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PRE-ERNIE BALL BASSES




STINGRAY (Jun 1976 - Mar 1984)

Rare serial number beginning with the digit "8" (not letter 'B'):
8003815..1977 (circa). Walnut with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.



One of the first. B001013. "Cutlass 1"


1976 "Radio" Knobs. "GareyGS".


1976 Fretless. "Aussie Mark".


Webmaster's 1979 Bass.

A NOTE ON THE USE OF ROSEWOOD AND EBONY, SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION, THE USE OF BLACK EPOXY ON PRE-AMPS, BODY CONTOURING & BRIDGES.

Although Rosewood was used for fretless Basses, fretted Rosewood was not introduced as an option until very late 1979 (or very early 1980). At the same time fretless Basses changed from Rosewood to Ebony.

Initially the Sting Ray serial number was located on the neck plate. At the end of 1978 (Nov-Dec) the serial was moved from the neck plate to the bridge. At the same time the words "Music Man" were added to the rear of the bridge. Prior to this the rear of the bridge was blank. The Sabre Bass has always had the serial number located on the bridge since it's introduction at the end of 1978.

Black epoxy was deleted from the Sting Ray and Sabre pre-amps at the beginning of 1979.

During the Pre-EB period all Sting Ray Basses had slab bodies (no contouring). However all Sabre Basses were contoured.

Sabre Basses have always had top loading bridges (no strings through the body). Although top loading bridges weren't introduced on the Sting Ray untill late 1979, examples of bridges allowing strings through the body can be found up to 1983.

