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Made In USA, 1979
“B01xxxx” serial number stamped bridge
Neck and pocket factory stamping of AUG, 1979
Original CTS pot serials date to 19th week of 1979
This is an original 1970’s Music Man Bass, pre Ernie Ball
Highly sought after models, that are becoming increasingly harder to find
One of the most iconic basses produced, with an unrevealed tone
The design and innovation from Leo Fender
(along with Tom Walker and Sterling Ball)
created a landmark instrument with a sound like no other
It has been used by countless iconic players, from almost every style and genre
Finish is a high gloss Black
Over a Ashwood body
Three ply Black pick guard
Maple one piece neck
21 fret, 34"scale length, 1.625" Nut Width
Hardened steel bridge plate
Sought after string through body model
Original MM humbucking pickup, electronics, and 2 Band EQ
Iconic super-punchy bass tone and phenomenal low-end
Suitable for all styles of playing - finger, pick, slap, thump/pluck and tap
If you are looking for a near mint/collector condition model this one is not for you
It has been stage played, worn, and loved
It has that broken in feel and playability, that only comes from decades of play
The neck is super comfortable under grip, with a fast playability
The very definition of “feeling like an old friend” when you pick it up
All original, aside from the replaced pickguard
A classic 41 year old vintage instrument
Includes a Hard Shell Case
All machinery, electrical, and pickups are without issue. Surface marks, impressions/dings/dimples, dents, paint chips and paint wear through (mostly rear of body), light aging to metal machinery, the lacquer finish of neck has light crazing in the finish (but no flaking or peeling) - as pictured. The pickguard is non original – it is a modern replacement with the bottom truss cut out
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---INFO & TERMS---
--- String-Switch-Noise operates primarily as an online store.
However, by appointment only, we are available to test out and pick up purchased items in person.
We have a dedicated showroom 20min south of the Brisbane CBD.
Please call 0422883853 to book an appointment.
--- We do not accept any trade, trade ins, consignment, or direct customer purchases.
--- All payments to be made in full at time of purchase. The are no holds, deposits, or layby.
--- Payment can be made by Paypal, Credit Card (through Paypal), Bank Deposit/Online Transfer, or ZIP.
--- If payment is made via Paypal goods and service, the item will ONLY be posted/couriered to your registered Paypal address (NO alternative address). This is to ensure the Paypal buyer and seller insurance protection is valid.
--- All photos are our own and are of the actual item being offered for purchase.
We NEVER use stock photos.
An extensive amount of time and effort is put in to accurately show the items true condition, colour, and shape. Though please realise the limitations of photography. Images and colours can be perceived differently depending of the type and quality of the device it is viewed on.
--- Advertised photos form a large part of the representation of the items condition. Please view the photos carefully as well as reading all item descriptions and/or condition text. Whilst every effort is made to photograph all parts of items, not every little dimple/micro scratch can or will be photographed. We always photograph any and all large cosmetic flaws, such as paint chips/cracks/large dents, that we consider to be significant.
--- Cosmetically, items are as per detailed photos and/or descriptions. Functionally, all pots, jacks, switch and machinery components are working without issue, and serviced upon arrival. Each item is tested and/or serviced/set up before listing. It is also tested again moments before packaging, after purchase, to insure it is 100%.
---Guitars and basses are set up with action at a standard with no playability issues, unless otherwise described. However please understand no one set-up is right for everybody. If you prefer a different action height/tuning/string gauge please adjust at your own liking. Please also realise that almost all items are used, and most are 20-30+ year vintage instruments/effects. They will exhibit some wear and tear. If you need detailed specifics, extra information/on the bench specs can be given about anything you require. Please do not hesitate to ask if this is necessary.
--- No refund will be given for change of mind. There will be no warranty or refund given other than dead on arrival, broken, or faulty that is NOT already described and outlined in the descriptive text and detailed photos. In the HIGHLY unlikely event, there is damage in transit, a postal/courier insurance claim will be made to recover the cost of damage. However, we are always happy to help and work through any issue, in the rare event that one arises.
--- FREE delivery is offered on ALL items – Australia only. International delivery can be arranged at exact cost.
--- International delivery is possible for most items, however there are some restrictions with regions and package size. Please contact us first BEFORE making any purchase to check if an item can be delivered, and to organise the actual delivery costs. Any applicable customs, duties, or taxes that your country may charge is solely the responsibility of you the buyer. Any questions you may have about this should be directed to your local countries authorities.
--- We proudly strive to send out all orders within 24 hours of purchase and/or receiving cleared payment (apart from holidays and weekends). However please allow up to 72hrs for packing and courier pickups. Once your item is packed you will receive notification and relevant tracking number and courier/postal details.
--- Small items such as effect pedals and wiring harnesses are sent via Australia Post standard service, with tracking ONLY. No responsibility will be taken from us for the loss or damage of an item by Australia Post. At your request, signature upon delivery or postal insurance can be added for the additional cost.
--- ALL guitars are sent via courier delivery with full insurance, tracking, and signature upon delivery services.
--- As they are courier delivered, guitars can NOT be sent to a PO Box, Parcel Locker, or Parcel Collect service. They must be sent to a physical address, where someone can sign for the item on arrival.
--- All items are packed to the highest degree for transit. Proudly, our packaging is at the highest of standards, with the best reputation you will find anywhere in the industry. This comes from 1500+ guitars (and counting) being sent without issue both Australia wide and internationally over many, many years. A great amount of pride and detail goes into making sure every item arrives safe and in a timely manner. Pedals and small items are packed in multiple layering of bubble wrap and double corrugated shipping cardboard. Guitars, pending the instrument, have strings de tuned so there is no tension on the neck and headstock. Neck/body /headstock are wrapped separately in multiple bubble wrap layers, high density foam and/or cardboard reinforced. If applicable it is then placed in gig/soft case or hard case. If in gig/soft case it is once again bubble wrapped/foam reinforced before being boxed. Each package/box is custom cut and fit in heavy duty double corrugated shipping cardboard. All voids are padded out and the body edge, base, and top of head stock foam reinforced/padded. Finally, the boxing will have copious amounts of high visibility “Fragile” and “This way up” warning labels.
--- We are also extremely environmentally conscious. We recycle almost all bubble wrap, foam, and cardboard packaging material that arrives with all deliveries in, and then order out.