Today I think if I had that bass I would just sit when I play it. I wonder who has it and if he or she recognizes the greatness they own. That one had something special about it. Thinking back through the all the basses that have passed through my collection, I recall several that were something special in the way they sounded and several of them were traded or sold because they were so heavy. There was the SR5, a late 1970’s Fender Jazz and a Roscoe SKB 6 that were fantastic sounding but very heavy.
So, perhaps the next time you are looking at Musicman basses at a dealer and you take one off the wall that is very heavy…plug that sucker in and audition it. You just might take it home.
Oh, yes I do understand that the newest versions of the basses have reduced weight…probably a nod in my direction…but I’m certain they sound lovely too.
I wonder who has Heinz?