X00205..1976. "X" denotes a prototype. See pics at page 9 of 1976 MM Catalogue. Black with maple. White pg. Plastic "radio" Knobs'.
B001000..First production model MM serial number. Reference "Fender The Inside Story" by Forrest White. Production commences June 1976. Natural with Flamed Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Knurled metal knobs.
B001001..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple. 
B001002..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple. 
B001003..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple. 
B001004..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple. 
B001005..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple. 
B001006..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple. 
B001007..1976. From June NAMM Show 1976. Came in a set which included a Guitar (set number 7...see above). Natural with Maple.
B001008..1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "Radio" knobs latter replaced with metal. Presented to Carle Radle by Eric Clapton and used during 1977 tour of  Japan. Signed on rear "nobuo Kawabayashi". See "Picture Gallery 4" and "Rare Basses Gallery".
B001011..1976. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. "Radio" knobs. "TM" on headstock logo.
B001013..Neck 16 June 1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. Black Plastic "radio" Knobs. Was originally used by an Australian supplier as a "demonstrator". One of the very first! 
B0010xx..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. "Radio" knobs.
B001014..1976. Natural with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Plastic "Radio" knobs. Given to original owner by Leo Fender and used on Johnny Carson Show. 
B001018..Body 8 July 1976 written in pencil along with "MAN". Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Original pre-amp replaced with an Ernie Ball 3 band EQ pre-amp. (Italy).
B001024..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. "Radio" knobs. "TM" on headstock logo.
B001026..1976. Sunburst with Maple. A one-off Black PUP with 10 pole pieces especially made and named by Leo Fender as "Old Smoothie". Knurled knobs. Affectionately named "Number 26".
B001027..1976. Natural with Maple (originally Sunburst). Pg removed. Plastic "Radio" knobs. "TM" on headstock logo.
B00105x..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Plastic "Radio" knobs.
B001056..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Plastic "Radio" knobs.
B001057..Aug/Sep 1976. Red with Maple neck. White pg. Plastic "radio" Knobs.
B001058..Neck Aug 1976. Pots dated 1976. Natural (refin). Original colour probably Sunburst as traces of red are located in neck pocket and pre-amp cavity.
B001099..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Metal knobs.
B00106x..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Plastic "Radio" knobs.
B001061..1976. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Metal knobs.
B001065..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Knurled knobs. "TM" on headstock logo. Non-original tuners (no "MM" stamping and stems too long). Appears to be non-original black epoxy pre-amp (more like 1977 or 78 with obvious resoldering). Neck appears to be a refin.
B001091..1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Headstock logo replaced with counterfeit. Epoxy pre-amp replaced with non-epoxy.
B001099..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg.
B001133..Dec/Oct 1976. Natural with Maple neck. Plastic "radio" Knobs.
B001263..1976. Sunburst with maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B001355..Purchased from original owner in Feb 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B001366..Neck 4 Oct 1976. Body 26 Oct 1976. Natural with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Plastic "radio" knobs.
B001429..Sep/Sep 1976. Sunburst with Maple neck. White pg. Plastic "radio" knobs.
B001472..1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "Max Merrit" Band.
B001690..Body 1x (2nd digit unclear) Oct 1976. Neck (replaced) 27 July 1981. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. "Radio" knobs. Bridge in correct forward position.
B001715..Neck 27 Aug 1976 ("MF" initials). Body 24 Aug 1976 ("JPQ" initials). All notations on neck and body pocket are hand written. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. "Radio knobs".
B0018xx..1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B001814..1976. Vol pot 17th week of 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Radio knobs. "TM" on headstock logo. Weight 9lbs 6ozs.
B001846..Neck 2 Oct 1976. Body 16 Oct 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg.
B001847..1976. Described as special order in White.
B001950..Owner says 1976 however "MM" and an unreadable serial is visible on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. (Perhaps a latter Bass with non-original neck plate?). Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B001978..Neck 12 July 1978. Body 20 Mar 1978 (year is correct). Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B002000..Sep/Oct 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Plastic "radio" Knobs.
B002001..Purchased late 1970's. Black with Maple. Metal control knobs.
B002003..Neck Dec 1976, Body Nov 1976. Sunburst. White pg. White PUP.
B002xxx..1976. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Metal knobs. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002024..1976. Sunburst with Maple. Original White pg replaced with Mirror.
B002030..Neck Jan 1978!!! and Body Feb 1978!!! Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B002037..Body 20 Sept 1976 with initials "CHS" and "JPQ" (date and initials in pencil). Neck stamp 29 Sept 1978. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.(perhaps a replacement neck?). Pots dated 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Radio knobs.
B002043..Purchased 1976.
B002047..Neck 14 Oct 1976. Body 13 Sept 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Radio knobs. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002056..1976. Sunburst.
B002058..Purchased 1976. 2nd MM Bass to be sold in Atlanta. Sunburst with Maple.
B002076..Neck 3 Nov 1976 (signed 'Joey'). Body 8 Dec 1976 (signed 'JPQ'). Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Plastic "radio" Knobs. Black PUP. One-piece body. Owner found in storage room at back of music store circa 96. Sold to him as N.O.S. Still in original shipping box.
B002079..Neck 21 Feb 1977. Body 7 Jan 1977 (Signed "Joey" in pencil). Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B002085..Both neck and body dated 3 Nov 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg.
B002087..1976. Sunburst with Maple. Non-original electronics. "TM" on headstock logo.
B00210x..Body 1 Nov 1976. Neck pencil markings unreadible but encircled "R" on headstock logo (perhaps replacement neck). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Metal knobs. As with many early Basses, bridge is positioned further back towards end of body making intonation difficult. Original intonation screws replaced with longer ones.
B002139..Body 26 Oct 1976. Neck 15 Mar 1978 (replaced?). Sunburst. Radio knobs.
B002156..Neck 16 Dec 1976 (signed 'Andy'). Body 10 Jan 1977 (signed 'Joey', and what looks like script initials LF). Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. Non-MM bridge. Brass nut.
B002165..Described as "Birth Date 9 Mar 1977". This would be either the Neck or Body date. Natural with Maple.
Black pg. "TM" appears on headstock logo. "Mace Bailey" appears on fretboard at heel of neck.
B002174..1977 (circa). White with Maple. Black pg. 
B002186..Feb 28th/Feb 24th 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White pickup cover.
B002190..Neck Jan 1977. Body Dec 1976. Natural. White pg. White PUP.
B002218..Neck 17 Dec 1976 with "Andy". Body 27 Oct 1976. Bass pot 18th week of 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Metal knobs. "TM" on headstock logo. "Michael Hales" engraved on battery cover. Pre-amp is period-correct for 1976.
B002219..1976-1977 (circa). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg (originally White pg). Purchased second-hand 1979. 
B002222..Owner unsure whether 1976 or 1977. Sunburst.
B002223..Neck May 1977. Body Feb 1977. Black. White pg. Black PUP.
B002242..Neck Oct 1976. Body Oct 1976. Natural. Black pg. White PUP.
B002246..Neck 3 Feb 1977. Body 21 Mar 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Metal knobs.
B002x73..Neck Mar 1977. Body Feb 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP.
B002253..Neck 21 Feb 1977. Body 11 Jan 1977 and signed "Joey" (?). Black with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. "TM" on headstock logo. Vol pot "1377646" "BW7981" "25K AUD". Treble pot "LIN 1377637". Bass pot "AUD 1377646". Black epoxy pre-amp with red capacitor.
B002265..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP.
B002276..Neck dated 1977. Pots dated 23 week of 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B002286..1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002289..Neck 1 Feb 1977 with name "Andy" (printed). Body 7 Jan 1977 with name "Joey" (running writting in pencil). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B0023xx..Owner says 1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP.
B002303..1977. Sunburst. Black pg. Non-stock Rosewood.
B002305..1977. Natural with 1979 Sabre Maple neck. Black pg. WHITE pickup.
B002318..Neck 26 Jan 1978. Originally Back with Maple. Refin in White ("Uriah Heep").
B002331..Body 10 Feb 1977 (signed "Joey" in pencil). Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B002338..Believed to be late 1976. Black with Maple. Black pg. 
B002342..Neck 4 March 1977. Natural. White PUP. Three-piece joined. Weight 11 lbs.
B002348..Late Feb/Early March 1977.
B002352..Neck 4 Mar 1977. Body 22 Feb 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.  "TM" on headstock logo.
B002353..Neck March 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. Metal control knobs. Case has brown interior.
B002382..Neck and body both dated 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 
B002400..Neck 11 March 1977. Body 28 Feb 1977 (signed "Joey" and initials "JPK" ?). Natural with Maple. Original pre-amp but pickup replaced with two Bill Lawrence pickups. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002410..Purchased 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. WHITE PUP.
B002415..1977 (circa). White refin (originally Sunburst). Black PUP.
B002419..Neck 23 Feb 1977. Body 28 Jan 1977. Sunburst with Maple. 2 piece body. White pg. Black PUP. Black epoxy pre-amp. One pot dated 46th week of 1976. Rated 8 out of 10. European Owner.
B002420..Year 1976 or 77. Sunburst with Flamed Maple. White pg.
B002456..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002475..Neck 1 Feb 1977. Body 28 Jan 1977.
B002476..Pots dated 1976. 1976 style pre-amp with red capacitor and 1976 type wiring. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White pickup. "TM" on headstock logo. Strings through body. Serial on neck plate.
B002489..Neck 16 Dec 1976 ("ANDY" capitals in pencil). Body 7 Jan 1977 ("Joey" running writing in pencil). Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "TM" on headstock logo. Weight 10.4 lbs. Red capacitor on pre-amp.
B002498..Purchased 1976. Original owner. "Radio" knobs. 
B0025xx..Neck 2 Mar 1977. Body 1 Feb 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002506..Described as late 1976/early 1977. Natural with Maple.
B002519..Neck 31 Oct 1978. Body 22 Feb 1977 (signed "Joey"). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Paint pattern in body pocket matches paint pattern on neck heel (original neck). Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case.
B002532..Advertised as 1976. Vol pot code-dated 46th week of 1976. Pre-amp has 3 yellow leadouts to treble control. Natural with Maple. Black pg. WHITE PUP. "TM" on headstock logo. Weight 9.2lbs. Red interior case.
B002551..1 Oct/19 Oct 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg.
B002540..1977 (circa). White (faded to Yellow). White pg. White PUP.
B002556..Neck 4 Mar 1977 (signed "Andy). Body 28 Mar 1977 (signed "Andy"). Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Pre-amp has yellow leadouts to treble control. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002565..Neck 12 Jan 1977. Body 28 Jan 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Original WHITE PUP replaced with Black.. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo. Mute assembly removed.
B002573..Neck Mar 1977. Body Feb 1977 (signed "Joey"). Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP with longer pole pieces. Pre-amp has yellow leadouts to treble control.
B002580..1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002604..Bought second hand 1979. Sunburst with Maple.
B002608..Believed to be 1976. White with Maple. Black pg. Metal knobs. 
B002609..Bought new in 1977. No other info.
B002615..Neck Dec 1976. Body Oct 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Plastic "Radio" knobs.
B002632..Advertised as a 1977 but referred to as a 1978 in description (?). Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Bridge set back towards end of body. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002636..Neck 15 June 1977. Body 13 Sept 1977. Natural with Maple. White pg. "TM" on headstock logo. PUP has long pole pieces.
B002649..Described as 1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 
B002650..1976. Original owner. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Plastic "Radio" knobs.
B002656..Neck Dec 1976 signed "Andy". Body June 1976. FRETLESS. Originally Rosewood now Ebony. 
B002663..Neck 5 Nov 1976. Body 29 Sept 1976. Sunburst with Maple. Non original Clear pg. Black PUP. Normal knurled metal control knobs.
B002677..Neck 22 Oct 1976 with initials "MF". Body 22 Dec 1976 with "Joel" and "DLL". Natural with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Metal knurled knobs. Black epoxy pre-amp with orange capacitor (see Pre-Amp and PUP Page for reference).
B002685..Sep/Oct 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Plastic knobs.
B002689..17 Jan 1977. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B002698..Neck Sept 1977. Body June 1977. Sunburst. Black pg. White PUP.
B002723..Owner believes 1976. Sunburst with Plastic "Radio" knobs.
B002747..Neck Dec 1976. Body 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Gold knobs replace the originals. 
B002760..1977. Natural. Original bridge replaced with Baddass.
B002761..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP.
B002770..1977. Natural. White PUP.
B002771..Neck 4 Jan 1977. Body 20 Dec 1976. Natural with Maple. Original White pg replaced with Black pg. White PUP.
B002786..1977. Original owner. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B002788..Neck 15 Dec 1976 (signed "Andy"). Body 16 Dec 1976 (signed "Joey"). Sunburst with Maple. White pg.
B002791..Bought in 1981. Sunburst.
B002792..Neck "Dec 16 1976" and signed "Andy". Body "Dec 17 1976" and signed "Joey" and "DLL". Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP.
B002799..Neck 21 Feb1977 (signed "Andy"). Body 7 Jan 1977 (signed "Joey" and "R.B."). Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP with long pole pieces. Black epoxy pre-amp. "TM" on headstock logo. Blue interior case.
B002800..Neck 1 Feb 1977. Body 2 Dec 1976. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B0028xx..Neck 5 Jan 1977 (signed "Andy"). Body 4 Nov 1976. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo. 1976 pre-amp
B002802..Neck 12 Jan 1977.
B002803..Neck 11 Jan 1977. Two body dates: 16 Dec written over top of 15 Dec 1976. "Joey" written in pencil. Was refinished in Natural but restored to its original Sunburst.. WHITE pg. Black pup. "Radio" knobs.
B002804..Neck dated 1976. No other info.
B002805..1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. white PUP. Bridge moved back towards end of body.
B002808..1976. Original owner. Natural with Maple. Black pg. white PUP.
B002825..Neck 18 Mar 1978. Body 28 Mar 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Bridged drilled for top-loading.Non-original Bartolini PUP. Red interior case. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B002830..Original owner purchased 1978. Sunburst with Maple.
B002831..Neck 22 Dec 1976 (signed "Andy" in pencil). Body 20 Dec 1976 (signed "Joey" in pencil). Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "TM" on headstock logo. (Ex Alex Al).
B002848..Neck 8 Sept 1977. Body 22 Dec1976 (signed "Joey"). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo (perhaps a latter replacement neck?). String mute assembly missing.
B002852..Neck 22 Dec 1976. Body 6 Jan 1977. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002877..Neck 19 July 1977. Body 20 Sept 1978. Pots date from 1977 and 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
Original Black epoxy pre-amp replaced with a newer non-epoxy. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002885..1977. Natural with Maple.
B002890..Neck 21 Dec 1976. Body 11 Dec 1976. Sunburst with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. Black PUP. Metal knobs. Original Black epoxy re-amp replaced with latter vintage non-epoxy board.
B002897..1977. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black epoxy pre-amp with yellow leads to treble pot. "TM" on headstock logo.
B0029xx..1977. Refinished in Natural.
B002913..2 Feb 1977.
B002916..Feb/Jan 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B002920..Neck 3 Feb 1977. Body 6 Jan 1977.
B002941..Neck 23 Feb 1977. Body 20 Dec 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B002947..Neck 2 Feb 1977. Body 10 Jan 1977. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B002948..Neck 23 Feb 1977. Body 27 Jan 1977. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002949..Neck 1 Feb 1977 ("ANDY" in capital letters with pencil). Body 28 Jan 1977 ("Joey" running writing with pencil). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo. Red interior case.
B002953..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002962..Neck 28 Feb 1977 (signed "Andy"). Body 11 Feb 1977 (signed "Andy"). Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "TM" on headstock logo. Red interior case.
B002976..Owner says 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B002977..Described as 1976. Black with Maple. White pg. One owner. Orange case candy. Metal control knobs.
B00297x..Neck 28 Dec 1976. Body 16 Dec 1976. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Metal knobs. Red interior case.
B002989..Neck 12 Jan 1977 (signed "Joey"). Body 28 Jan 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B002994..1977. Natural refin with Maple. Black pg.
B003xxx..Owner believes a 1976 or 1977. White with Maple. Black pg.
B003xxx..Jan 1977 (neck or body?). White.
B003xxx..Neck and body both Apl 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B003002..Neck 2 March 1977. Body 25 March 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP.
B003014..Neck 14 Feb 1977 "Andy". Body 7 Sep 1977 "Andy" in pencil. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.
B003019..Neck 24 Mar 1977. Body 7 Mar 1977. Natural with Maple.
B003048..Neck 24 Mar 1977. Body 18 Feb 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003060..Purchased 1977. Sunburst with Maple.
B003103..Owner says 1979 (?). Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B003111..1977. No other info.
B003122..Owner believes late 1976 or early 1977. Sunburst.
B00314x..Neck 17 Mar 1977. Body Mar 1977. Natural with Maple. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003146..Neck 11 March 1977. Body 22 March 1977 (and written initials "RB"). Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B003151..1977. Purchased second-hand in 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B003155..Neck 4 March 1977. Body March 1977 (day unreadable). Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo. Serial located on neck plate. Strings through body. Pre-amp has 3 yellow leadouts on left of board.
B003159..Purchased 1977. No other info.
B003230..Purchased new Nov 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. 
B003262..Body dated 1976. Neck dated 1977.
B003273..1976-77. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. 
B003279..1977. Black with Maple.
B003284..Body Mar 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Neck is written "Special". Pre-amp replaced with non-epoxy pre-amp and Black switchable output jack. Pots dated 1979. Blue interior case. Yellow MM strap.
B003307..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003315..1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B003330..Believed to be 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B003363..Purchased 1977. Body 17 Mar 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg and PUP.
B003369..Ordered Nov 1977 and bought Feb 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Serial located on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003444..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B003458..Purchased new 1977. Black with Maple.
B003480..1977. Natural with Maple. Black epoxy pre-amp. "TM" on headstock logo. Vol pot 1377646. Treble pot 1377719. Bass pot 1377646. Formerly Bobby Sheehan "Blues Traveler".
B003488..1977. Natural with Maple. black pg.
B003543..Described as late 1976 to early 1977. Natural. Original fretless Rosewood now fretted. Black pg.
B003548..Jan/Feb 1977. Sunburst with Maple. black pg and PUP.
B003592..Pot dated 12th week of 1978. Natural with Maple. Non-original White pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Serial on neck plate. Black epoxy pre-amp.
B003593..1977. Natural with Maple. 
B003594..Mar/Apl 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.
B003596..Purchased 15 Sept 1977. Sunburst with Maple Black pg. Black PUP.
B003597..1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B0036xx..1977. Natural (refin) with Maple. Black pg.
B003613..Purchases new in 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B003625..1977.
B003645..Neck 24 Mar1977. Body23 Feb 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003665..1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003666..Neck 8 Mar 1977. Body 21 Dec 1976 (and signed "Joey"). Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003669..Owner believes 1977. Black with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B003673..1977. Refin in Natural (original finish unknown). Maple neck. Black pg.
B003674..1977. Natural (refin). Black can be seen in the wood grain. Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003678..Neck 8 Mar 1977. Body 28 Feb 1977. Pots dated 48th week of 1976. Sunburst with Maple. "TM" on headstock logo. Original MM black suede strap.
B003679...Neck 30 Aug 1977. Body 24 Feb 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B003716...1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003723..Neck 17 March 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003731..1977. Dark Blue (non original???) with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Serial on neck plate.
B0038xx..Neck and body both dated 1977. All pots dated 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. Paint is crazing. Serial on neck plate. PUP has longer pole pieces. Red interior case. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003800..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
8003815..1977 (circa). NOTE: serial begins with an "8" and not the letter "B". Thought to be a miss-stamping (See page on Neck Plate Evolution for picture). Walnut with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003816..Neck 19 Apl 1977. Body 4 Apl 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B003825..Neck 17 Mar 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003862..Neck 9 May 1977. Body 18 Apl 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg and PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003899..Mar/Apl 1977. Sunburst with Maple.
B003902...Neck 25 May 1977. Body 21 Apl 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B003907...Neck 19 Apl 1977. Body 18 Apl 1977. Pots date from 35th and 46th weeks of 1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 Bolt neck. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo. Black epoxy has 3 yellow wires going to Treble pot. Extra routing in PUP cavity for the longer pole pieces.
B003930...Neck 7 Apl 1977. Body 14 Dec 1976 (signed "Joey"). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003950...Neck 18 Apl 1977. Body 13 May 1977. Refin in White. Original Maple fretboard modified with non-original Rosewood (or Ebony). "TM" on headstock logo.
B003953...1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B003955...Neck April 1977. Body May 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B00395x...Neck 25 May 1977. Body 23 May 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. PUP has longer pole pieces. Pre-amp has yellow leadouts to treble pot. Pots dated 1976. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004xxx..1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B004011..Both neck and body dated 29 Nov 1977. Owner got hold of this Bass in very bad condition. Painted with silver metalic. Thinks the original finish is sunburst. Now in Fire Engine Red.
B004027..Body 30 Nov 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg and PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004034..1977. Original owner. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B004041..Purchased new in July 1977. Walnut.
B004048..Neck and body both dated 1977 (although days and months aren't clearly legible, it would appear that June is the month with respect to the neck). Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" appears on headstock logo.
B004057..1977. Sunburst.
B004091..Owner says 1977. Natural with Maple. black pg. Brass nut. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B004134..Neck 20 May 1977. Body 7 June 1977. Natural with maple. Black pg. black PUP.
B004135..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004137..Neck and body both 8 Aug 1977. Natural Body (originally Walnut). Maple neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. PUP has long pole pieces.
