Hi , having trouble to date my Musician Sabre bass ,maybe a 1986 ? I am looking to sell the beauty as all my bass work is more 60's vibe these days !!. If anyone has any info that would be great ? Swop for a Fender Jazz !!
Yeah only thing off is that string dampener, and that’s it, reason I said check the pickups is cause if it’s got double 8s it’s by all means essentially the same exact thing as a pre-eb Sabrejust remove the neck and check the dates on the pocket on the body and on the neck heel
For what I have seen, having owned many pre eb and early EB basses, while Jackson (pre EB until the Eb takeover) didn't put any date on the neck, EB started from the early production to put it .
I quote the previous replies confirming that it looks like an early EB due to the string tree position and the dot on 21st fret. All the rest screams per EB: neckplate with "made in USA" and the bridge. Slide switch and covered pickups were used also in the last pre EBs and cutlass 11