The definition of the word "Fun", when used as an adjective is as follows:

Fun: "amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable."

That brings us to this bass. When we first received it, it had heavy gauge strings on it and was dirty. My first impression of it was "ugh" and then I began the process of bringing this early '70s girl back to life. Besides the requisite cleaning, polishing, detailing and oiling of the fretboard, I had to think about the strings. I wondered if they even made .45-.105 gauge strings back in 1971 and if someone did, would they have put them on this bass? It has a small, exceptionally comfortable neck that just doesn't seem to require something that heavy and then it hit me: I would try a light gauge set of flatwounds and see what that got me.
After putting the flats on and making a few adjustments, I gave this Mosrite its first run since arriving here at the shop and that is where the first sentence of this description came in.

This bass, simply put is fun to play. If you are a fan of smaller necked basses, then I have discovered your four-string nirvana. I sat down with this Mosey and had my way with her for a good while before stopping to just give her the once-over yet again. Then, I went back to playing and ultimately, that's the measure of an instrument: do you want to play it and does it inspire you? The oddest song that came from this bass during my time with her was "Spooky" by The Atlanta Rythmn Section. Yes, folks, I went all kinds of 1972 and felt no shame whatsoever. I imagine the next owner of this bass will do the same and that's exactly what we hope happens.

This B-1 is pretty tidy being 51 years old. She cleaned up nicely and the neck is straight with low action. The case looks to be non-original and it protects the bass more than adequately, but the middle latch is broken. It's a wonderful vintage package at a "back in the day" price, so as always, we thank you for stopping by and urge you to call, email or PM with any questions!

Southern Elk Music Co.

Southern Elk Music Co.

Southern Elk Music Co.
Ray Mauldin
Niceville, Florida
9:04 AM

We accept, Paypal payments, credit cards, bank wire transfers, personal checks, cashier checks, and of course, cash in a local pickup situation.

We ship via UPS Ground unless other arrangements are made. "General" costs are: Guitars and basses East of the Mississippi river- $55.00-$65.00 Guitars and basses West of the Mississippi river- $65.00-$75.00 Amps- to be determined. All shipping costs can be determined before shipment with a simple inquiry. Items must be returned within 24 hours (of notification of intent to return) in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

All customers get a 48-hour, no-hassle return period. Our singular purpose is for you, the buying client to be more than satisfied with your purchase. If there is ever a problem with one of our items after receiving it, please email us at or call Ray Mauldin at 404-895-3459.