B004178..Dated 1978 but unclear if this is located on the neck or body. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B004200..Neck 10 June 1977. Refin Black (originally Natural) with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004210..Neck 8 July 1977. Body 17 June 1977. White with Maple. Black pg. Ash body. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004214..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Strings through body. 
B004219..1977. Inca Silverwith with Rosewood. Black pg.
B004224..1977. Black with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Pup has long pole pieces.
B004233..Owner says 1978. Non-original Gold finish with modified headstock. Serial on neck plate. Strings through body. 3 Bolt neck. Black epoxy pre-amp.
B004238..Neck 30 Dec 1977. Body 3 June 1977. Inca Silver with Birdseye Maple. White pg.
B004243..Neck Oct 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. PUP has longer pole pieces.
B004247..Neck 16 June 1977. Body June 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004270..Neck 8 June 1977. Body 11 May 1977. Vol pot dated 28th week of 1977. Black (originally Sunburst) with Maple. Ernie Ball Tort pg. Serial on neck plate. 3 bolt neck. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004313..Body 14 June1977. No neck date. Red with Maple. Black pg. All hardware gold plated.Owner advises body refinished in non-original colour but can't confirm originality of gold plating. Encircled "R" on headstock. Older pickup (longer pole pieces and extra routing in pickup cavity).
B004319..1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B004333..Neck 11 Nov 1977. Body 17 Oct 1977. Natural with Maple. Encircled "R" on headstock.
B004374..1977. White.
B004377..24 July 1977 (unknown whether body date or neck date). Black with Maple. Black pg.
B004387..Neck 8 Jun 1977. Body 24 May 1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.
B004419..Neck Dec 1977. Body Aug 1977. Walnut with Maple. White pg. Black PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004429..Neck 19 Dec 1977. Body 13 (?) Aug 1977. Black (with white undercoat). Maple neck. Black pg and PUP. Epoxy pre-amp. Brass nut. Serial on neck plate.
B004436..Neck Feb 1977. Body June 1977. Walnut with Maple. black pg. Non-original brass nut.
B004439..1977. White with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004440..Neck 3 June 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Replacement Bartolini PUP. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo. Battery cover engraved "Gerald David James Hardy 11-25-77". Red interior case.
B004444..1977. Non-original Burgundy finish with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004446..Neck 26 July 1977. Body 14 July 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo. Weight
11.5 lbs. Older style PUP with longer pole pieces. Two pots dated 23rd week of 1977.
B004460..1977. Inca Silver.
B004463..Neck 16 June 1977. Body 18 Apl 1977. Refin in Gold over Silver (perhaps Inca). Maple neck with brass nut. Black pg. Further refin in Seafoam Green.
B004504..Jun/May 1977. Inca Silver with Maple.
B004518..Neck dated 1977. Originally Inca Silver. Refinished in Black.
B004528..Purchased new in Sept 1977. Natural with Maple.
B004555...1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B004575...1977. Neck 1 Sept 1977 (?). Natural with Maple. black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B004585..Neck 21 Aug 1978!!! Body 15 Aug 1977. Natural with Maple.
B004598..Neck 8 Aug 1977. Body 16 May 1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B004601..1977. Black with Maple. Black pg and PUP.
B004617..Neck 5 Jan 1978. Body 12 Dec 1977. Walnut with Maple. 
B004620..1977. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg.
B004627..Owned since 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B004644..1977.White with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004647..1977. Purchased new in July 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. 
B004671..1977.
B004676..Neck 2 Dec 1977. Body 15 Dec 1977. Natural with maple.
B004681..1977. Sunburst with Maple.
B004683..1977. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B004694..Neck 19 July 1977. Body 16 June 1977. One pot code-dated 28th week of 1977. Pre-amp has yellow leadouts to treble pot. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo. Teardrop case.
B004721..Neck 19 June 1977. Body 1 March 1977. Refinished in Natural (originally Sunburst). Maple neck. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B004739..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004753..1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.  "TM" on headstock logo.
B004762..Owner says 1977. Black with flamed Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004796..Neck 28 Sept 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. Black epoxy pre-amp replaced with non-epoxy. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B004807..1977. Purchased 28 May 1978. Inca Silver.
B004809..Owner believes 1977. No other info.
B004843..Neck 16 June 1977. Body 14 July 1977. Purchased new on New Years Eve 1977. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo. Pre-amp pot dated 28th week of 1977. Longer pickup magnets with deeper routing in pickup cavity. Red interior case.
B004849..Body Dec 1977. Neck Feb 1979 (replacement). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Pre-amp has 3 violet wires going to treble pot.
B004852..Neck 9 June 1977. Body 24 May 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Brass nut. "TM" on headstock logo.
B004863..1977 Refin in Natural (originally Sunburst) with Maple. Black pg.
B004871..Body 13 Jan 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Black epoxy pre-amp with violet leads to treble pot. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B004887..Neck date 15 Dec 1977. Tabacco burst. Centre-joined Alder. Weight 9 lbs.
B004913..1977. Black with Maple.
B004932..1977. Black with Maple.
B004942..1977. Walnut (refin) with Maple. Black pg.
B004991..Neck 11 Aug 1977. Body 18 Aug 1977. Natural with Maple.
B005xxx..Body Dec 1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP.
B005xxx..1977. White aged to Blonde. Maple neck. Black pg and PUP.
B005001.. Believed to be 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Serial on neck plate.
B005016..Neck 16 Aug 1977. Body 3 Aug 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005066..1977. Inca Silver (aged to Green) with Maple. 
B005081..1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B005118..1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg and PUP.
B005125..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005130..Neck Date 21 Jan 1977. White. Two-piece off-centre joined. Weight just over 10 lbs.
B005147..1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B005157..Neck 1978. Body 1977.
B005166..Neck 11 Aug1977. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B005180..1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B005305..Neck Jan 1977. Body Feb 1978 (not 1977). Black with Maple. Black pg. Violet lead-outs on left of pre-amp board. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B0053xx..Neck 29 July 1977. Body 17 June 1977. Pots dated 23 week of 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo. PUP has long pole pieces.
B005316..Neck 13 Oct 1977. Body 26 Oct 1977. Natural. Black pg and PUP. Custom ordered PUP wound hotter. Used on many recordings. Played by Flea, Lary Graham, Verdine White and others. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Teardrop case.
B005337..Neck 20 July 1977. Body 11 Apl 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo. Serial on neck plate.
B005358..Original neck 3 June 1977 with "TM" on logo. Sunburst with birdseye Maple. Neck replaced by MM in 1981-82.
B005371..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B005380..1978 (Maybe earlier). Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on neck plate. "TM" appears on headstock logo. 
B005381..Body date Dec 1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B005382..Body date 6 Dec 1977. Natural with Maple. black pg.
B005401..1977. Natural refinished in Natural. Maple neck. Black pg. Neck replaced. Headstock logo replaced. Serial on neck plate.
B005431..Body 19 Aug 1977. Fitted with 3 bolt fretted Rosewood neck dateed 6 Apl 1982. Refin in Shoreline Gold. White pg. Serial located on 3 bolt neck plate. Strings through body. Body is contoured (perhaps special order or "Artist" Bass). Pickup has newer short pole pieces as opposed to pickups on 1976 and early 1977 Basses.
B005468..Neck Jan 1978. Body Mar 1978. Walnut with Maple. black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005469..Neck 8 Jan 1978. Body 30 Dec 1977. Originally Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Pg now removed and refinished in Walnut.
B005508..1977. Natural with Maple. Pg removed. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Blue interior case.
B005523..1977. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg.
B005524..1977 (circa). Walnut with Maple. black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B005533..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B005551..Neck Jan 1978. Bought new. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B005552..Neck 11 Aug 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005568..Dated June and July 1977. Black with Maple. "TM" on headstock logo.
B005569..Neck 29 July 1977. Body June 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B005574..16 Dec1977 (not clear if this is body date or neck date). Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B005579..1977. Natural. 
B005580..Body 29 Nov 1977. Original neck replaced with a Sabre Maple neck 22 Mar 1979. White. Black pg. Pre-amp replaced with 3EQ Ernie Ball pre-amp.
B005588..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005601..1977. Sunburst with Maple.
B005609..Neck and body dated 1977. Inca Silver.
B005620..Bought new in 1978. Sunburst.
B005622..Bought new in 1986. Sunburst.
B005628..Body and Neck July 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B005646..Purchased 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B005698..Original owner purchased new in 1978. Natural with Maple.
B005699..Ordered late 1977 and received Feb 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. 
B005706..Neck 8 Aug 1977. Body11 Aug 1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B005710..1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B005725..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005726..1977. White with FRETLESS MAPLE. Said to be 34.5 inch scale length (not the normal 34 inch scale). Black pg. WHITE PUP. "RADIO" knobs. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Strings through body and 3 bolt neck. Serial on neck plate.
B00577x...Neck Aug 1977. Body Dec 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Bridge moved forward (early 76 Basses have bridge closer to end of body). Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005771...1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005799...1977. White with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005808..1977. Brown with Maple. Black pg.
B005832..Neck 21 Nov 1977. Body 21 Dec 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B005840..1977.
B005845..1977. Sunburst with Birdseye Maple. Black pg.
B005906..1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B005922..1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B005940..Neck 20 Oct 1977. Body 8 Aug 1977. Black (originally Walnut) with Maple. Black pg.
B005942..12 Sept 1978/22 Feb 1978. Brown with Maple. Black pg. Affectionately known as "Brownie".
B005965..Neck 29 July 1977. Body 17 June 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B005979..1977. Natural with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. Serial on neck plate. Strings through body bridge.
B0060xx..1977. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B0060xx..Body 18 Aug 1977. White with non-original Rosewood Warmoth neck and after-market headstock logo. Black pg.
B006014..Neck 2 Jun 1977. Body 12 Aug 1977. Pot Codes 1377728, 1377733 and 1377733. Black with Maple. Black pg and PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B006062..Owner says 1978 (!!!???). Inca Silver with Maple. black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006064..Bought Feb 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 
B006065..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006072..Purchased Dec 1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. 
B006080..Neck 29 July 1977. Body 20 July 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Original owner. 
B006087..1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. 9.5lbs.
B006130...1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B006135...Neck 23 Sep1977. Body 13 Oct 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neckplate.
B006143...1977. No other info.
B006156..Neck 21 Aug 1976. Body Oct 1977 (Day of month unreadable). FRETLESS. Confirmed Rosewood Board. White finish aged to Butterscotch. Black pg. Black PUP. (Ex Todd Hunter. Band "DRAGON" New Zealand/Australia).
B006168..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B006169..1977. Natural with Maple. "TM" on headstock logo.
B006171..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006194..1977 (circa). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006273..Neck 5 Aug 1977.
B006274..1977. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg.
B006277..1977. Inca Silver with Maple.
B006285..1977. Inca Silver with Maple.
B006289..Neck 9 Aug 1977. Body 30 Aug 1977. Purchased new 3 Feb 1978. Originally Walnut finish. Maple neck. Black pg. Black PUP.
B0063xx..1977. Owner describes Burst as a brown to gold. Maple neck. Black pg.
B006310..1977. Said to be a prototype and 1 of 4 made. Maple body with fretless Maple neck. Originally Natural but refinished in "Daphne Blue". Non-original White pg and White PUP. 
B006319..Neck 4 Aug 1977. Body 9 Aug 1977. Walnut. 
B006334..Neck 25 July 1977. Body 22 July 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. (Finland).
B006346..Neck 3 Jan 1978. Body 5 Jan 1978. Sunburst with maple. Black pg.
B006360..Neck June 1977. Body Aug 1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B006384..1977.Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B006389..Purchased new in 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through body. "TM" appears on headstock logo.
B006392..Jul/Jul 1977. Sunburst with Maple.
B006402..Body date 18 Nov 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B006407..Neck Jan 1978. Refin in Natural. Non-original Black pg.
B006419..Purchased new Nov 1977. White with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case. 
B006437..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006447..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B006501..Advertised as 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Weight 10lbs 7ozs.
B006510..Described as a 1978 or 1979. Walnut with Maple. Serial on neck plate. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case. 
B006559..Neck and Body both Jan 1978. Initials "JS" in neck pocket. Pots date to 1976. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Two piece body. Weight 9lbs 6ozs. Pickup cavity is routed for older PUPs (with longer pole pieces) but newer PUP with shorter pole pieces fitted. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006579..Neck 31 Mar 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Non-original thumb rest above E string. Serial on neck plate.
B006592..Neck 27 Feb 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 
B006607..1977. Natural Refin with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B006613..1978 (circa). White with Maple. Black pg.
B006632..Neck March 1978. Body Jan 1978. Bass pot is code-dated 33rd week of 1977.Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Pre-amp has 3 violet leadouts to treble pot.
B006633..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Teardrop case.
B006637..Body 31 Jan 1978. Neck date removed by previous owner while doing a refinish in purple. Originally White with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Epoxied Pre-Amp. 3 piece body. Refinished in natural.
B006654..Purchased new 7 Aug 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006676..Believed to be 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B006679..Believed to be 1977 or 1978. White with Ernie Ball Maple neck. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Strings through body.
B006687..1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body.
B006694..Bought new early 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Red interior case.
B0067xx..1977. Sunburst. Rosewood Fretless.
B006713..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006717..1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B006775..Neck 31 Oct 1978. Body 27 Sep 1978. Sunburst with non-original (?) lined fretless Rosewood. Black pg. Back of headstock signed "Christian McBride". Wider 12th fret position side dots.
B006798..Owner says 1977 or 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B006816..1978. Refinished in Orange. Non-original White Pearl pg.
B006834..Purchased 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B006870..Neck 12 Sep 1978. Body 5 June (or July?) 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B006889..1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B006901..Neck 9 Aug 1978. Body date can't be read. Refinished in dark shade of Trans Red. Maple neck. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006915..Neck date 8 Feb 1978 puched into wood! Refinished in White (body pocket completely painted). Patches of bare wood visible on rear. No pg. No pg holes visible. Maple neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Control plated fitted with Ernie Ball replacement pre-amp. Jack replaced with switch type introduced circa 1980. 3 bolt neck.
B006929..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B006932..Neck 6 Feb 1978. Body 9 Jan 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006978..Neck early 1979. Body late 1978. Serial on neck plate. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Weight 10.5lbs.
B006982..Described as a 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Strings through body. Body constructed of 3 pieces wood.
B006984..Purchased 2nd hand in 1978 or 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial located on neck plate. Red interior case. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006997..Body 17 Feb 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. PUP cavity routed for longer pole pieces. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case. 
B007xxx..Neck 20 Oct 1977. Body 17 Oct 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. No serial on neck plate (perhaps after market plate). Owner recalls serial number.
B007005..Neck dated 1978. Originally Black (refin in Natural). Black pg.
B007025..Neck 9 Aug 1978. Body 24 Feb 1978. Purchased new 6 Nov 1978 for $776 Aust. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B007026..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B007033..1978. White (aged to Blonde) with Maple. Black pg.
B007039..1978. White with Maple. Black pg.
B007045..1978. Walnut. Black pg.
B007068..Neck and Body Feb 1978. White with Maple. Non-original Tort pg.
B007070..Purchased in 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Serial on neck plate and not bridge. Non-epoxy pre-amp with switching output jack.
B007077..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Blue interior case.
B007110..Neck 8 Feb 1978. Body 17 Jan 1978. Originally Sunburst but now Natural. Maple neck. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Pre-amp has Violet lead-outs on left side of board.
B007120..Late 1977. Walnut with Maple. 
B007146..1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Violet leadouts from circuit board to treble pot.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo. One pot dated 33rd week of 1977.
B007148..Neck 27 Jan 1978. Body 8 Feb 1978. Black with Maple. White pg. Bridge with replacement mutes. Epoxied preamp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007159..1978. Fitted with Rosewood neck dated 17 Jan 1981. Black. Black pg.
B007171..Purchased 1979. 
B007182..Neck 1978. Body 1977. Tobacco Burst with Maple.
B007195..Bought new 1978. Black with Maple. 
B007197..Owner believes he bought new in 1976 or 77 (?). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007229..Neck 7 Sept 1978. Body 14 Aug 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Black epoxy pre-amp. Serial on neck plate. Red interior case. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007230..Neck 7 Sept 1978. Black with Maple. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007236..Neck and body both dated Feb 1978. White with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Black epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007251..Either neck or body dated Jan 1978. Originally Black. Now Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Serial on neck plate.
B007303..1978. Refinished in Blue
B007307..1978. Inca Silver.
B007310..Neck 11 Feb 1978. Body 25 Jan 1978. Appears a refin in Walnut stain. Maple neck. Mute assembly and pg missing. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007332..Neck Nov 1977. Body March 1978. Refinished with dark woodgrain. Refitted with Badass bridge and White Sparkle pg. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007378..Neck Aug 1978. Refinished in Red (originally Black). Maple neck. Black pg. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007380..Neck 11 Feb1978. Body 16 Jan 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007381..Neck 27 Jan 1978. Body 8 Dec 1977. Pot codes "1377731" and "1377733" (1977 pots). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Black epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007397..Neck 22 March 1978. No Body date but has number "2" in circle. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B0074xx..1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007402..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Pre-amp has violet leadouts to treble control. Treble pot dated 33rd week of 1977.
B007405..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg.  Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007412..Neck 18 Aug 1978. Body 21 Mar 1978. Natural with Maple.
B007441..Guesstimation 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B007470..Neck and Body both dated 11 Jan 1978. Body refinished with Brown stain. Maple Neck. black pg.
B007486..1978. Black with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. Serial on neckplate. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007500..1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007513..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B007518..1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B007530..1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007540..Neck 7 Feb 1978. Body 25 Jan 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B007583..1978. Inca Silver with Fretless Rosewood. Black pg.
B007585..March 1978. Natural (could be a refin). Maple neck. Black pg and PUP.
B0076xx..Neck 14 Feb 1978. Body Feb 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Pre-amp has violet leadouts to treble pot. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007623..1978. Walnut with Maple.
B007627..1978. Walnut with Maple. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007663..Neck 14 Feb 1978. Body 9 Feb 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo. Long pole pieces on pickup. Pre-Amp has 3 violet leadouts to treble pot.
B007688..1978. Natural with Moses graphite neck. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Vol pot dated 1977.
B007690..Purchased new in 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B007700..1978. Walnut with MapleWhite pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B007706..Bought 1980. White refin with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck.
B007710..Described as 1978. Natural with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. Non-original Basslines pre-amp. Serial on neck plate.
B007779..Neck Jan 1978. Body Feb 1978. Sunburst.
B007792..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Bridge moved forward (early 76 Basses had bridge towards end of body). Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Pre-amp has 1977 lead-out wiring colour codes.
B007797..Neck 27 Feb 1978. Body 17 Jan 1978. Pots dated early 1978. Originally Natural but refinished in Black. Maple neck. Non-epoxy pre-amp but appears to have been replaced due to rewiring. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B007799..Jan/Feb 1978. Sunburst with Maple.
B0078xx..Neck 21 Aug 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B0078xx..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Red interior case. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007808..Neck Mar 1978. Body Apl 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B007829..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007843..Body 16 Aug 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B007866..Body Dec 1977. Sunburst. FRETLESS Rosewood. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B007878..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. 
B007879..Neck 1978. Body 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B007881..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Non-original bridge.
B007889..1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg and PUP. No "MM" stamp on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. 3 bolt neck.
B007917..Neck 11 Aug 1977. Body 9 Sept 1977. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B007934..Neck 14 Feb 1978. Body 25 jan 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Missing pg. 3 bolt neck with serial on neck plate. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007941..Neck Oct 1977. Body Feb 1978. Sunburst. Black pg. Bridge moved closer to pg (Early Basses had bridge moved further back towards end of body).
