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1976 fender Precision sunburst

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Relic, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. Relic

    Relic Cow are you? Supporting Member

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    I have a '76 P bass here that I'm looking to trade.
    Long story short, between two hurricanes and a son's college tuition, I don't have the cash left to go out and buy a new toy.. :meh: hence the trade aspect... So with that, no direct sale for now, trade only please.

    About this bass:
    I know it's a 76, but I'm not the first owner so I cannot attest to it having all of it's original parts. I replaced only the pickups. The pick up was some aftermarket, dimarzio maybe and not an original Fender, so I replaced it with a Lindy Fralin 7% overwound and it's sounds phenomenal. Ballsy low end with that sweet mid-range crunch, real nice.
    It has a brass nut and the neck itself is nice - no issues that I can see. It plays nice.
    Finish has some cracking here and there as you'd expect from an older work horse like this but there is no wear-through or structural issues
    Two negatives - underneath the pickguard there's some space routed out. If I had to guess, I'd wager that somewhere along the line someone tried EMG's or some other active gadget that required a battery. Whatever it was is long gone now and the pickguard covers the routing. The other anomaly is that it looks like there was maybe a badass bridge on it at one point - you can see it's outline in the finish around the present bridge.
    Otherwsise, it looks good, plays good and sounds amazing.

    My wish list:
    Rick basses (4003, 4001, 4003s), Guild Starfire, Fender Coronado, Gretsch basses (older), older Vox stuff - Sidewinder, Phantom, etc

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    that burst is awesome! :eek:
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    Whoa whoa whoa... NICE ASH!!
  6. Relic

    Relic Cow are you? Supporting Member

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    Bump! Have had many nice offers, (thank you guys) But in as far as trades go, I'm really looking for another classic type bass: Ricks, (even if beat to heck), Hofners, Gretsch, hollow body Guilds. I would also consider a combo Eastwood bass or Epiphone Casady bass + cash. To sell outright $1100 + 50 shipping?
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    ShowLow Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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    Pretty much ready to pull the trigger. PM sent.
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    that burst isnt corrent for a 70's fender. refin?
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    Relic Cow are you? Supporting Member

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    Had several PM's asking questions about this one. In as far as being an example of an all-original P bass, nah I definitely couldn't claim that. I really bought it for the look, feel and sound so that's how I'd like to offer it in turn. The serial number def indicates a 76 though.

    In going over this bass, it looks to me as though at some point in the distant past, it was converted to active electronics (hence the routing for battery and maybe a booster) then later reconverted back to passive, and refinished to a more original type appearance. Some very faint age cracking in the finish leads me to suspect that this was done some time ago...
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    case included?
  12. Relic

    Relic Cow are you? Supporting Member

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    Fender tweed gig bag or for a little more I can include a heavy duty flight case
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    ShowLow Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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    Bumping a beauty. Can't do this right now. Someone should! GLWTS. :bassist:
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    Payment sent! The pressure is off - this one is headed West!

    Thanks Relic.
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