Musicmaster Help

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  1. Blu bro

    Blu bro

    Mar 1, 2012
    Aus
    7907F781-BF2B-4280-8488-19E6C864AA78.jpeg 88FA3D32-3535-421D-8E43-8A5D350204A8.jpeg EB41836A-2D36-4937-B09A-1B8C886CAAF9.jpeg D6FF66BF-90E2-43C6-A7FB-1CF9E801C034.jpeg 69E6CD15-AF20-4D47-8534-A6EF481FEE34.jpeg 5EAFA475-EC72-47B4-8150-F1DDE44F527D.jpeg so an older fella in town has this fender Musicmaster lying around at his house. It’s a “pig of a bass guitar” as he says... anyways with a sudden interest in short scale basses- thought I would ask to borrow it for a couple of days as he never uses it and thought I could see what I thought of the smaller scale.

    Just wondering if someone could tell me anything about it’s manufactured date.
    Model number: 708799

    Here are the pics.. btw it has been heavily abused over the years - never kept in a case and hasn’t been played for a loooong time.
     
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  2. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    I own a 1973 that I bought mostly disassembled and it's now a jewel to play. Serial number for yours puts it to 1976. Better proof would be the neck date and pots date with the pots being the easiest to check. Looks pretty much original except for the missing thumb rest on the top side. Possibly the knobs have been changed from black with a white stripe indicator to what's on it now. I'd clean it up, tune it up and play away. :)
     
  3. Blu bro

    Blu bro

    Mar 1, 2012
    Aus

    Nice! Thanks for that. I am wanting to do a bit of a set up on it. As the intonation is out and the action is pretty high. But it definitely has a cool sound.

    Might see if I can buy it off him... you never know. Would be a nice option amongst my other basses.
     
  4. B-Mac

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    Manuel from Faulty Towers! Love the Avatar!
     
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  5. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Amazing what you find out on Talkbass. Never heard of one of these before. I love Talkbass.
    Fender Musicmaster Bass - Wikipedia
     
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