B007951..Neck 29 June 1978. Body Mar 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. S. Weight 9.2lbs.
B007977..1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP.
B007978..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007994..Neck 18 Sept 1978. Body 11 Aug 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B008003..Neck date 11 Aug 1978. Natural with flamed Maple. Two-piece Ash centre-joined. Weight 10.5 lbs.
B008015..1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008023..Purchased second hand in 1981. Sunburst with Maple.
B008048..Neck 16 Oct 1978. Body 11 Aug 1978. Natural with Maple.
B008064..1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B008066..1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008068..Neck 8 Nov 1978. Body 3 Nov 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black epoxy pre-amp replaced with non-epoxy. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008102..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008104..Neck 11 Sept 1978. Refin with Brown stain. Maple neck. Serial on neck plate. Black epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008xxx..Neck 12 Sept 1978. Body 10 Mar 1978.Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Smaller pole pieces but with extra routed PUP cavity for longer pole pieces. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008xxx..Neck Oct 1978. Refinished in Inca Silver by Michael Dolan (luthier). Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008111..1978. Pot codes 33rd week of 1977, 15th week of 1978 and 37th week of 1977. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B008117..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B008132..1978. Bought in 1978. Natural with Maple. black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008133..1978 (circa). No other info.
B008186..Neck 24 Oct 1978. Body 27 Sep 1978. Natural with Maple.
B008212..Appears to have a 1978 black epoxy pre-amp (3 yellow leadout wires). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Truss rod replaced.
B008222..Neck 24 Oct 1978. Body Aug 1978. Natural with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. Original PUP replaced with split P Bass PUP. Pre-amp removed and electronics now passive. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008254..1978. Walnut. Black pg.
B008260..Neck and Body November 1978. One control pot dated 44th week of 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Pre-amp has 3 yellow leadouts from circuit board to treble pot. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case. 9lbs 11ozs weight.
B008269..Neck 14 Nov 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Frets removed and plugged with walnut. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Serial on neck plate. Original 2EQ pre-amp replaced with a 3EQ Ernie Ball pre-amp dated 1993.
B008275..Body date 26 Sept 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Newer style pickup with shorter pole pieces (Longer pole pieces found on 1976 Basses and 1st half of 1977 Basses). Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008292..Neck 25 Oct 1978. Body 18 Oct 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B008324..Bought new 1978. All three pots code-dated 15th week of 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B008326..1978. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008338...Neck 21 Dec 1976. Body 16 Dec 1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. WHITE PUP. Cracks in finish. PUP has long pole pieces.
B008345..Neck 1 Nov 1978. Body 25 Oct 1978. Walnut.
B008363..1978 (circa). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008380..Neck 25 Oct 1978.
B008407..Neck date 3 Dec 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B0084xx..Owner says 1978. Black with Maple.
B008423..1978. Original owner. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B008429..1977. Purchased new. Natural with Maple. 
B008546..Purchased late 1970s. Described as Tobacco Burst.
B008556..Neck Oct 1978. Body stripped to Natural. Maple neck. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008607..Owner says 1977. Natural with Maple. black pg. (Perhaps a seventy eight). Same seller as B008647.
B008629..Owner says 1977. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Non-original replacement EMG pre-amp.
B008647..Owner says 1977. Black with maple. Black pg. (Perhaps a seventy eight). Same seller as B008607.
B008664..1978. Natural (refin) with Maple. Black pg.
B008669..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008705..Owner says 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. No "MM" stamp on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008790..Neck 9 Oct 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Shorter pole pieces. One route PUP cavity. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008792..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B008798..1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B0088xx..Neck 11 Sept 1978. Body 1 Jun 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B008816..1978. No other info.
B008833..Neck 10 Nov 1978. Body 11 Oct 1978. Vol pot 37th week of 1977. Treble pot 15th week of 1978. Bass pot 38th week of 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Pre-amp with three yellow leadouts to treble pot. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008836..Neck 16 Oct 1978. Body Sept 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.Pre-amp replaced with early 1980's Pre-EB pre-amp.
B008841..Neck 15 Aug 1978. Body Apl 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 11.5 lbs. SErial on neck plate.
B008867..Neck and body dated 1978. Pot dated 1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008868..Nov/Nov 1978. Sunburst with maple.
B008871..Neck 29 Sept 1978. Body 28 Feb 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008906..1978. Walnut.
B008916..Neck 11 Oct 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008924..Owner says 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Hipshot extender. No "MM" stamp on bridge. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B008961..Neck Nov 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B008982..Bought new around 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black epoxy pre-amp.
B009xxx..Oct 1978. No other info.
B009xxx..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B009076. Owner believes it could be 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Serial on neck plate. Strings through body and 3 bolt neck.
B009147..Neck Nov 1978. Natural with Maple. Purchased Apl 1979. 
B009172..Body Oct 1978. Sunburst with fretted Rosewood (neck date illegible and fretted rosewood appears to be period-incorrect). Black pg. Serial on 3 bolt neck plate. Neck plate is not the original for this Bass.
B009199..Neck 13 Nov 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B009219..Neck 21 Nov 1978. Body Nov 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Black epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B009262..Neck 22 Feb 1978. Body 25 Aug 1978. Pots 41st week of 1978 and 1st week of 1979. Refin in Trans Lemmon. Maple neck refretted and left unfinished. Black pg. Black epoxy pre-amp replaced with early 1980's Pre-EB non-epoxy pre-amp.  Teardrop case.
B009298..Bought new in 1978. Originally White. Refinished in Blonde. Maple neck. Black pg and PUP. (Northern Norway).
B009417..Owner claims 1977???? (Ebay Item). Walnut.
B009418..Described as 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Evcircled "R" on headstock logo.
B009470..1978 (circa). Black with Maple. Black pg.
B009471..Purchased new in early 1979. Sunburst. Original Teardrop case.
B009544..1978. Original owner. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B009571..1978. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B009610..Neck 21 May 1980. Body 2 Nov 1978. Sunburst with fretted Rosewood. White pg. Serial on neck plate. Note: Neck and pg probably not original to this Bass as fretted Rosewood introduced at end of 1979 and White pg was only an option during 1976-77.
B009703..Neck 23 Jan 1978. Body 2 Nov 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 
B009730..Neck 23 Jan 1978. Body 2 Nov 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B009739..Owner says 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B009780..1978. Encircled "R" after "Music Man" on Headstock Logo indicating 2nd half of 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B009820..Neck 17 Nov1978. Body 7 Nov 1978. Black with Maple. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B009878..Neck Nov 1978. Body Feb 1978. Black with Maple. Black. Epoxy pre-amp replaced with latter Pre-EB non-epoxy. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B009932..Body Nov 1978. Pots code dated 1977. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Serial on neck plate. Black epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B01xxxx...Neck 20 Nov 1978. Refin Sunburst and refin neck. Black pg. Serial and "Music Man" on bridge.
B01xxxx...1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B010010..Neck Jan 1979. Body Jan 1979. Black. Black pg. Black PUP.
B010230..Neck July 1978. Body May 1978. White. Tort pg. Black PUP.
B010364..Owner believes 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial and "Music Man" on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010371..Original owner. Purchased in 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. All pots dated 1978. Orange interior case. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010385..Neck 15 Nov 1978. Body 1 Dec 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "MM" Logo stamped on tail of Bridge. Serial located on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010437..Described as either a 1978 or 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge and "Music Man" on bridge tail. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010500..1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. NOTE "MM" Logo stamped on tail of Bridge. Serial located on bridge. Perhaps a very late 1978 as generally accepted "MM" stamp and serial moved to bridge in 1979. Alternatively, Bass assembled in 1979 with 1978 body and neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010523...Purchased 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Original owner.
B010537..Neck Date 18 July 1979 (serial on bridge). Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. Perhaps a fretless neck refretted...no dot markers on board...side markers at frets and not in between.
B010571..1979. FRETLESS MAPLE. Given by Leo Fender to dealer in 1970's for evaluating instruments. No headstock logo.
B010576..1979. Sunburst with Maple.
B010607..Body 15 Nov 1978. Original Inca Silver refinished in Inca Silver. Maple neck. Black pg. Serial number on bridge and "Music Man" on bridge tail.
B010612..Jan 79. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B0106xx..1978. Treble pot dated late 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black epoxy pre-amp. Serial on bridge and "Music Man" on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Teardrop case.
B010681..Pots date to 44th week of 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black epoxy pre-amp. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010723..Bought 1982. Natural with Maple.
B010724..Owner says 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Original wide leather strap. Red interior case. Serial on bridge.
B010788...Neck Feb 1980. Body date unreadable. Pots date to 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. String through body. 3 bolt neck. Owner says in storage for 23 years as at Apl 2004.
B010847...Neck 17 Jan 1979. Ash body has non-original waist contour. Maple neck. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010851..Neck date 9th Jan 1979. Body undated. Initials "SJ" (pencil running writting) in neck pocket. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. Volume Pot code dated 37th week of 1977. Black epoxy pre-amp. Stored From 1980 to 1997.
B010858..Neck 18 Jan 1979. Body 5 Dec 1978. Inca Silver with Maple.
B0108xx..Neck 23 Jan 1979. Body 19 Jan 1979. White with Maple. White pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B010870..Jan 1979 (unknown whether neck or body date). Inca Silver.
B010906..1978. Sunburst with Maple. 3 bolt neck. 
B010926..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Stored since new with original packing box, hang tag manual, allen keys and strap. Serial on bridge.  
B01095x..Purchased 1980. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010955..Neck 29 Jan 1979. Body 1979 (19th but month not readable). Sunburst with Maple. White pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B010979..Purchased 1978.
B011053..1979. Treble pot dated 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Metal non-switchable output jack.
B011065..Neck 30 Aug 1979. Body 10 Apl 1979. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011083..1979. Refinished Trans Red. Maple neck. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Serial on bridge. Ernie Ball crescent moon pre-amp board fitted.
B011145..Neck 23 Jan 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. String through body bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011183..Described as 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. "Music Man" stamped on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011223..Neck 4 Dec 1978. Body 21 Nov 1978. Neck has a circled "1" and body a circled "2'. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. "Music Man" stamped on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011315..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Serial number located on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011324..Neck 4 Dec 78. Body 1 Dec 7x...last digit unreadable. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge and not neck plate.
B011330..Described as being purchased in Sept 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "Music Man" stamped on bridge tail. Serial located on bridge. Strings through body and 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011344..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Black epoxy pre-amp. Serial on bridge. Strings through body.
Provision on bridge for top loading (non-original?). Body modified with waist contour.
B011419..Neck and body both dated Dec 1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. "Music Man" stamped on bridge tail.
B01142x..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge (not neck plate). 3 Bolt neck.
B011458..Neck 12 Dec 1978. Body Dec 1978 (no day of month recorded). Body signed "SJ" (pencil Running writting). See comment re B011324. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. "MM" stamped on bridge tail.
B011488..Neck 13 Jan 1979. Body undated. Black. Weight 9.5lbs. Black epoxy pre-amp. 
B01153x..(last digit unknown). Very late 1978 or early 79. Black with Maple. Black pg. (Same comment as for B011324).
B011533..1979. Black with Maple. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo. 10.2lbs
B0115xx..Neck 2 Feb 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo.
B011612..Neck 6 Feb 1979. Body Feb 1979. White with Maple. Black pg.
B011655..Body 2 March 1979. Treble pot dated 1978. White with Maple. Black pg. Brass nut. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Non-epoxy pre-amp. 
B011677..1979. White with Black pg.
B011710..Neck 8 May 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011755..Neck 15 Mar 1979.
B011777..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge.
B0118xx..Owner believes 1978 or 1979. Serial on bridge. Bridge tail stamped "MM". Either late 78 (see notes for serial B011324) or early 79. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B011806..1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Torpedo case.
B011822..Neck Mar 1979. Body Feb 1979. Tobacco Burst with Maple. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through body. "MM" on bridge tail.
B011857..1980. LEFT HANDED. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Non-epoxy pre-amp with new switchable black plastic jack.
B011861..Neck 21 Feb 1980. Body 1 Apl 1980. LEFT HANDED. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011885..Neck date Feb1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B01196x..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge and "Music Man" on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011984..Owner believes 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B012xxx..1979. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg.
B012012..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 
B012025..Feb/Jan 1979. White with Maple.
B012026..Neck Feb 79...Body Jan79. White with Maple. Black pg.
B0121xx..1979. Pots dated 1978. Walnut. White pg.
B0122xx..1979. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg.
B012220..1979. White with Maple. Black pg.
B01222x..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Logo tilted towards edge of  headstock. 
B012300..New in 1983 (perhaps old stock). Black with Maple. black pg.
B012305..1979. Refinished in Black with Maple. White pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012325..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012372..Owner believes 1978 or 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial number on bridge.
B012374..1979. White with fretted ROSEWOOD. Black pg.
B012394..Body 27 March 1979. Neck 21 Jan (year not legible). Walnut with Fretted ROSEWOOD. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Non-epoxy pre-amp.
B012427..Described as 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Pots dated 1978.
B012471..Neck 26 Feb 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Non-epoxy pre-amp.
B012474..Neck 26 Mar 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012529
..Owner says 1979. White with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body bridge. "MM" stamped on bridge tail. 3 bolt neck. Non-epoxy pre-amp with tantalum capacitors. Red case lining.
B012559..Owner says 1978. White with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. Serial on Bridge. "Music Man" on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012562..Neck and body both 1979. Natural refin. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012597..Neck 23 Feb 1979. Body 8 Jan 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Non-epoxy pre-amp.
B0125xx..1980. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. String through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge.
B012634..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. strings through body. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012669..Neck 10 Jan 1979. Body late 1978. Black Body. Black pg.
B01267x..Neck 2 Feb 1979. Body 2 Apl 1979. White with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012681..Bought new 1981. Sunburst with Maple. 
B0127xx..Neck, body and pots all dated 1979. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge and "Music Man" on bridge tail. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012710..Bought in 1979. Black with Maple. Serial on bridge and "Music Man" on bridge tail. Strings through body.
B012730..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Strings through body.
B012734..Neck 1 Feb 1979. Body 27 Feb 1979. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg.
B012751..1979.
B012757..1979. Black with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B012760..Neck 21 Feb 1979. Body 1 Feb 1979. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg.
B012764..1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Non-epoxy pre-amp. No switch on jack.
B012769..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Music Man stamp on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012794..Pots date to 41st week of 1979. White with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012796..Late 1978 or 1979. Black with Maple. Pg missing. "MM" on bridge tail.
B012812..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. "MM" on bridge tail. Strings through body.
B012819..Circa 1979. Purchased 1987. Natural.
B012831..Bought new in May 1980. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial number and "Music Man" located on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Original black leather strap embossed with "Music Man" in gold lettering.
B012836..Owner says probably a 1978. "MM" logo is located on the bridge. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B012849..Neck 26 Feb 1979. Bought 10 Dec 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B012865..Neck 28 Feb 1979. Sunburst with Maple. White pg. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012883..Purchased new 1979. Sunburst with Maple Sabre replacement neck. Black pg. 
B012889..Neck 1 Mar 1979. Body 29 Feb 1979. Blonde (Butterscotch) with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.
B0129xx..Neck undated. Body 16 Feb 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Music Man stamp on bridge tail.
B012907..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012917..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012973..Neck 6 Mar 1979. Body 1 Mar 1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge.
B012998..Neck 5 Mar 1979. Sunburst. Black pg. Neck originally Maple but now has non original fretted Ebony.
B012998..Neck 5 Mar 1979.
B013xxx..Neck 17 Aug 1979. Sunburst with FRETLESS Rosewood. Black pg. Weight 9lbs. Width at nut 1.8 inches. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B013082..Neck Mar 1979. White (originally Walnut) with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. 
B013093..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. 
B013133..1979. Walnut (Rootbeer) fitted with a fretted Rosewood Sabre Neck. Black pg. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Music Man stamp on bridge tail. 3 bolt neck.
B013136..Neck 13 Mar 1979. No body date. Refinished in Seafoam Green. Maple neck. Non-original White Pearl pg. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Strings through the body. Non-original Basslines Pup. Non-original Hipshot detuner.
B01316x..1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B013185..Bought new 1979. White with Maple. Black pg. 
B013186..Body Apl 1979. White with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck.
B013188..1979. White with Maple. Black pg.
B013217..Neck and body both Mar 1979. Non-original Candy Apple Red with Maple.
B013228..Neck and body both Mar 1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge.
B013304..Neck 1 Apl 1979. Body 25 Mar 1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Teardrop case.
B013320..New in Dec 1979. White with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B013342..1979. Original owner. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B013349..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B013363..Neck 25 July 1979. Body 11 July 1979. Sunburst with Fretless Rosewood. Black pg.
B013379..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Teardrop case.
B013438..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case.
B013491..1979. Sunburst with FRETLESS Rosewood. Neck subsequently lined and epoxy coated. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body bridge. Teardrop case.
B013508..1979. White with Maple. Black pg.
B013573..1979. Silver (previously Black) with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body bridge. Serial located on bridge. Red interior case.
B013600..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Pre-amp is non-epoxy. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B013601..1980 (circa). Sunburst. Fretted Rosewood neck has frets filed down to make it fretless. Black PUP. Three bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B013625..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Music man stamp on bridge tail.
B013636..Neck 10 Apl 1979. Body 5 Apl 1979. Treble pot code-dated 41st week of 1978. White with Maple. Black pg. 9.4lbs. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B013639..1979. Walnut. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Nut replaced with brass. Modified with Ernie Ball 3 band EQ electronics including jack on underside of body.
B013656..1979. White with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body.
B013657..Neck 9 Apl 1979. Body 2 Apl 1979. Vol pot dates to 1979. Treble pot code date 1377841. Bass pot code date 1377904. White with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Non-epoxy pre-amp and tantalum capacitors. Non-switchable input jack. Serial on bridge.
B013704..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B013774..Body 1979. Sunburst. 
B013790..Neck 27 July 1979. Body 12 July 1979. Natural with Rosewood (?). Fretless. Black pg. Black PUP. The same serial number has the following description: Neck 17 Jan 1979. Body 8 March 1979. White with Maple. Black pg. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Either the serial number for the first discription has been recorded incorrectly or the bridge has been swapped. Serial numbers are unique and are not duplicated.
B013946..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. 
B013959..Neck 24 May 1979. Body 30 March 1979. Walnut with fretless Rosewood. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through body. Non-epoxy preamp with Blue tantalum capacitors and non-switchable jack. Thee yellow wires from pre-amp to treble control
B013962..1979. Described as a two toned Burst. Fretless Rosewood. Black pg and PUP. "MM" and serial on bridge.
B013969..1979. Black with Maple. 
B013984..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B014xx7..1979. Natural with FRETLESS Rosewood.Black PUP. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B014007..Neck 28 June 1978. No body date. Pots are coded 1976. Natural with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. Possibly a refin (traces of white in the grain). Perhaps a parts-Bass with an original white finish. NB however, large stocks of pots were purchased in 1976.
