Fender Japan Mustang Bass MB98-70SD Vintage White 1998
Fender Mustang Bass, vintage white, crafted in Japan 1997-00. These are just so cool, and in the increasingly rare instances I manage to score one for the shop, they very seldom last long. The combo of the small and light offset body, short 30" scale, slim Jazz Bass style neck shape and simple hardware make this sublimely easy to play. Being a short scale, there's a naturally short sustain and thumpy attack that emphasises a thick and tuneful fundamental note with a plump roundness to the tone. It's a great tone for surf, punk or grungy stuff where simple, percussive bass lines rule the roost. The faded creamy finish is a surefire winner and will absolutely do it's best work on stage, just like you, right?
Model: Fender 'Vintage Collection' Mustang Bass (MG98-70SD)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 1997-00 (serial O037371)
Finish: olympic white, 3-ply red tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.35" radius, 30" scale
Pickups: Duncan Designed MB1 single coil
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a dimple on the top edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has some dimples around the back and bottom edges and a decent long scuff in the middle of the body. The sides have a couple of scuffs on the top horn, some dimples in the elbow area and some dents and scuffs near the jack. The front has a handful of dimples surrounding the bridge and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, intonation is good, neck is straight, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 45/105s.