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Musicman / Sabre Neck Differences

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tom Neves, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Guys,
    What are the differences between these two necks?
    I was told the Sabre is more like the Jazz type and the Musicman like the P style.
    What's the real scoop?
    Thanks for any enlightenment.
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Which "Musicman": Stingray or Sterling?
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Oh: the neck on my Ernie Ball MusicMan Sabre is very much like a modern P-bass: 1-5/8" wide at nut, similar profile, 3/4" string spacing at the bridge.
  4. FB,
    O.K. I should have mentioned the year. I'm talking about a 79 Saber neck and a 79 Stingray neck.
    If the Sabre is 1-5/8"?
    What would the Musicman dimension be?
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I believe the dimensions are the same on the pre-Ernie Stingray and Sabre necks, but I'm not 100% sure.

    I am fairly certain that no MusicMan neck was as small as the Fender Jazz until the Sterling model. So, the basses you're referring to will be similar to the Fender Precision.
  6. Thanks Ken,
    So would it be correct to say that there are no differences between the Stingray and Sabre neck other than Rosewood or Maple differences?
    I realise that both models would have choices of A or B widths etc.
  7. I think I've read that Sabres were available both with a Stingray-type neck, and a jazz-sized one, much like modern day G&L:s. Don't quote me on that, though.

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