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Musicman Sabre Club

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


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  1. Thump C

    Thump C

    Dec 20, 2016
    I looking for a fretless Sabre too!
     
  2. Yep ... these necks are super comfy and fast, but gave up getting swelled envelopes a long time ago ... Works great with high tension flats .. As long as one's willing to put up with high action, punchy hybrid P / stingray tone all day long.
     
  3. Thump C

    Thump C

    Dec 20, 2016
    The 1979 Sabre Trio!
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    Reg neck, Narrow neck, Fretless
     
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  4. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    HOTTIES, all three!!!
     
  5. Thump C

    Thump C

    Dec 20, 2016
    Thanks! Glad you like. They are the other part of my three 1976 & 1977 StingRay Trio!

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    1976 1977 1977
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
  6. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    How did you survive this long without a Sabre Club number? Number 66 is available if you should choose to claim it.
     
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  7. Thump C

    Thump C

    Dec 20, 2016
    Thanks,I'll take #66!
     
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  8. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Well, ya can’t have it! I screwed up. #66 went to sonicyogi. Actually, it went to his cat, but we’ll pretend it’s his. You, Thump C, are actually #67.
     
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  9. this collection is unreal ! natural basses are cool. I like the variations of color tone across the 3 natural SR's. do they compliment each other nicely weight / tone wise?
     
  10. Thump C

    Thump C

    Dec 20, 2016
    Thanks raal, Yes they do. They all sound good to me!
     
  11. Mediocrity Man

    Mediocrity Man Master of Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2014
    Stillwater, New Jersey
    I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a Sabre next year. Can someone tell me if the neck profile will be different than my 2003 Stingray Standard? That's about as much neck as I can handle I'm afraid.

    Thanks!
     
  12. my experience is pre-EB sabres and stingrays are very similar if not the same (slight variations by bass serial number more than model) in terms of neck profile. not sure about '03 though.
     
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  13. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Some Sabres have a thinner neck profile. The 1979 that I had from 1979 - 1999 had the thinner neck. So did the 1980 that I traded a while ago. I think Emblymouse has that one now. My current ‘79 has the standard neck.
     
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  14. turbo2256b

    turbo2256b

    Jan 4, 2011
    received the fretless saber today looks to be in good condition haven't plugged it in yet. would call it excellent for being so old.
     
  15. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Alrighty then....post some pics and we’ll see if we can find you a club #
     
  16. turbo2256b

    turbo2256b

    Jan 4, 2011
    pics IMG_0001.JPG IMG_0002.JPG IMG_0007.JPG IMG_0008.JPG IMG_0009.JPG IMG_0010.JPG IMG_0001.JPG IMG_0002.JPG IMG_0007.JPG IMG_0008.JPG IMG_0009.JPG IMG_0010.JPG
     
  17. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Nice! Turbo2256b is Sabre Club Member #68
     
  18. Thump C

    Thump C

    Dec 20, 2016
    How does it sound?
     
  19. turbo2256b

    turbo2256b

    Jan 4, 2011
    sounds great needs some fine tuning going to wait on that until i get some new strings all the switches and pots work.
    going too check the battery next. took it to my friends music store. Just happened the luther that has worked on some of my basses was there and checked it out a bit. he liked it.
    will take some time to get used to the scale compared to the jazz 24 which is about all i have played for the last 8 years or so
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018
  20. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Even the infamous “do-nothing” switch? The white one? I have had three Sabres over the years, the first one purchased new in ‘79. I have never had that switch provide any noticeable change in tone. That’s why I call it the do-nothing switch.
     

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