B014xxx..Neck 8 May 1979. Vol pot dated 4th week of 1979. Bass pot dated 2nd week of 1979. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
B014035..Neck 8 Apl 1979. Body May 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Non-switchable jack. Logo in normal position on headstock.
B014036..Natural with Fretless Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B014050..Apl/Mar 1979. White with Maple.
B014067..1979. Natural with fretless Rosewood. No pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on bridge.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B01413x..Neck 27 March 1979. Body 22 March 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case.
B014182..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge and "MM" on bridge tail.
B014185..1979. Sunburst with Rosewood. Especially made for (and owned by) Dave Markee: Bassist with Eric Clapton 1979-1982.
B014213..1979. Black. 3 bolt neck. Non-original mirror pg.
B014223..1979. Sunburst.
B014307..1979. White with Maple. White pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. "MM" on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B014330..Neck 5 Apl 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B014334..Described as Mid 1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg and PUP.
B014396..1979. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck.
B014423..Neck 28 Jan 1980. Body 17 Jan 1980. Pots dated 1978. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B014496..1979. Black with Maple (converted to fretless).
B014512..Mar/Mar 1979. Black with Maple.
B0145xx..Neck 2 Apl 1979. Body Apl 1979.White with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Non-epoxy pre-amp. No switch on jack. Logo in normal position.
B014514..1979. Black.
B01453x..Body date 27 Mar 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B014587..Neck date 16 Mar 1979. Body date 6 Mar 1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Affectionately known as "Muddy".
B014664..Neck and Body both Mar 1979. Pots dated 78. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. "MM" stamped on bridge tail. Serial on bridge. Original tear drop case.
B014689..Neck 12 Mar 1979. Body 8 Mar 1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
B014836..1979. Black with Maple. Non original Black Pearl pg and finger rest. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. "MM" on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B014870..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B014871..Neck 5 Apl 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. 9lbs 11oz.
B014880..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. "MM" stamp on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B014884..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg..
B014890..1979. Sunburst with FRETLESS ROSEWOOD. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge.
B014979..1979. Black with FRETLESS ROSEWOOD.
B014981..1979. Sunburst with FRETLESS ROSEWOOD.
B015xxx..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. "Music Man" stamp on bridge tail.
B015xxx..Neck 31 March1980. Walnut with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Non-epoxy pre-amp (tantalum capacitors).
B015xxx..Neck 1 Jan 1980. Body 11 Dec 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. "Music Man" stamp on bridge tail.
B015010..Neck 13 March (year unreadable). Body 17 July 1979. Described as two tone burst. Fretted Rosewood neck. White pg. Alder wood body. Non-epoxy pre-amp with socket for IC chip. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B015019..1979. Sunburst. Fretless. 
B015040..Believed to be 1979. Sunburst with Maple.
B015097..1979. White with Rosewood. Fretless. Black pg.
B015099..Neck dated 1980. Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 piece body. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body bridge.
B015113..Neck 13 July 1979. Body 31 Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Music Man stamp on bridge tail.
B015174..Neck 5 Dec 1979. Body 21 Nov 1979. Natural with Maple. Original Black pg replaced with Clear. Ordered with Jazz Bass style neck. Nut replaced latter with brass. 3 bolt neck.
B015210..1979-80. Light Blue (refin).
B015253..(Originally) Neck 5 Feb 1980. Body 16 Jan 1980. Inca Silver with fretless Ebony. Black pg. String through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo. Body now Natural with White pg.
B015255..Body July 1979. Natural. Black pg. Black PUP.
B015319..Neck 7 Jan 1980. Body 6 Aug 1979. Pots dated to 18th week of 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Weight 9.75 lbs. Black interior case. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B015396..Neck 18 Jan 1980. Body 1979. Black with Rosewood. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck.
B015423..Neck 17 May 1979. Body 29 Mar 1979. Vol and Bass pots dated 18th week of 1979. Treble pot 19th week of 1979. Natural with Maple. 3 Bolt neck. Non-epoxy pre-amp.
B015438..Neck 21 Mar 1979. Body 2 Nov 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body bridge.
B015582..Pre-amp dates to1979 (non-epoxy and no electrolytic capacitors). Pots dated 1979. Neck and body undated. Black with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. "Music Man" on bridge tail. Encircled "R" appears on headstock logo. Red interior case.
B015703..Purchased new late 1979 or early 1980. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Serial located on bridge. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B015734..1979. Purchased in 1981. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B015743..Bought second hand in 1983. Sunburst. Fretless.
B015758..Neck Jan 1980. Body Dec 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. String through body. Muted Bridge. 3 Bolt neck.
B015760..Described as 1978. Natural with FRETTLESS MAPLE. Black pg. 3 bolt neck plate. Serial number and "Music Man" located on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B015767..1979. Natural. Black pg.
B0157xx..Body Date 1979. Natural with Black pg. Fitted with Pre-EB Sabre Rosewood Neck.
B015837..1979 (circa). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. 
B015869..Neck Feb 1980. Body Jan 1980. Sunburst with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Teardrop case. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B015873..Ordered on 9 Jan 1980 and arrived several weeks latter. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Three bolt Maple neck. Strings through body. 
B015910..Bought new 1980. Originally Natural. Refinished in White. Three bolt Maple neck. Black pg. Strings through body.
B015918..Bought new in 1984. Black with Maple. White pg. Cream case with Orange interior.
B0159xx..Neck Jan 1980. Body Dec 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Teardrop case. 
B01609x..Owner says 1978. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. Serial on bridge.
B016092..Neck and body both Jan 1980. Pots dated 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. String through body style bridge. Serial on bridge. Music Man stamp on bridge tail. 3 Bolt neck. Unsealed pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B01xxxx..1980. Black with Rosewood. Black pg. String-through-body bridge. 3 Bolt neck. LEFT HANDED.
B016107..Neck 5 Sept 1980. Body 10 Jan 1980. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
B0162xx..Body 3 Mar 1980. No neck date. Black with Rosewood. Serial on bridge. String-through-body bridge. 3 Bolt neck. LEFT HANDED.
B016209..Believed to be 1979 or 80. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 4 bolt neck. Bridge powder coated in flat military green along with saddles, screws and springs. No mute pads nor mute supports. MM logo on bridge tail and serial under saddles. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B016214..Neck 8 Feb 1980. Body 18 Feb 1980. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Burgundy interior case.
B016224..1980. Black with Rosewood. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. LEFT HANDED.
B016234..Neck 16 Apl 1980. Body undated. Natural with Fretless Ebony. Fretboard is lined but not by factory. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. 
B016252..Neck 26 Feb 1980. Walnut with Maple. LEFT HANDED.
B016285..14 May 1980 (unknown whether neck or body date). Walnut with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B016302..Neck 8 Oct 1979. Body 21 Dec 1978. Refinished Natural with Fretted Rosewood. Serial on bridge.
B016364..1980. Natural with fretless Ebony. Black pg. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Teardrop case.
B016394..Neck 28 Feb 1980. Body 14 (?) Feb 1980. Natural with fretless Ebony. Black pg. Left Handed. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through body. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B016426..Neck 12 Mar 1980. Tobacco Burst  with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. LEFT HANDED.
B017695..Purchased Dec 1980. 
B017761..Pre-amp consistent with 1980 (Brown Tantalum capacitors and jack has on/off switch). Sold to current owner as Ex Todd Hunter of band "Dragon" (Australia). Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through body. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Serial on bridge.
B019348..Dated 1979 (unknown if this is neck or body). Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. LEFT HANDED. 
B019362..Neck 5 Feb 1980. Body 28 Jan 1980. Strings through body and 3 bolt neck. Non-epoxy pre-amp (Tantalum capacitors). 
B019393..1980. White with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Music Man stamp on bridge tail. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B019398..1980. Sunburst with Rosewood. Left handed.
B019433..Believed to be 1980. N.O.S. Ernie Ball Museum. Black with Maple. Black pg. Smaller width J Bass style neck. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. LEFT HANDED.
B019464..Hang-tag label attached to neck states assembly date as 5 Sept 1980. Treble pot dated 1978. Instrument is N.O.S. as at Nov 2006. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 Bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Pre-amp has Brown Tantalum capacitors with IC chip mounted via socket. Three yellow leadout wires from pre-amp to treble pot.
B019488..Neck 6 Apl 1982 (replacement?). Body 2 Apl 1980.Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt. Strings through body. Solid non-original string saddles. Logo not tilted.Non epoxy pre-amp. Non-switchable metal jack. Serial on bridge.
B019512..Serial on bridge. Owner believes to be a 1978 or 1979.
B019517..Body 14 Feb 1980. Refinished in Black. Original colour unknown. LEFT HANDED. Fretless board.
B019524..Neck 29 Apl 1980. Body 7 Apl 1980. Natural.
B02xxxx...Pot dated 13th week of 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B020600..1979. Cherry Red.
B020604..Neck date...6 Sept 1980. Natural. Three-piece join. Weight 10 lbs.
B020608..1980. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B020609..Neck June 1980. Natural with Maple. Black pg. String-through bridge. 3 Bolt neck.
B020637..Described as 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck.
B02068x..Neck 27 Mar 1979. No walnut plug on rear of headstock. Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B020773..Neck and Body both 11 Feb 1980. Tobacco Burst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B021xxx..Bass displayed in 1982 MM Catalogue. Maple Neck. String-through Bridge.
B021xxx..Body May 1983. Slab Body. 4 bolt Neck. String-through bridge. Neck has metal bearing plate for tilt adjustment (as with earlier 3 bolt necks) but attached with 4 bolts.
B021xxx..1984 Top load bridge.
B021075..Body 5 May 1983. Natural with Maple. Black pg. String-through-body bridge. Four bolt neck.
B021084..April 1980. Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. Serial on Bridge. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through the body. Non-epoxy pre-amp.
B021089..Purchased 1984. Serial on bridge.
B021250..1980 (circa). Pots dated 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through body. Logo slopes to edge of headstock.
B021356..Neck 21 May 1980. Body May. Sunburst with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck. Strings through body.
B021384..No neck nor body dates. At purchase, owner advised a 1981. One pot dated 18th week of 1979. Black body with Maple. Black pg. Brass nut. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body bridge.
B021387..Neck dated late 1979. Body dated early 1980. Trans Burgundy (refin) with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Strings through body. Logo tilts to edge of headstock.
B021389..Neck 5 May 1980. Body 3 Apl 1980. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bplt neck. Strings through body. Serial on bridge.
B021405..1980. White with Fretless Ebony. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 Bolt neck.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case.
B021409..Neck 11 June 1980. Body 30 Aug 1979.Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Non-tilting logo. Teardrop case.
B021439..Neck 13 Mar 1980. Body 4 Mar 1980. Walnut with Rosewood. Original Black pg replaced with Tort. 3 bolt neck (No stampings on neck plate). String-through bridge. Brass nut. ALL hardware gold plated. Believed to be special order for Tom Hamilton of band "Aerosmith".
B021457..1980. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Mutes. Strings through Body.
B021492..Body Jan 1980. Neck 1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg and PUP. String through bridge. 3 Bolt neck.
B021500..Jan 1980.
B021502..Neck 19 July 1979. Body undated. Volume pot dated 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B021512..Owner believes 1981. Natural with Maple. String through body bridge. More consistent with it being early 1980 just prior to top load bridges.
B021546..Neck 3 Apl 1980. Body 21 Mar 1980. Natural with FRETLESS EBONY. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck.Headstock logo is straight (not sloping as with latter Basses). Teardrop case. Pre-amp has the new black switchable output jack.
B021601..1980. Black with Maple. 4 bolt. Top load bridge. Tilted headstock logo.
B021613..Neck and Body Sep 1980. White with Maple.
B021621..Body 2 Feb 1983. Topl load bridge. Hollow saddles. Bridge now fitted to a 1978 White refin Bass.
B021635..Owner says 1979 (?). Black with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B021642..Volume pot dated 8th week of 1981 ("1378108").  Other two pots dated 2nd week of 1979 ("1377902"). Pre-amp has protection resistor in White lead to jack ( a 1982 factory upgrade). 
B021656..Described as 1983. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 4 Bolt neck. Top load bridge. Tilting headstock logo.
B021684
..Neck date 21 Mar 1979. "Powder Blue" with Maple. No pg. Black PUP. Owner advised by ex MM employee that finish is rare original and original as to not having a pg.
B0217xx..Body 9 Feb 1983. Ernie Ball 4 bolt neck dated 9 Jul 1990. Black. Black pg. Top load bridge.
B0217xx..Body  3 March 1983. Trans Red with Maple. Four bolt neck.
B021711..Body 9 Feb 1983. White with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Electronics modified with 4 control knobs and the inclusion of a Precison Bass PUP.
B021758..Owner says 1981. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B021760..Case made on 13 Mar 1980. Purchased beginning of 1982. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge.
B021771..Body 21 Apl 1983. Neck reads "33 SMG". Natural with Maple. Black pg (with non-original screw in centre). Top-load bridge with patent number 4031798. 4 Bolt neck. Metal battery cover engraved "Rebel".
B0218xx..1983 (circa). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. Four bolt neck. Tilting logo. 
B021835..Body 10 March 1983. Vol and Treble pots dated 1981. Bass pot dated 1979. White with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B021841..Body 2 Feb 1983. White with Maple. Pg removed. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Logo tilts towards edge of headstock.
B021860..Circa 1983. White with Maple. 
B021890..Feb/Mar 1980. Sunburst with Maple.
B021892..c1980. Older PUP routing. Sunburst with Maple. Clear pg. 4 bolt. Tilted logo.
B021980..Dated 20 Apl 1980 (unknown whether neck or body). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Logo not tilted.
B022018..Owner advises circa 1980. Red with Maple. Clear pg. 4 Bolt neck. Top load bridge. Owner advises all original except for pg screws. Strap button at body end has white cushion washer.
B022027..March 1983 (unknown whether Neck date or body date).
B022151..Vol pot dated to 2x week of 1983 (2nd digit of the week has been soldered over). White with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 Bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B022195..1982-1983 (circa). Trans Red with Maple. Clear pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Weight 9lbs 8ozs.
B022245..4 Apl 1983 (unknown whether neck or body date). Natural with Maple. black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Tilting logo.
B022322..1983. White. 
B022342..Believed to be 1982 or 1983. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Logo tilting towards edge of headstock. Teardrop case.
B022412..1982. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Logo tilting towards edge of headstock. Top load bridge. Serial on bridge. 4 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Black interior case. Weight 9lbs.
B02247x..Owner says 1982. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. Serial on bridge. 4 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B0225xx..Neck 6 Apl 1982. Body 9 June 1983. Trans Red with Rosewood. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Teardrop case.
B022592..1983. Trans Red with Maple. 
B022620..August 1983 (unknown whether neck or body date). Trans Red with Maple. Clear pg. Pickup cavity shaped to ouline of the pickup. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Red interior case.
B022654..1982 (circa). Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Tilting logo.
B022673..Pots dated 1981. No neck nor body dates. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Alder body. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. 
B022695..1981. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B022697..1982. Trans Red with Maple. White pg. Top load bridge.
B022703..Described as around the 83 mark. White. Bridge same as B022942.
B022706..Described as 1983. Natural with Maple.
B022722..Body 24 Mar 1983. No neck date. One pot code-dated 25 week of 1982. Another pot date-coded 17th week of 1983. Trans Red with Maple. Clear pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Logo tilts towards edge of  headstock. Weight 10lbs.
B022731..Neck 5 May 1983. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B022732..1983 (circa).No dates on neck nor body. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Four bolt neck. Topload bridge.
B022761..1983. White with Maple. Top load bridge. Four bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B022791..1982. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B022884..1982. White with Rosewood. Basswood Body.
B022910..Body date Sept 1979 handwritten in pencil. Neck undated. Natural with Birdseye Maple. FRETTED ROSEWOOD BOARD. Bullet truss nut at headstock. Black pg and PUP. Body is 2 piece but grain is book matched. Top load bridge with mutes. 4 Bolt Neck. One pot code dated 21st week of 1981. Others pots not easy to access for dating...pre-amp attached to top of pots? Non-epoxied pre-amp. Rear of control plate is "R1" hand written with black felt pen. Condition 9 out of 10.
B022948..Bought new 1982. Natural with Maple.
B022975..circa 1982. Tobacco with Maple. Top load bridge. Modified with additional P Bass PUPs. Sloping headstock logo.
B022977..1982. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B023012..Purchased new late 1982-83. Pot dated 21st week 1981. No neck nor body date. Stored since 1985. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. Top load bridge. Four bolt neck. Tilting logo. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Cream coloured corduroy case with Brown leather trim. Orange case candy. Black Music Man strap.
B023093..Body 26 May 1983. Purchased 1984. Natural. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Fitted with a Sabre Bass neck.
B023205..Owner advises purchased new in 1983 and believes either an 83 or 82. Black with Maple. Black pg.
B023230..1980. Sunburst with Rosewood. Black pg and PUP. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B023234..Owner says early 80's. Natural with Maple. White pg. Mutes and top loaded strings.
B023245..Described as either 1982 or 1983. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B023300..Body 5 May 1983. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B023628..1982 or 1983. Black.
B025020..1982. Tobacco Burst with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Tilted headstock logo with encircled "R".
B025065..Circa 1981. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Normally positioned logo (not slanting as in latter models). Encircled "R" on headstock logo. No markings on neck plate (probably aftermarket replacement).
B025090..Neck and Body both undated. Pots dated to 26th week of 1982. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B025095..Body date 23 Nov 1982 (hand written in red ink). Natural with Maple. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B025188..Desacribed as either 1981 or 1982.  Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B025226...1982-83. Natural with Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Maple neck appears not original: smaller fret dots and 4 past 12th fret (instead of 3). No black plastic bearing in trussnut recess. Appears to have counterfeit logo as it's marked with "TM" which is an earlier logo feature.
B025268..Purchased March 1983. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge.
B025279..Owner says early 80's. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck plate. Top load bridge with mutes.
B025312..1982. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B025330..Body 24 Nov 1982. Natural with Maple. White pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge.
B025350..24 Nov 1982 (unknown whether the neck or body date). Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B025330..No neck date although signed. Body 24 Nov 1982 (both stamped and hand-written). Natural with Maple. White pg.
B025369..Owner believes 1982. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B025375..Neck 5 Sept 1980. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Electrolytic capacitors on pre-amp. Tear drop case.
B025408..Body 3 Dec 1982. Natural with Maple. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B025426..Body 3 Dec 1982. Neck is fretted Rosewood but without dot markers and dated 21 Aug 1978. String tree relocated to the A and D strings. Fender hip shot. Sunburst. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck plate. White case with brown edging and red interior.
B025462..Dec/Dec 1982. Natural with Maple. 4 bolt neck plate. Top load bridge.
B0255xx..Owner says 1980 or 1981. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge.
B025511..Owner says early 1980's. Sunburst with Maple. black pg. Strings top loaded with mutes. 4 Bolt Neck Plate.
B025512..1982. Natural with Maple. black pg. Top-load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B025517..Described as 1982. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Tilting logo. Tear drop case.
B025548..1982. Natural With Maple. Black pg.
B025570..1983. Black with Maple. White pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B025621..Neck and body both dated 10 Jan 1983. Purchased new 1983. Black with Maple. White pg.  Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B025634..Body 13 Jan 1983. Black with Maple. White pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B025648..17 March 1983 (unknown whether neck or body date). White with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. 
B025671...Body appears to read 3 Jan 1983. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg and PUP. 4 bolt neck plate. Top load bridge. Mute assembly missing. Crack in headstock at rear under G string tuner.
B025674...Neck and body both dated 20 Jan 1983. Described as Orange Burst with Maple. Clear pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. "Made In USA" on neck plate.
B025718..Jan/Jan 1983. Sunburst with Maple. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge.
B025744..1983. Black with Maple. 4 bolt neck.
B025805..Dated 1984. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B025819..Neck date 10 Oct 1983 and initialed "mj". Sunburst with Maple.
B025823..Body 20 Jan 1983. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. Four bolt neck.
B025860..Owner believes 1982. Sunburst.
B025902..Described as early 1982. Pots dated 1981. Black with Rosewood. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Electrolytic capacitors on pre-amp. No protection resistor.
B025981..Body dated 1981. Black with Maple (Frets subsequently removed). Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B026018..Described as a 1980's Bass. Black with Maple. White pg. 
B026021...Owner believes 1980. Sunburst with Maple. black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B02603x..Neck stamped 9 Dec 1982 with hand written initals "JMR" (capitals) and "MJ" (running writting). Body also 9 Dec 1982 (both stamp date and hand written dated). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Words "Music Man" on headstock logo appear clear (as opposed to solid gold).
B026038..1982. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B026069...Neck and Body both 10 Jan 1983. Both have "H.E." and "06.2" with black marker pen. Initials "JB" on neck with pencil. Sunburst with Maple. black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B026082...Body 17 Dec 1982 (stamp) and 16 Dec1982 (ink pen). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Teardrop case.
Bxxxxxx..Some "B" serials can be found on early EB Basses. See note below.

