'79 MM Sabre

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'79 MM Sabre

Post by thedudeabides » 17 Jun 2018, 12:32

Hey Folks, just got this guy back from a refret and fingerboard refinish....and loving it. Great worn-in playability, and huge variety of tones from this one.
Any other Sabre fans on the forum?

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Re: '79 MM Sabre

Post by vin-tone » 17 Jun 2018, 13:01

That looks like my old girl. I owned that from the mid 90s. The funk is strong in that one.
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Re: '79 MM Sabre

Post by thedudeabides » 17 Jun 2018, 13:45

Yep, the very same one Vin.
The coil split mod is genius.
Might gig it this arvo.
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Re: '79 MM Sabre

Post by vin-tone » 17 Jun 2018, 14:28

I used to play with a guy who collected instruments - had original P's, J's a 70's Ray, Strats, Hammond etc.. Every time I opened the case I'd hear a murmer... "You bastard".
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Re: '79 MM Sabre

Post by onehandclapping » 17 Jun 2018, 20:19

Had one of those years ago,actually preferred it to the few Stingrays I had from the same era
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Re: '79 MM Sabre

Post by vin-tone » 17 Jun 2018, 22:29

thedudeabides wrote:
17 Jun 2018, 13:45
Yep, the very same one Vin.
The coil split mod is genius.
Might gig it this arvo.
Hey wait... You're playing with Jeremy Gronow?
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Re: '79 MM Sabre

Post by thedudeabides » 18 Jun 2018, 11:00

Haha, small world hey Vin.
Looks like I'm the caretaker of your bass, and gig.
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Re: '79 MM Sabre

Post by vin-tone » 18 Jun 2018, 11:34

Thats too freaky. That bass has been playing Jezzas tunes since the 90s... and still is. :rolf:

If you hear any of his old Idiot Son recordings - they were done with the Sabre.
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Re: '79 MM Sabre

Post by Heath » 19 Jun 2018, 19:07

Loving my newer sabre classic, i think its a 2015?
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