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NBD: Musicman

Posted: 18 May 2018, 17:46
by Heath
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Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 18 May 2018, 18:00
by narcdor
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Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 18 May 2018, 18:29
by Classic5
Very nice :cool:

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 19 May 2018, 17:19
by bigswifty
Awesome, I've always wanted one of these. Can I ask what's the weight like on it out of curiosity?
Mike

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 19 May 2018, 17:25
by ozrider
Needs tort! haha I've always gassed for one of these.. but I play fivers now :(

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 19 May 2018, 18:10
by Heath
There's still a rosewood board one in muso' s...but I'm a sucker for birdseye haha, I'm at a gig with it at the moment but I'll weigh it later, it's definately lighter than my Warwick though

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 19 May 2018, 21:40
by thedudeabides
Nice. Sabres are great.

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 19 May 2018, 22:10
by NotTheFish
I had an '87 just like this.. It was the heaviest bass I have ever owned. I loved slapping on it. Like this one it had a beautiful birdseye neck.

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 20 May 2018, 10:23
by Heath
So the sabre weighs 4.6kg, in comparison
Sandberg - 3.8kg
Fender - 4kg
Bbne2 - 4.5
Warwick - 5.1

It sounded pretty damn good, mostly used it in the all 4 coils or full rear and single front coil position, had that signature musicman growly tone to it, was having a close look at it and there is soooooo much lacquer on the fretboard that it acts as a ramp up to most the frets

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 20 May 2018, 10:40
by ozrider
I won't say that's heavy ... for musicman. I think my SR5 is up around 4.9kg. It is heavy but just sounds great and I have to use a super wide DSL strap (5" padded), which I've just gone looking for online and it would appear they don't make them anymore - should have bought two :cry

I would love a 5 string sabre...

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 20 May 2018, 12:55
by Heath
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There you can kinda see just how much lacquer is on the fingerboard

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 21 May 2018, 08:29
by Snoopygore71
Nice Heath, what was your thoughts or motivation for picking up a Sabre? I love mine and tend to run it on the backup as well. The Sabre seems to get ignored compared to the Stingray and Sterling.

Cheers

Steve

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 21 May 2018, 11:11
by Heath
i tend to like basses just that little left of centre, ive always wanted a stingray 5, but good ones seem to be quite rare, there was an all black neck through stingray 5 at musos corner where i bought the sabre but at almost double the price of the sabre, it just wasnt worth it, the sabre was more comfortable and sounded better to me

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 21 May 2018, 16:53
by bigswifty
Cool bass Heath, even if it's a bit of a porker at 4.6kg. Having said that, I would still love to have one. Enjoy!
Mike

Re: NBD: Musicman

Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 09:12
by Heath


little demo of the sabre with the rotosound mark king funkmaster strings (30-50-70-90)