NO DATE INFO.

B001053
...Described as Tabacco Burst.
B001095...Sunburst with Maple. White pg.
B002007...Sunburst with Maple. No pg.
B002048...Sunburst with Maple.
B002067...Sunburst with Maple. White pg.
B002216...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.
B002219...Sunburst with Maple. Original White pg replaced with Black.
B002271...Natural. Black pg and PUP.
B002280...Natural. Black pg. White PUP. (UK Dealer).
B002475...Natural. Black pg. White PUP.
B002526...Sunburst with Maple. White pg.
B002618...Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. 
B002670...Sunburst with Maple. Clear pg. Black PUP. "Radio" knobs.
B002889...Natural with Maple. White pg. White PUP. Metal control knobs. No MM engraving on the bridge tail piece (introduced 79). Consistent with being a late 76 or early 1977.
B002945...Natural with Maple. Black pg. WHITE PUP.
B003032...Natural. Black pg. Black PUP. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003153...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B003166...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003260...Sunburst with Maple. Original PUP and pre-amp removed and rerouted for for white Precision Bass PUPs. Tort pg. extra PUP routing to accommodate extra long pole pieces on original Music Man PUP. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B003299...Black with Rosewood (?). Fretless. Black pg and PUP. Advertised as a 1979 but no "MM" stamp on bridge riser and Serial located on neck plate.
B003433...Black.
B003439...Natural.
B003483...Natural.
B003591...Natural with Maple. Black pg. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003842...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Serial on neck plate. "TM" on headstock logo.
B003863...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Teardrop case. 
B004076...Sunburst with flamed Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Appears to have encircled "R" on headstock logo. Has a "Tear Drop" case.
B004129...Black with fretted Rosewood. Black pg. Neck may be a latter date.
B004238...Inca Silver with Maple.
B004406...Black. Black pg.
B004431...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B004441...Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B004638...Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. Colin Greenwood of "Radiohead". 
B004753...Black. Black PUP.
B004837...White.
B004849...Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B005045...Bought in 1982. Black body.
B005091...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
B005102...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Strings through body.
B005190...Natural with Maple. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. From factory with no pg fitted. Special order by owner (Music Man dealer). See also B022040.
B005279...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B005313...Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B005454...Black with Maple. Black pg. Metal knobs.
B005626...Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP.
B006194...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006212...No other info.
B006215...Refinished with a Brown wood stain. White pg. Black PUP. No "MM" on bridge. PUP routing same as for 1976-77 Basses. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B006696...No other info.
B006716...Natural. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007044...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neckplate.
B007060...Natural with Maple. Non-original white pg styled on a Sabre pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007068...Cream with Maple. Dark Woodgrain pg (probably not original).
B007136...Sunburst with Maple. (Japan).
B007148...Black with Maple. White pg. Black PUP.
B007264...Natural. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
B007297...Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Serial on neck plate. No "MM" on bridge tail.
B007301...Black with Maple. Serial on neck plate.
B007365...Black. Black pg and PUP. (UK Dealer).
B007366...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Black PUP. (Europe).
B007393...Claimed to be original owner and bought in 1976 (?). Black with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B007412...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. Serial on neck plate.
B007485...Sunburst with Maple.
B007812...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neckplate.
B007815...Natural with Maple. black pg and PUP. Serial on neck plate.
B007917...Brown with Maple.
B008008...Walnut. Black pg.
B008061...White with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck . Appears to have a 1978 pre-amp.
B008509...Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate. 
B008537...Natural with Maple.
B008783...Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B008988...Walnut. Black pg and PUP.
B009173...White (refin) with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B009331...Natural (refin) with Maple. Black pg. Serial on neck plate.
B009459...Natural with Maple. Serial on neck plate. Original owner Bassist "Mot The Hoople".
B010353...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. "Music Man" on bridge.
B010449...Natural with Maple. Black pg. For sale in Japan in Jan 2003.
B010681...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Teardrop case.
B010814...Black. No other info.
B011172...Natural with Maple. Strings through body bridge.
B011238...Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B011464...Black with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. "MM" on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B011513...Sunburst.
B011562...No info.
B01162x...Black with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge.
B011691...White with Maple. Black pg and PUP.
B011902...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. Serial and "MM" on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012104...Black with Maple.
B012xxx...Natural with Maple. Black pg. String-through 1979 style Bridge with "MM" on tail. 3 Bolt Neck. Serial on neck plate. Ebay item. Advertised as a 1978.
B012329...No other info. 
B012760...Inca Silver with Maple.
B012765...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B012770...Black with black pg.
B012777...Walnut.
B012823...Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B012865...Refinished in Tobacco Burst. Maple neck. Black pg. White PUP. "MM" on bridge tail.
B013217...Refinished in Candy Apple Red. Maple. Black pg. Non-epoxy pre-amp. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Red interior case.
B013520...Sunburst with Maple. Original pg changed to tort. Neck replaced with Status graphite. Original owner advises Bass is pictured on the Status website.
B013557...Black with Fretless Rosewood. Black pg. String through body bridge with "MM" stamped on tail. 3 bolt neck. Consistent with 1979.
B014074...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B014104...Natural. Black pg and PUP.
B014189...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Serial on bridge. Strings through body.
B014192...Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. 
B014258...Natural with Maple. Black pg.
B014368...Refinished in Blue. 3 bolt Maple neck. 
B014508...Walnut with Maple. 
B014593...Walnut.
B014691...Walnut with Maple.
B014929...Natural with Maple. Black pg. String through body. 3 bolt neck. Serial on bridge.
B015246...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Teardrop case.
B015266...Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. top load bridge. No walnut plug on rear of headstock. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B015338...Natural with Maple.
B015576...Black. White pg. 3 bolt neck.
B015674...Flamed and quilted solid Maple body (not Ash) finished in what is described as "Deep Plumb Burst". Maple neck. Clear pg (original ?). 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B015678...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B015788...Walnut (Rootbeer) with Rosewood. Black pg and PUP.
B0158xx...White with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B016119...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B016431...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. Serial on bridge. 3 bolt neck. Bridge patent number 4031789.
B016442...Owner says 1978 to 1980. LEFT HANDED. White with Rosewood. Strings through body. 3 Bolt neck.
B017703...Black. Serial on bridge. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B019457...Sunburst. LEFT HANDED.
B019466...No info.
B020524...Black with Maple. 3 bolt neck. Serial and "Music Man" on bridge. Strings through body.
B020545...Black with rosewood. Fretless.
B020607...Natural with Maple.
B021389...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Strings through body. 3 bolt neck. "Music Man" on bridge tail. Encircled "R" on headstock logo. Modified with Ernie Ball 3 band EQ and jack added to underside of body. String retainer on D and G strings. Slab body.
B021417...Walnut with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body. Headstock logo appears to be a Sabre logo with word "Sabre" deleted and "Sting Ray Bass" pasted in it's place. Probably a Sabre neck.
B021668...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Tear drop case. 
B021829...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B022040...Natural with Rosewood fretless. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. From factory with no pg fitted. Special order by owner (Music Man dealer). See also B005190.
B022248...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Top load bridge.
B022942...Owner says no dates in the usual locations. Natural with Maple. Black pg and PUP. "MM" stamped on bridge tail. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. D and G string anchor holes to the right of intonation screws. (See notes on B023230 in the Ernie Ball Bass serial list).
B022951...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B023021...White with Maple. Black pg.
B0235xx...Natural with Maple. 4 Bolt neck.
B025166...Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. No Walnut plug on rear of headstock.  Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B0252xx...Natural with Maple. Black pg. Unusual Truss Nut..no recess for hex wrench at front..hole on side..question as to whether the nut came original with this Bass.
B025338...Natural with Maple.
B025403...Natural with Maple. Black pg.  4 bolt neck plate. Top load bridge. Encircled "R" on headstock logo.
B02550x...Natural with Maple. Black pg. 4 Bolt Neck. Same bridge as B023230.
B025740...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg and PUP. 4 bolt neck plate. Top load bridge. Has Pre EB headstock logo.
B025898...Sunburst.
B025961...Black with Maple. White pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck.
B026062...Trans Red with Maple. White pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge.
 
