Is this music man for real?? (MM + P)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ras1983, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
  2. Its been modified to fit the P pup. Looks pretty sweet though.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The route looks pretty crappy, but i guess thats what a pickguard is for...
  4. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    Is that a bound maple FB? Can't recall ever seeing that on a 'Ray before.
  5. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    Well in terms of uniqueness, this SR has got it. But I agree with Figjam, the route looks crappy and I find that pickguard to be pretty ugly. On top of that, the bidding is starting at $900? Screw that! For a couple bills more, you could get a new one or a far better used one. If yr thinking its vintage and therefore likely more valuable, think again. That mediocre mod trashed its resale value.

    If it was dirt cheap, I'd consider getting it because it’s odd and somewhat interesting. But for this one, I'd move on.

  6. Yes it is, it says it in the auction, do you people read these things or just look at pictures?
  7. :spit:

    You're taking an awefully big chance on that.

    - Andrew
  8. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    This has been on eBay more than once and very recently.

    No one seems to want to keep it.

    Hmmm, wonder why.
  9. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    I wouldnt do it, personally. You just don't know about the quality of the electronics job, and seeing how the bass is supposedly from 1978, is it still in great condition?
  10. Can you really ecer trust someone who says "This bass used to belong to the bassist/bass player from..." anyway???

  11. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    My intentions werer never to buy this, just to see if such a MM existed.
  12. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Definately not stock... looks like a bound fretboard too... never seen that on a Ray...

    Tuners sure as hell ain't stock. No preamp, and that's why people love these vintage pieces. No epoxy preamp, no sale. Just looks fishy all around.
  13. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    I was thinking the same thing :)

  14. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    You guys are WAY to polite....

    So am I so I'll let the photo say all that needs to be said: