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Musicman Sabre Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringdrums, Jul 9, 2014.


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  1. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    I looked around and I don't think a club for these underrated basses exist.

    #1 Fourstringdrums
    #2 Audreycashin
    #3 Malthumb
    #4 Tomservo-crow
    #5 Andrew 17
    #6 j.kernodle
    #7 Handsofseven
    #8 Caca de Kick
    #9 OutToPlayJazz
    #10 MIMike
    #11 oli@bass
    #12 Basshista
    #13 tobynjake
    #14 Sid Fang
    #15 drTSTingray
    #16 StrangerDanger
    #17 Pharaohamps
    #18 catgut
    #19 Joshua Pickenpaugh
    #20 Bwoodman
    #21 Klingguruh
    #22 MattyBass
    #23 Twistd
    #24 JakobT
    #25 Matt R.
    #26 ThePoloHobo

    Here's my new one. Trans White/Flamed Maple

    B057387-front-large.
    B057387-angle-large.

    *EDIT* 5-26-15

    The White/Maple is gone in place of a white/all rosewood necked one. Though interestingly enough, the color is more vintage blonde than white compared to the one above.

    download (1). download (2). download (3). download (4). download (5).
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2015
  2. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    IN... I'll post some pics shortly. Please skip me to club #7. ;)
     
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  3. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    Done. I look forward to the pics :)

    #1 Fourstringdrums
    #2 Audreycashin
    #3 Malthumb
    #4 Tomservo-crow
    #5 Andrew 17
    #7 Handsofseven
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2014
  4. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Cool. I have 3... So there will be many pics. Typing is hard with a Subway sandwich occupying my left hand... Finish sandwich, post pics!
     
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  5. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    OK. I'll start with my first Sabre, the one I bought to congratulate myself on deciding to play bass again after a 15 year hiatus...

    Played HARD, and battle scarred! Oh, and I paid way too much... But who cares, it's a frickin' PreEB Sabre!

    DSC03643-1.

    DSC03078.

    DSC03067.

    I could do with replacing the mute assembly and the knobs... One day. What I REALLY need to do is replace the pickup covers. They are both showing some cracks from age and the spring loaded pickups aren't helping any. ;) I'd like to get some creme coloured ones. They don't come in creme, so I'm thinking I'll have some 3D printed. :bassist:
     
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  6. When I went to GC this was by far the most impressive bass there. Would like to actually play one for a bit.
     
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  7. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    Is it a club sandwich?

    *rimshot*
     
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  8. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    Very nice. One of these days I hope to have a bass that has actually seen a lot of years. I can never hang on to a bass for more than a year or two....actually hell, this year I can't go more than a few months :)
     
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  9. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    HEAD ASPLODE!

    I'll post Sabres #2 and #3, once a few more people have joined the club... I don't want to hog ALL of page one. ;)
     
  10. audreycashin

    audreycashin Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    long island, ny
    does this count? DSCN0697.JPG
     
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  11. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    that Cutlass II is awesome. I'd like to think they still count.
     
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  12. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    I'd say so. It's basically the same thing isn't it?

    You can be #2.
     
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  13. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    yup. it's a sabre with a graphite neck and a different name.
     
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  14. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Ignore the turd on the left.....it's missing a pickup ;)

    The sunburst is a '79, the ash is an '80

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    1f54fcde8dd2b41072e7f6e548da839c_zps18743e67.
     
  15. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    Beautiful :) You're #3.

    Is the pickguard on the one on the right original?
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I've never played one.
    I expect I'd like them.
    Totally cool they reissued them.
     
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  17. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution, Ampeg distribution
    you guys are killing me. I bought one new in '79 and don't have it anymore. I wish I did.
     
  18. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    No, the pickguard is not original. It came to me with a mirrored pickguard. I hate mirrored pickguards. So I ordered that one from pickguardheaven.com

    I also bought a 1979 Sabre new in 1979. Chocolate brown, maple fingerboard. I think the official color name was Walnut. Kept it for 20 years, pretty much as my main bass. Sold it in '99 and regretted it several years later. Went out looking for one a couple years ago. Found the '80 and then a few weeks later the '79 popped up. Scooped 'me both up.
     
  19. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution, Ampeg distribution
    Mine was walnut w/ maple board too!! This thread made me google for images for one. I sold it in 1985 to buy a Ken Smith BT Custom....which I still have.
     
  20. Titania

    Titania

    Aug 17, 2012
    Shirley, MA
    I don't need a number, but I have a 2013 Sabre Classic. It's currently unplayable due to putting DR Black Beauties on it...apparently the Classic requires a string ground to not be a hummy mess, and the BBs are non-conductive. I just bought Roto 55s to try out on it. Haven't gotten around to installing them yet.


    Sabre.
     

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