Mosrite in Kosmos

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Mosrite in Kosmos

Postby 4TS » Thu May 07, 2020 1:13 am

Hello Everybody,

I am a casual reader in this forum for about a decade. In 2012 I was mosmarized
and started saving $ 40 a month for THE guitar. Now i had saved enough for my first mosrite guitar. But before it begins...

...I would like to thank you all for sharing your thoughts, insights and experience here,
that have helped me on my long journey to a Mosrite guitar.
Special thanks to 101Volts for the M3 of California Pickup comparison, maxkat for the hangten site and
the chance to touch a real Mosrite and Bob Shade, for his all-time competent and friendly answers for newbies like me.

I started playing guitar in late 1999 because of Kurt Cobain. For all of you, who stop reading now - the story is getting better ;-).
Soon after, I met a guy who teached me how to play guitar, introduced me to The Velvet Underground, Link Wray and Ennio Morricone. I was 17 years old and had no idea that there was moore than old russian CCR and Zeppelin vinyl records in my mums cabinet. In 2003, the guy, another guy and me started a band together, heavely influenced by The VU, The Doors and 60s garage instrumental.
We didn't came from L.A., nor New York. We lived in germany, not Munich, not Berlin, but in a small town in the very east of Saxony. Like Aberdeen.

My main guitar for the band was a Danelectro U2 - a 1999 reissue - and a small Danelectro 15 Watt Combo amp with 8" speaker, that a bought from blood donations money at the only local music shop within 80 miles togehter with the guitar for $ 299.-
In 2007, after the bands 3rd album, I got a 1973 Fender Twin Reverb Silverface (I call him 'the uncle'). We started recording the 4th release in 2009, but things just s l o w e d . . -

Crazy for making music with other people, we started a fun project with others in 2012 - a Nirvana Coverband. My obsession for period correct specifications and equipment of Kurt Cobains gear took me to Mosrite. Originally I saved for a Mark I. But if I had choosen the Mark I, than I had to buy a Hallmark Gospel. But now, I have "both" closest in between surf and KC. Also I still feel myself moore like a student than a professionel. - so the Mark V is better for me. Also, I should have saved at least 3 more years to be able to afford a Mark I.

I really like the fever when reading about Tyms first Mosrite. Thats how I feel:

'1966 Mosrite Mk V. My first real Mosrite.'

https://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/27 ... al-mosrite


I´ve always listened and liked Surf music the most of all styles.
Bands like The Lively Ones, Eddie and the Showman, The Atomic Mosquitos, The Surf Coasters, Bang! Mustang! are my greatest joy.

My favorite band are The Los Twang Marvels


Here are some info on my guitar:


Mosrite The Ventures Mark V
Trussrod at headstock
3TS Neck & Body
Fretboard Serial: B1502
Neckpocket Serial: none
Neck Serial: none
Under Pickup serial: Have to check ?
Volume Pot: 1346647
Tone Pot: 1346704
November 21, 1966 -
January 29, 1967
= 1967 made

https://www.ebay.de/itm/1967-Mosrite-Ma ... 2749.l2649

I will write a review about my Mark V after I can go back to the rehearsal room.

Thanks again to all of you, if you have any questions, I´m happy to help you out.
I´m a total Mosrite beginner, but a Kurt Cobain gear expert. Twang on !


4TS
1967 Mosrite The Ventures Mark V
196x Silvertone 1445/26896
197x Univox Hi Flier Phase III
197x Kasuga T-413
1996 Squier Strat
1999 Danelectro U2
2003 Career The Rod
200x Fender Mustang Competition MG73 reissue
2012 Fender Jaguar Kurt Cobain RW

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Re: Mosrite in Kosmos

Postby FrankJames » Fri May 08, 2020 6:57 am

Welcome to the forum !!

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Re: Mosrite in Kosmos

Postby Sarah93003 » Sat May 09, 2020 1:10 pm

Congratulations on your journey to get your first Mosrite. Be sure to post up photos!!
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Re: Mosrite in Kosmos

Postby 4TS » Wed May 13, 2020 2:36 pm

1967 Mosrite The Ventures Mark V
196x Silvertone 1445/26896
197x Univox Hi Flier Phase III
197x Kasuga T-413
1996 Squier Strat
1999 Danelectro U2
2003 Career The Rod
200x Fender Mustang Competition MG73 reissue
2012 Fender Jaguar Kurt Cobain RW


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