Why is the Musicmaster Bass so incredibly popular right now? It's no doubt largely down to the fact that people these days really pay attention to what their heroes played in the past. A quick glance at some past and present Musicmaster players includes such luminaries as Jonny Greenwood, Kim Gordon, Colin Moulding of XTC, John Lent, (Mac Demarco), Tina Weymouth, Mike Dirnt, Jim O'Rourke, Eddie Vedder, Lucas Skinner, (King Gizzard), and the legend that was Dee Dee Ramone.
Original Musicmaster Bass
The original Musicmaster Bass, in production from 1970 to 1983, was a 30" scale, single pickup model, designed to fit the budget of those players who couldn't manage the price ticket on a Mustang, Jazz or Precision bass. (For those playing at home, American retail prices at the time were around US$140 for the Musicmaster Bass; US$240 for the Mustang Bass; US$300 for the Precision and US$375 for the Jazz)
Maximum tone transmission
Building on the original's solid Alder body, Hard Rock Maple neck, (stamped J. Torres, one of Fender's great neck shapers), and Rosewood board, this phenomenal 1973 model now pumps out the bottomest of bottom notes thanks to a pair of elite Bartolini Jazz Bass pickups, aided by a legendary BadAss II bridge for maximum tone transmission. Cosmetically, a matched set of Tele-style knobs gleam against the black of the custom cut scratchplate.
Fabulous thump and swagger
The bass is stylishly finished in Vintage White over old Olympic White, over what is likely either the original blue topcoat, or possibly original blue primer - 45 years later, it's no longer possible to be 100%. This super cool package looks great, as it delivers fabulous thump and swagger - and it won't break your back in the process!
Free courier delivery
Complete with its original Fender hard shell case, (pic # 8), FREE COURIER DELIVERY is included to any address in Australia