The stamped serial number and old school tuners seem quite legit. Mine is in near mnt condition. Basses made in the late 80's to mid 90's had no letter prefix, say like a 87 to 96-ish era. Both pickups are individually sized to compensate for their positions along the diverging strings and thus locate the magnetic pole pieces directly beneath their respective strings. The original tubes are pretty weak, but they will ship with the amp to keep everything original. It seems there were more B models like C models, so a 78 B-model has a higher number than a 78 C-model. Recapped mine a few years back as a preventative measure.
Albert Lee has been using these Music Man axes for umpteen years. If you play clean, or use boxes for grit, they are great amps. If you are interested in purchasing, please leave me an e-mail. If by silver badges you mean the place where the identification numbers are embossed then silver. After Katrina, whenever I drove by where his house used to be in Slidell I used to always wonder if those amps and his Firebird were sitting right there on the bottom of the canal. If Albert had not been playing that snappin, twanging, singing '53 would we have Vince, Brad and all the other players that loved the look and sound of a guitar with so much character that as Albert said in many interviews made him play a certain way and developed his style.
© 2006-2015 All rights reserved. I can send you pictures if you wish. The factory, which Ball still owned at the time of the Music Man purchase, was located in and that is where Music Man started producing basses in 1985. It was all in original condition, still with original case. I sold it to a friend who had a Gretsch Country Gent and that was another killer combination. Schaller , Tapered string post forces strings to be flat against head for better tension over nut.
Valentine's Day dance, Cranleigh Village Hall, 14 February 1977. Tom Walker played a large part in the design of the bass preamp. Then I played my mia Standard Tele and lowered the mid again and the sounds were pretty much the same. The only way to definitively date U. His widow's family were also friends of my family and we all attended the same church when I was a boy.
Music Man introduced the Sabre bass in 1978 to complement their successful single pickup Stingray bass. They are detailed reference resources with a wealth of information on determining the production years of various instruments and on Fender history in general. I tried a Musicman same as Albert uses, it belongs to a mate of mine. Unless he changed his amp setting drastically the minute he started playing the MusicMan I think the guitar has a lot to do with it in his case. The unique Music Man string offset design allows the strings to pull through the lower end of the bridge casting where they are offset to force the saddles against the bridge, resulting in a rigid. For years, serial numbers have been used in various locations on Fender instruments, such as the top of the neck plate, the front or back of the headstock and the back of the neck near the junction with the body.
Height adjusting screws are recessed within the saddles to prevent interference with picking technique. Vintage Series, check neck date for specific year E3 + 5 digits E4 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits U. The one downside to the Musicman 130 and 150 series amps was, in my opinion, that you had to get them over the top loud to get the best tone out of them. These are amazing vintage combos—compact, portable and powerful enough for any gig. I'm looking to purchase this Pre-Ernie Ball Musicman Bass, but there are a few oddities with it, and I wanted to bounce these pics off somebody with more knowledge of these than I. With this model they dropped the rotary switch found on the Stingray.
Given the modular nature of Fender production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, then stored for a period of time before being paired with a body to create a complete guitar, perhaps, for example, in the following year. If you have a Fender in your hands, you can use this guide to precisely date your Fender instrument all the way back to 1950. The body is also chambered for added acoustic resonance. As seen in the overlap of numbers and years, even these references to actual production dates are rather loose. Amp Man said, by adds numbers on where 1981 Kustom 29 cyramic. Obviously, it's all personal opinion what tone you prefer to hear from Albert, but I do suggest seeing him live in a small club to get the full effect of his amazing talent, and tone. MusicMan amps don't get the credit they deserve, but the upside to that is that you can get one cheap.
This can be done by a luthier for a small fee. Date Codes Letter Code Vintage Year Reissue Year Month A — 1990 January B — 1991 February C 1953 1992 March D 1954 1993 April E 1955 1994 May F 1956 1995 June G 1957 1996 July H 1958 1997 August I 1959 1998 September J 1960 1999 October K 1961 — November L 1962 — December M 1963 — — N 1964 — — O 1965 — — P 1966 — — Q 1967 — — Common Fender Source Codes Code Manufacturer Part s 67 Eminence Speakers 73 J. The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1965 to 1976. How to Tell The Age of Tires duke nrotc program. Most specifications for a given Fender instrument model change little if at all throughout the lifetime of the model. Karas 12 1 02-14-06 11:26 pm Steve Kennedy 5 1 09-17-04 12:44 am Dr. Federal Medical Expenses Taxes Deductions? I'm not saying Music Man aren't fantastically made guitars cos I've played a few and they are really nice.
This agreement continued until 2008. As a dimwit kid I really abused it, and it never failed me. This code is made up of two letters. All transistors were tested and found to be good. Tch, tch, I'm now going to wash my mouth out.
So if you find pots from late 68 and transformers from early 69 you can be pretty sure your amp is a 1969. The transformers are also stamped with a serial number that identifies the year the tranny was built. If you remove the upper back cover, quite often there is a date stamp on a sticker on the right hand side of the amp chassis seen from the back. Bought the whole thing from a high school friend. I was a proud owner of a Stringray 2. That amp with my Tele was one of the classic guitar tones right there at my fingers. Some may have stayed in the U.