Up for sale, a 1984 Squier Bullet Bass by Fender in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. Designed early in the career of famed Fender Custom Shop master builder John Page, the Bullet Bass was originally created as a replacement in Fender's bass lineup for both the Mustang and Musicmaster, with production moving to Japan in 1984 under the Squier moniker. This bass has a smooth, balanced tone with the articulation and note attack of maple and a warm natural response. There's enough low end thump to please fans of the Precision Bass (while also sporting Fender's full 34" scale length), and enough midrange sweetness and push for players who like the more focused Mustang Bass tonal profile. This Bullet weighs 8lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 45-105 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck sports a medium C-shaped profile with good shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and filling out to a more substantial .965” at the 12th. The original slender frets are flawless, and the bass has a straight neck and ideally adjusted truss rod for easy playability in every register. The scale length is a full 34“, and the nut measures 1 5/8" in width. The Tele-shaped headstock features the Squier Bullet Bass decal, and retains the original chrome-plated tuning machines with clover buttons that work as they should.
The electronics all function as intended, with untouched solder joints and original large pots which date to 1982. The chrome hardware is quite clean with just a hint of patina, and all original plastic parts are present. Cosmetic wear is limited to light scuffing in the pick path, a stray finish chip on the bass side lower bout edge, and faint scuffs and marks mostly relegated to the edges and back of the instrument. The neck profile sports a clean gloss finish.
A hardshell case is included.