SOLD Fernandes MB-85 ... 80s MIJ Mockingbird

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Brendan, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    For Sale/Trade:

    Mid-to-late 80s Fernandes MB-85. It's a Mockingbird copy, the catalog years I've been able to find have been 1985-89. To my understanding, it's not a "lawsuit" in that Fernandes payed for licence. It's been modified and played.

    34" scale
    1.68" nut width
    Maple neck (flattened D profile)
    Rosewood fretboard
    Mahogany wings
    ~8.5 lbs
    Will include gig-bag (tweed, pretty decent).

    The electronics are now a 9-volt set of EMG pickups. It's set up V/V/T, with a three-way selector. The original electronics are intact, just disconnected; this is how I got it. I further replaced the tuners with a set of Hipshot Ultralites. As you can see, I also permanent attached a strap; under the washers are Schaller straplocks, and I can remove the (sweat-free, smoke-free) strap, at request.

    The bass is ~8.5 lbs, and on a grippy strap, balances surprisingly well. It neck-dives, no lie, but it's not as fatiguing as some "balanced" basses I've owned. I can include the original, heavier tuners.

    It's got wear and dings, it's been played. They're in pretty typical places for a Mock, and confirm the mahogany wing description. Truss rod and all hardware function just fine, and currently sports buzz-free medium-low action.

    $500 shipped

    -Fretless 5, no Fenders, Carvins, Schecters, G&L. Under 9.75 lbs. Wider neck the better. Must be lined.
    -Guitar 7 string for preference, but let me know what you have. TOM and/or hardtails only. No trems.
    -No burst or metallic finishes, no gold hardware, no white pickguards, no maple boards with matching headstocks across the board. Prefer darker finishes, or natural.

    There's a lot of things I'm interested in. There's a lot of stuff I'm not. Can't hurt to shoot me a PM, I'll be polite about it, either way.

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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2017
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  2. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    dig this
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  3. Saw this thing on Craigslist. Wish I had the cash. Maybe if my ATK sells.
  4. Milo's

    Milo's Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I have an almost identical bass to this and this is an incredible deal. These basses sound so amazing. GLWTS.
  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    $500 shipped. Price goes back up to normal if this doesn't move for the duration the squeeze.
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