What model of bass is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sidewinder IV, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Bassist Johnny Bradley is playing this Fender and it has me intrigued. It resembles a Mustang, but it has 20 frets instead of 19, the P split coil pickup, and what appears to be a vintage style bridge. Anyone have an idea of a year or specific model?

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  2. Draculea


    Oct 2, 2011
    Mexico City
    Not sure of my answer because I had never seen it in this color, but it looks like a Mark Hoppus signaure or something of the sort, with a Jazz bass-ish body and the P Bass pickup. I could be wrong though.
  3. LightForce104

    LightForce104 Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Can't be a Hoppus. In a Hoppus, the P pickups are reversed, meaning the low pickup is mounted farther from the neck than the high pickup.

    Edit: Might actually be a Hoppus. The low pickup is mounted in the same place as a Hoppus, but the high pickup has been moved lower.
  4. Yeah, I thought the same, but the Hoppus bass only has a single volume control and this one has two controls, assuming vol & tone. And your right, the color is throwing me, too.
  5. Draculea


    Oct 2, 2011
    Mexico City
    After I posted I became aware of that, you are right sir.
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Mustang bass with a P pickup aftermarket.
  7. xander8280


    Dec 29, 2011
    Early hoppus model fender. Before the pickup was reversed. It's a jazz body but precision pickup and single knob(volume)
  8. I<34080


    Oct 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    This is more of what I was thinking, Hoppus basses are full scale
  9. xander8280


    Dec 29, 2011
    Neck looks like a mustang neck though, yeah.
  10. Did Mustangs ever come with 20 frets? Mustangs are 30" scale with 19 frets. This bass has 20 frets.
  11. In the photo attached, the top control knob appears to have been off. I had recorded the New Orleans Jazz fest and the bass clearly has two controls. It could just be a franken bass, though.
  12. rapturebass


    Dec 6, 2008
    looks like a hoppus to me. maybe a modded/custom hoppus, but a hoppus nevertheless.
  13. J.bradley


    May 26, 2014
    Yes. Early Hoppus. My kids repainted it. I added a tone knob too. Pickups where like that in those days. Nothing special there. Stock neck. New decal. Flatwounds. Made most of the road basses outta parts I liked.
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