural but not sure.

    thanks in advance for any info

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  2. Chris Ramlar

    Chris Ramlar

    Feb 8, 2006
    Any help will be greatly appreciated!
  3. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    It's legit.
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  4. Looks fine to me.
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  5. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    :thumbsup::thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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  6. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Looks like the jack and pots were replaced and it was rewired. I'd refresh and clean up the solder joints since I see what looks like at least one crack where the cap joins the ground lug on the volume pot. On second thought, I'd just replace the pots and jack and rewire it properly, it's a bit of a mess in there.
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  7. Do you have a picture of the whole bass?
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  8. Chris Ramlar

    Chris Ramlar

    Feb 8, 2006
    This is the whole bass, thanks a lot for the responses!

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  9. Authentic, original pickups to which is awesome. I sold a 70s mustang 2 or 3 years ago for $1000 so it sounds like you got a steal. I think it maybe refinished but dont quote me on that.
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  10. Duder


    Dec 6, 2014
    Sweet catch, congrats!
  11. WheatPenny


    Dec 12, 2014
    Looks good to go to me man!
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  12. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    very nice
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  13. morgansterne

    morgansterne Geek U.S.A.

    Oct 25, 2011
    Cleveland Ohio
    I still remember seeing a band in Pittsburgh years ago and asking the bass player what bass he was playing because it sounded so good -- really focused -- it was a 1970's fender mustang with flats! congrats
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  14. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    Other than the obvious rattlecan/housepaint refin (which you noted) that looks like you've got a mostly if not all original there.
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