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2009 Rickenbacker 4001 C64 Bass

2009 Rickenbacker 4001 C64 Bass

Rickenbacker introduced the 4001 bass in 1961 as an improved version of their first bass, the 4000 (introduced in 1957). The 4001 sported the same distinctive ‘crested wave’ body shape, but added a neck pickup and the cast bridge with built-in adjustable mute.

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Fender Teams Up With Justin Meldal-Johnsen For Artist Signature Series JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass

Fender Teams Up With Justin Meldal-Johnsen For Artist Signature Series JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) released the JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass, the latest addition to the Fender Artist Signature Series that debuted at Summer NAMM 2017.  Evocative of JMJ’s (Justin Meldal-Johnsen) versatile music background, the bass is modeled after his own vintage 1966 Daphne Blue 4-string Mustang Bass. Often working behind the scenes, JMJ has used his prized Mustang Bass and diverse talents – from playing to producing – to make a big impact on the modern rock genre in collaboration

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Twelfth Fret Repair Shop Broken Headstock Fix

Twelfth Fret Repair Shop Broken Headstock Fix

One of the surprisingly common events that brings instruments to The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop is a broken headstock.

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Godin A4 Ultra Fretless Bass

Godin A4 Ultra Fretless Bass

Featuring a chambered Silver maple body with a spruce top, a rock maple neck with either an ebony (on the fretless models) or rosewood (on the fretted models), the Godin A4 Ultra Fretless Bass offers a very wide range of tonal possibilities. The bridge is ebony with a pin design, very unusual for an electric bass!

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1974 Rickenbacker 330 Natural (consignment) SOLD

1974 Rickenbacker 330 Natural (consignment) SOLD

One of the iconic 1960’s guitars, the Rickenbacker 330 features a mostly hollow maple body with a distinctive ‘crescent moon’ cutway body style.

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1964 Fender Precision Bass Sunburst (consignment) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

1964 Fender Precision Bass Sunburst (consignment) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

By 1964, the Fender Precision Bass was the most used electric bass in the world, appearing on all kinds of stages and recordings and spawning endless numbers of copies.

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