SABRE (Late 1978- Mar 1984)


1979 Fretless Sabre

C00397x..1978. Natural with Maple Black pg. Black epoxy pre-amp. Exposed pole pieces. Toggle switch electronics. Teardrop case.
C001004
..Neck 24 May 1979. Body 9 May 1979.
C0010xx
..Purchased 1980. Sunburst Burst with 3 bolt Maple and tilt adjustment. Black pg.
C001013..Purchased 1980. Believes to be a 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C001020..Described as 1978/79. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C001066..Neck 5 June 1979. Body 1979 (month can't be read). Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C001067..Purchased 1980. Natural.
C001124..Owner believes 1979.
C001138..Owner believes 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C001144..Bought new in 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 
C001166..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces. Toggle switch electronics.
C001264..Purchased 1979. Natural.
C0013xx..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C001320..Owner says purchased new in 1977??? Sabres not made till 1979. Tabacco Burst with Maple. Black pg.
C001340..Neck and body both June 1979. Sunburst. 
C001359..Neck 12 Aug 1980. Body 25 Sept (?) 1980. Natural with Maple.
Black pg.
C001359..Described as 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C001380..Neck 8 Jun 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole PUPs. 3 bolt neck.
C001396..Neck 5 June 1979.
C001401..5 June 1979 (unknown if neck date or body date). Black with Maple. Black pg.
C001484..Purchased new on 28 July 1979. Sunburst with Maple.
C00151x..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Toggle switch electronics.
C001548..Neck 12 June 1979. Body 11 May 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 
C001560..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C001645..Neck 13 Sept 1979. Body 11 sept 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Purchased new in 1985/6.
C001651..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs. Toggle switch electronics. 
C001653..Described as 1979 or 1980.
C001687..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 
C001690..Body 28 Jul 1983 (in blue pen). Trans Cherry/Red. Clear pg. Soapbar PUPs. Slide switch electronics. Patent numbers on headstock logo.
C001695..1979. Natural with Maple.
C001699..1979. Sunburst. Black pg. Teardrop case.

