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Leo Fender Music Man club - gosh darn it - why not!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by atrapp, May 25, 2008.


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  1. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    I've traded this bass - would someone else like to manage the thread and receive the LFMM #1?

    It seems that this is uncharted territory.

    Rules are pretty simple...

    You own a Leo Fender Music Man.

    Here is my '79

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  2. ROON

    ROON

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    This will be pretty cool, I love Pre-EB basses. :) Might get to see some Sabre's!
     
  3. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Ask for a Sabre, and you shall receive Roon...

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  4. K-Funk

    K-Funk

    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    do trans-era basses count? Mine was made in 1985 or '86 and has all the features of the Leo Fender basses (bullet trussrod, 2-band EQ, neck profile, etc), except with a tiny "Ernie Ball" above the logo on the headstock.

    So, maybe not :(
     
  5. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    to mike I bequeath #2
     
  6. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I wonder where the other preEB owners are at?
     
  7. FrigginChris

    FrigginChris

    Feb 6, 2006
    illinois
    i had an opportunity to get a 77 stingray yesterday but i was a bit short :bawl:
     
  8. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    I have a 78, stingray, no pix though.
     
  9. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    Only MM I own. '79 Sabre. No weak G string here if anything the G is louder than the rest.

    Jim

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  10. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    mmm, Leo Sabre's I want one - indeed!
     
  11. ROON

    ROON

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Really? Should I PM you my address? Heck, I'll even pay shipping. :smug:

    :p
     
  12. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    knarleybass #3 pending foto
    spideyjg #4

    cool tunes man!
     
  13. What are the big cylinders on the bridge?
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    1983 StingRay:
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  15. ROON

    ROON

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    String mutes. Same idea as putting a piece of foam under a bridge cover on a Fender. It gives the strings a kind of "muffled" sound. You can emulate it with a scrunchie on the nut or shoving a piece of foam near your bridge.
     
  16. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    Nino Valenti 5
     
  17. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Those are the thumb screws you see for the mutes.
    You turn the screws to engage the mutes, or no muting, or just a little bit of muting to take the 'zing' off.
    I for one thought it was a great design, because it's low-key, and isn't big and bulky like an after-thought. Sure it takes 6 to 8 seconds to set them up, but requires no screwdrivers and doesn't ruin the finish of your bass.


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  18. E2daGGurl

    E2daGGurl

    May 26, 2008
    SoCal
    I don't own one, but just got to play one at a store. These are incredible instruments.

    If only we all could have everything we want.
     
  19. JTE

    JTE

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Sadly, no longer. I had one I want back that I bought new around 1979 or so. The IC died and I had to replace the pre- with a non-epoxied one just before EB took over. Very nice 'burst StingRay with the bass control centered at a very usable frequency. I sold it to Dan Lakin when the value of a StingRay got to be more than $1000. In fact, my bass was listed in his little montly newsletter that announced that he was making a new bass of his own design.

    I later came across a 1977 StingRay for $1000, but it was in 1997. I bought it be never bonded with that one. It was substanially heavier, and the bass control was centered much lower, making it pretty useless for me. I don't regret getting rid of the '77, but the other one I had still bugs me.

    jte
     
  20. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I no longer own these....:bawl:

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