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mann bass??????????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mad_attack, Aug 19, 2001.


  1. mad_attack

    mad_attack

    Jul 19, 2001
    The other day i found a MANN bass. I have never heard of this bass in my life. And it weighs a tun. If any one knows about this bass plese tell me about it and if there is a web sight i could go to and learn more that would be great. thank you for all your help.

    Mad_Attack
     
  2. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    These were made in Japan during the mid 70's. All of their instruments were copies of other popular guitars and basses. They were poor quality imitations compared to the originals they were copying.
    Most common are the Rickenbacker 4001 and Fender Jazz bass copies. They also made a copy of Gibson's EB-3
    Needless to say, MANN instruments didn't last very long.
    That's probably a good thing IMO.
    Cheers
     
  3. mad_attack

    mad_attack

    Jul 19, 2001
    thanks Bassmann. yea i think it is the fender p bass. because it has fender tunning keys. yea man it does suck. do u think i could get any money for it. or just keep it.
     
  4. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    You might get up to $100.00 for it if you're lucky. Or you just might want to keep it as a wall hanger.
    Cheers
     
  5. zortation

    zortation

    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    My first fretless was a used Mann P bass with a J pickup added by the previous owner. That thing weighed a ton.
     
  6. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    My '78 jazz bass weighs 3 tuns! Having said that, back in the summer of 2001 my ex wife bought me a nice fender guitar strap and a quartz pocket watch.

    Here's the pocket watch with my '08 american standard jazz bass (BTW my am std jazz bass weighs almost a tun)

    IMG_20170502_203444.

    IMG_20170502_203523.

    IMG_20170502_204215.

    And my '78 jazz bass, the 3 tuns heavy bass!

    IMG_20170422_193816.
     
  7. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    Sixteen year old thread.
     
  8. zortation

    zortation

    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I got two victims.

    *shrugs*