C001703..Neck 11 July 1979. Walnut with Maple. 3 bolt neck. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs. Toggle switch electronics. 
C001704..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switches.
C00174x..Neck 28 Aug 1979. Body 20 Aug 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole PUPs. 3 bolt neck.
C001762..1979. Black with Maple.
C001794..Neck 12 July 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C001799..1979. Tobacco with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole PUPs.
C00182x..Neck 6 June 1979. Body 4 June 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switches on control plate.
C00182x..1981. Black with Rosewood. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces. 3 bolt micro-tilt neck. Toggle switches on control plate.
C001861..Neck 30 June 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C001884..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. 
C001886..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces.
C0019xx..Body June 1979. Natural. Fitted with Maple Sting Ray neck. Black pg. 3 bolt tilt adjustment neck.
C001923..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck with micro-tilt adjustment.
C001927..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces. 3 bolt micro-tilt neck. Toggle switches on control plate. Teardrop case.
C001962..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C001967..1979.
C001971..1979. Walnut (Rootbeer) with Maple. Black pg.
C002xxx..Neck dated 1983. No other info.
C002026..1979. Natural with Maple.
C002070..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on PUP.
C002109..Purchased new in 1979. Natural with FRETLESS Rosewood. Black pg.
C002139..Neck 5 sept 1979. Body 19 July 1979. Natural with FRETLESS Rosewood.  
C002173..Purchased new in 1980. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 toggle switch control setup.
C002212..Neck unreadable. Body 22 Aug 1979. Pot codes "1377918" and "1377919" (1979 pots). Natural with Maple. Black pg. Non-epoxy pre-amp. 3 bolt micro-tilt neck.
C002251..Purchased Dec 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Toggle switch electronics. NARROW NECK OPTION (1.5 inches at nut). 
C002266..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C002299..1979. Refinished with Walnut stain. Maple neck. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
C002355..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Metal battery cover engraved "Especially designed for Jerry Schell".
C002376..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch pre-amp.
C002468..Neck 12 June1979. Body 4 Sept 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C002567..Neck 23 Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C002617..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on PUP.
C002628..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg.
C002762..Purchased in May 1980. Natural with Fretless Rosewood. Black pg.
C002787..Neck 16 Aug 1979. Body 31 Jul 1979. White with Maple.
C002795..1979. Natural.
C002883..Neck 17 Aug 1979. Natural (Ash) with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces on PUP. Refretted June 2005.
C00292x..Neck 23 Aug 1979. Body 24 Jul 1979. Pots "R1377918". Natural with Maple. Black pg. e bolt neck with micro-tilt. 1 and 5/8" at the nut. 2 and 7/16" at 21st fret.
C002928..1979. Sunburst.
C002933..Neck 9 Aug 1979. Body 17 June 1979. Black with fretless Rosewood.
C002944..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch pre-amp.
C002983..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C003xxx..Neck 5 Sept 1979. Body 24 Aug 1979. White with fretless Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on pickups.
C003001..Bought new in either 1979 or 1980. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
C003017..1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C003022..1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
C003024..Neck 11 Sept 1979. Body says Sept but everything else unreadable. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck. Exposed pole pieces. Toggle switch electronics.
C003039..Neck 22 Aug 1979. Sunburst with fretless Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Weight 8.8 lbs. Pots code dated 1979 (1377919 and 1377904).
C003126..Neck 1979. Body Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Three bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Non-epoxy pre-amp. 
C00314x..Neck 29 Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Tear drop case. 
C003143..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck with tilt adjustment.
C00317x..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 Bolt Neck.
C003178..Neck 10 Aug 1979. Body 20 July 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on pickups. Teardrop case.
C003192..Neck June 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. (England).
C003219..Neck 30 Aug 1979. Body 6 Aug 1979. Natural with Maple.
C003233..Purchased late 1970's. Original owner. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. 
C003301..Neck and body both dated 22 Aug 1979.
C003337..Neck 8 June 1979. 
C003344..Body 6 Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C00338x..Neck 17 Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Pg missing.
C003387..Neck 10 Aug 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C003429..Bought at end of the 70's. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C003441..Neck 24 Aug 1979. Body 27 Aug 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
C003454..Neck and body both 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C003503..1979. Natural with Maple. 
C003558..Owner purchased as a 1978 model. Black with Maple.
C003561..Neck 6 Sept 1979. Body Aug 1979 (day of month not clear). Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs.
C003601..Neck 9 July 1979. Body 1 June 1979. Black with Maple. Teardrop case.
C003606..Neck 1 Sept 1979. Body 20 Aug 1979. Sunburst with Black pg. Original fretless Rosewood neck now fretted.
C0036xx..1979. Sunburst with Maple. White pg (originally Black).
C003637..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs. 
C003659..Purchased new Dec 1979. Black with Maple.
C003693..Purchased new 1979. White (aged to Cream Yellow) with Maple.
C003715..1979. Black. Toggle switch electronics. After-market "Gordon" neck dated 1983.
C003795..Aug/Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C003816..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C003840..1979. Natural.
C003863..1979. White with Maple.
C003866..1979. Natural. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C003916..1979. Sunburst.
C003917..1979. Natural with Maple.
C003945..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces. Toggle switch electronics. 3 bolt neck.
C003951..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Weight 10.5 lbs and 26.5 lbs with case.
C003962..Neck 21 Feb (year unreadable). Body 29 Aug 1979. Sunburst with Maple. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switches on control plate.
C003970..Neck 6 Sept 1979. Body 19 Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C003995..Neck 6 Sept 1979. Body 27 Aug 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces. Toggle switch electronics. 3 bolt neck.
C003999..Described as 1978. Black with Maple. Black pg.  
C004009..Owner believes made circa 1981. Natural with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces on pickups. Toggle switch electronics. 3 bolt neck. Teardrop case.
C004026..Dated 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Toggle switch electronics.
C004056..Purchased new in early 1980's. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. 
C004082..Purchased new Feb 1980. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C004106..1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. One pot dated 1979. Toggle switch pre-amp.
C004110..Neck 4 Oct 1979. Body17 Sept 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C0041xx..1979. Pots date to 16th week of 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C004151..Dated Sept 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C004164..Neck Oct 1979. Body Sept 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C004203..Neck 4 Oct 1979. Body 17 Sept 1979. Natural (originally White) with Maple. Black pg.
C004216..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
C004279..1979. Natural.
C004286..Purchased 1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C004385..1979. Black with Black pg. 
C004397..Neck 8 June 1979. Body 12 Oct 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C00441x..Neck 1980. Body 1979. Walnut with Rosewood. 
C004434..Pot coded 12th week of 1979. Sunburst with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. 
C004480..8 Jun/22 Oct 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces on pickups. Toggle switch electronics. 3 bolt neck.
C004496..1979. Inca Silver.
C004515..Neck 17 July 1979.
C004526..1979. Natural. Black pg.
C004529..1978. Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C004555..Neck Apl 1980. No Body date. Black with Ebony.
C00464x..Neck 14 Nov 1983. White with Maple. Black pg. 4 Bolt neck.
C004640...Circa 1983. White with Maple. Black pg. 4bolt neck. Lever switching electronics. Soapbar PUPs.
C004714..Neck 17 Jul 1979. Body 2 Jul 1979.
C004747..Neck 22 Aug 1979. Body 11 Mar 1980. Dark Green with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C004748..1979. White (originally Black). Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
C004854..1979. Natural with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Exposed pole pieces on pickups. Toggle switch electronics.
C004883..Described as1979? LEFT HANDED. Black with Maple. 3 bolt neck.
C004936..Neck 11 Jan 1980. Body 1 Oct 1979. Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
C004965..Neck Sept 1980. Refin in Sunburst. Previously refinished in Natural. Originally Black. Rosewood fretboard. Body either Alder or Poplar. 3 Bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Circa 1991 Ernie Ball logo added to headstock with words "Ernie Ball" removed. Encircled "R" appears at the end of the word "Sabre".
C004995..Neck Jan 1980. Body Nov 1979. Sunburst with fretted Rosewood. Black pg.
C004xxx..Owner believes 1981. LEFT HANDED. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C005xxx..Neck 1981. Body 1980. Walnut with ROSEWOOD. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C005059..Neck 12 Mar 1980. Body 20 Feb 1980. LEFT HANDED. Natural with ROSEWOOD. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. 
C005092..Owner says purchased in 1978. Black with Maple.
C005105..Neck 10 Mar 1980. Body 27 Feb 1980. LEFT HANDED. Natural with ROSEWOOD. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. 
C005228..1980 with narrow neck option (1 1/2 inches at the nut). Walnut with Maple. Toggle switch pre-amp.
C005246..1980. Black with ROSEWOOD. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
C005258..Neck 10 Mar 1980. LEFT HANDED. Black with ROSEWOOD. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. 
C005267..Owner believes to be 1979. Black with Maple. Left Handed. 3 bolt neck.
C005269..1980. Black with Maple (narrow neck option). 3 bolt neck.
C005337..Described as 1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg. Toggle switch electronics.
C005344..Neck 11 Apl 1980. Body 2 Oct 1979. Natural with Maple. Narrow neck option (1.5"). Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Exposed pole pieces. Toggle switch electronics.
C005364..Neck 17 Jan 1981 but body is 4 Jan 1980 (both a year apart). Walnut with fretted Rosewood. Pg has been removed. Exposed pole pieces on pickups. Toggle switch electronics. 3 bolt neck.
C005370..Neck 11 July 1979. Body 16 Oct 1979. Black with Maple. Black pg.
C005376..According to invoice, built 10 Dec 1978 and shipped to retailer 12 Jan 1979. Purchased new 15 Apl 1979. White with Maple. Pre-amp replaced 1983.
C005379..1979. No other info. 
C005385..Neck 11 July 1979. Body 28 Aug 1979. INCA SILVER with Maple. Black pg. Toggle switch electronics. Teardrop case. NOTE: this is not the original bridge and therefore not the original serial number.
C005469..1983.
C005479..1980. White with Rosewood. Black pg.
C005484..Believed to be 1980. Refin by Music Man in Carbon Blue. Rosewood neck. Non-original mirror pg. 3 bolt neck.
C005508..Bought new 1983. Black with Maple. Modified to fretless by removing frets. Lever switch electronics. Soapbar PUPs.
C005685..1979. Walnut with Maple. Black pg.
C005719..Neck 25 Mar 1980. Body 28 Mar 1980. Black with Rosewood.
C005755..No neck date. Body 28 July 1983. Trans red. Clear pg. Slide switch electronics. Soapbar PUPs.
C005762..Body 14 Nov 1983. White with Maple. Black pg.  Slide switch electronics. Soapbar PUPs.
C005799..Neck 29 Apl 1980. Body 1 Oct 1979. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C00584x..Neck 14 May 1980. Natural with FRETLESS EBONY. Black pg. 3 bolt neck.
C005928..Neck 6 Nov 1984. Body 30 July 1984. Trans Red.
C006003..Neck Sept 1979. Body Oct 1979. Black with Maple. Exposed pole PUPs.
C006005..Neck 3 Oct 1979. Body 4 Sept 1979. Black with NARROW Maple J Bass style neck.
C006032..Neck 30 Apl 1980. Body 28 Sept 1979. Natural SATIN finish with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt micro-tilt neck. Narrow neck option with 1 and a half inches at the nut. 2 and three eight inches at 21st fret.
C006042..Neck Apl 1980. Body Sept 1979. Natural with Rosewood. 3 bolt neck.
C00608x..Neck 30 Apl 1980. Body 25 Sept 1979. Original Natural Satin with Maple (narrow neck option 1.5 inches). Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Teardrop case. 
C0061xx..Neck 10 Mar 1980. Pots code dated 18th week of 1979.
C006142..Neck 1979. Body 1980. Natural with Maple. Teardrop case. 
C006183...Neck 30 Apl 1980. Natural with Maple.
C006238..Neck 6 June 1979. Inca Silver with Maple. Black pg. 3 Bolt neck. Exposed pole pieces. Toggle switch electronics. Teardrop case. 
C006262..Neck 15 Apl 1980. Body 25 Mar 1980. Walnut with Rosewood. Black pg. Toggle switch pre-amp. Exposed pole pieces on pickups. Original 4 bolt neck plate replaced with a non-original 3 bolt plate.
C006268...Neck undated. Body 25 Aug 1983. Black with non-original (?) Black Pearloid pg. 4 bolt neck. Soapbar PUPs.

C005856..A very early 1985 Ernie Ball Bass. Some Pre-EB Sabre bridges were used on EB Basses in early 1985. Consequently, the C00xxxx serials are found on these Basses. Purchased between July and Sept 1985 and packed in an EB carton. The string retainer is located on A and D strings. Although no mention of EB on headstock, the Pre-EB patent numbers have been deleted. Natural with Maple. Clear pg. Soap bar PUPs.

NO DATE INFO.

C001054...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Exposed pole pieces. Toggle switch electronics. Teardrop case. 
C001058
...Described as an "80s" Sabre. Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole PUPs.
C001106...Natural with Maple.
C001376...Walnut.
C001387...Black with Maple.
C001427...Black with Maple.
C001474...Natural with Maple. black pg.
C001692...Sunburst (Alder) with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs.
C001854...Black with Rosewood. White pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C00210x...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs.
C002328...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg.
C002564...Natural with Maple. Missing pg. Toggle switch electronics.
C002906...Black with Maple.
C003000...Refinished in Lake Placid Blue (faded to green). Modified Black pg.
C003022...Described as Dark Brown. Black pg.
C003113...Walnut with Maple. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C003586...Walnut with Rosewood. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs.
C004151...Sunburst with Maple.
C004182...Sunburst. Black pg.
C004217...Sunburst with Maple. 2 x toggle switch assembly.
C004222...Refinished in Blue with Maple. Non-original Tort pg. Toggle switch electronics. Exposed pole pieces on PUPs.
C004463...LEFT HANDED. No other info. 
C004530...Black with Maple.
C004779...White with Ebony fretless 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch electronics.
C004833...White with Maple. Black pg. Soapbar PUPs. Lever switch electronics.
C0049xx...Natural with Rosewood.
C005232...Sunburst with Maple. Black pg. Pups are the non exposed pole piece type. 5 position lever switch. 4 Bolt Neck. 2 Band. "Dec 09" located in body pocket in blue ink...year not readable. No other dates found. Initials "JG" penciled various places on neck and body pocket.
C005262...Natural with Maple. Black pg.
C005269...Black with Maple. Black pg. Exposed pole pieces. 3 bolt neck. Toggle switch pre-amp.
C005376..White with Rosewood. Black pg.
C005441...Black with Maple.
C005617...Natural with Rosewood. Black pg. Toggle switch pre-amp.
C006138...Natural with Maple. 
C006222...Black with Maple. Soapbar PUPs. Slide switch electronics. Patent numbers on headstock logo. "Made in USA" included on neck plate.
C006265...Black.

CUTLASS 1 (Sting Ray with Graphite Neck). (1983 - 1984)

It appears that the graphite neck was introduced late 1982 (per Oct 1982 catalogue) but not named "Cutlass 1" Bass until 1983. Although necks are dated from 1983 to 1984, some bodies used can be dated much earlier.


B02340x. "Cutlass 1".

B015185..Neck "M/1/84". Body 28th (month unknown) 1979.Strings through body. 3 bolt neck (Band AC/DC).
B016022..Body date Dec 1983. Black. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B019361
..Black with Black pg. Fretless neck. Strings through body. No Dates except for 1979 pots...Vol pot “LM2776 - 25K – A”. Treble Pot “R1377919”. Bass pot “LM2777A R1377918”.
B021449..Owner says 1979 or 1980 (Body). Natural. Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body bridge.
B021614..Bought new in 1984. White.
B021850..3 Mar 1983. White. Black pg. Top Load Bridge. 4 Bolt Neck.
B022109..Neck"C.356 M-8-83". Body 28 July 1983. Pots "1377822", "1378226" and "1378009". Cherry Red with Clear pg.
B022304..Body 30 March 1983. Trans Red . Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Top load bridge. No marking on rear of neck. 
B022338..Neck in black marker writing: G1 482. M-11-83 (maybe May?). Body pencil marked 5/19/83. Volume pot code 21st week of '82. Middle pot code 28th week of '81. Black body. Black pg.
B022352..Neck 9th (month unreadable) 1983 Neck also reads "G3 453". Body 12 May 1983. Black. Black pg.
B022376..Neck in marker pen "0029". Body 4 Apl 1983. Natural. 
B022416..1983. Black with Black pg. 
B022461..Neck Date14 Sept 1983 (written in marker pen). Body date stamp15 Sep 1983. Black body and black pg. Brass nut..owner believes original. 4 bolt neck. Metal screw-on battery cover. 2 Band EQ. StingRay B021384 owned by same person.
B022512...Neck c4-441 m-9-83. Body body 7/28/83 DC. Black with Black pg. Top load Bridge. Re-fitted with 1996 pre-amp 3 band EQ. However, a jack appears underneath body (original body???). Bartolini PUP. Tuned BEAD.
B022673...Described as an "80's" Cutlass. Black with Black pg.
B022692..1983. Blueburst with Black pg. Owner believes finish to be original. Pg has a matt finish (original???). Ash Body. Neck licensed by modulus.
B022746..Early 1980s. Natural. 4 bolt neck. Top load Bridge. Has newer rear headstock logo (made by MM under license from Modulus).
B022760..Neck Aug 1983. Body 23 Jun 1983. Production sequence number 041. Black with black pg. Neck reads "Manufactured by Music Man Inc. under license from Modulus Graphite Products".
B023033..July/Aug 1983. Black body.
B023101..Believed to be 1983. Described as Cherry Red. Clear pg. Serial on bridge along with patent numbers "4031719". Back of headstock "Manufactured by MUSIC MAN INC under licence of Modulus Graphite Products. U.S. Patent 4145948".
B023126..1983. Black with Black pg. 4 bolt neck.
B023151..Owner believes circa 1980. Natural. Black pg.
B023197..1983. No other info.
B023256..Body 1980. Black. Black pg. Top load bridge.
B02340x..1983-84 (?). Sunburst Body. Black pg.

NO DATE INFO.

B020454..Black with Black pg. 3 bolt neck. Strings through body.
B022358
..Black with Black pg.
B022646..Black with Black pg.
B022789..Natural. Black pg. Top load bridge. 4 bolt neck. Serial on bridge. Bridge patent number 4031799.
B022799..Black.
B023052..No info.

CUTLASS 11 (Sabre with Graphite Neck) (1983 - 1984)


"Abidu". Cutlass 11 Bass.

C003343..1983. Believed to be a prototype. Originally White. As finish began coming off, body replaced with a Black finish. 
C004899
..1983. Month of year not available. Black with Black pg. Top load bridge.
C004939..1983 (circa). Black with Black pg. Lever switch electronics. Soapbar PUPs. Teardrop case.
C005666..Neck 18 Aug 1983. Black with Black pg. Lever switch electronics. Soapbar PUPs.
C005823..1983. Trans Red. Clear pg.
C005845..1983 (circa). Natural. Lever switch electronics. Soapbar PUPs. 3 bolt neck.

NO DATE INFO.

C006226..White. Black pg.
C004246..Trans Red. Black pg. 4 bolt neck. Soapbar Pups. Lever switch electronics.

NOTE.

ERNIE BALL both acquired MUSIC MAN and continued making instruments in 1984. As Pre-EB Sting Ray bridges were used on early EB Sting Ray Basses, many have serial numbers prefixed with a "B". Examples exist up to 1988.

Pre-EB Sabre bridges were also used on early EB Sabre Basses. Consequently, some 1984/1985 Sabres have serial numbers prefixed with a "C". These appear to be rare and limited to very early instruments. In the main, Pre-EB Sting Ray bridges were also used on EB Sabres. Consequently, the "C" prefixed serial disappears and (as with with the EB Sting Ray) the serial becomes pre-fixed with a "B". Examples exist up to 1988.

See "Bridge Evolution" page for full details.

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