Fender Bullet BB-30 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1982)

Fender  Bullet BB-30 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1982)
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Fender Bullet BB-30 Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1982), made in Fullerton, California, serial # E-104054, red polyester finish, alder body, maple neck, black gig bag case.

The Bullet Bass was one of Fender's better ideas in the early 1980's, sadly only produced for only a brief time early in the decade as the company was in disarray at the time, about to be divested from CBS. This BB-30 is the short 30" scale version, conceived as a replacement for both the Mustang and Musicmaster basses as an entry-level 4 string. It mates a short scale one-piece maple neck with a Telecaster Bass headstock to a sort of truncated Precision body, with a single Mustang bass style pickup. The neck heel is dated 11-1-82 in the old 1950's pencil style.

The hardware is simple but functional with a single layer white pickguard, Stratocaster style white plastic knobs and a fully adjustable 4-saddle bridge. The body is finished in a snazzy red, the most attractive of the available options. The instrument is quite practical, good sounding and extremely comfortable to play, perfect for beginners or players with smaller hands. This cheerful little bass was a bright spot in a dark era for the original Fender company and deserved a better fate!
Overall length is 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm.), 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm.) width, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 30 in. (762 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.).

This bass remains in excellent all original condition 40+ years on with just some light finish wear, mostly to the back. It plays and sounds very well and remains an excellent beginner's bass; light, comfortable and a snap to play. Excellent Condition.