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Fender '70s Classic Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Snakeman1066, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Anybody know where these are made? can't seem to find any info even on the Fender page!?

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  2. previously japan, now mexico
     
  3. Were the block inlays an option on the P-Bass in the 70's?
     
  4. slickbass3

    slickbass3 SilGarzaJr Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    North Texas
    +1
     
  5. thebrian

    thebrian The brian abides. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    California
    No, never on any production basses.
     
  6. That's what I thought.
    So, this is just another way to mix and match necks and bodies by Fender and generate more sales.
    It just seems like they are running out of ideas.
     
  7. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    Is it really 'running out' if your 50+ year old designs still work perfectly?
     
  8. Bassdirty

    Bassdirty

    Jul 23, 2010
    CT
    I wouldnt say running out, I think it's a well justified idea (maybe not original)
    If it's a jazz neck, then it's the perfect p bass for me..(and plenty of others) ;)
    and lets not forget..it looks cool.


    ymmv
     
  9. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Chicago
    This is a '74 Precision. Fender can stick that "classic reissue" crap.
     

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  10. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    76227
    It's not a jazz neck. It's a p bass neck.

    Blocks on a p bass makes it about as UNclassic as it gets. This model makes no sense whatsoever. I love Fender but this is just dumb.

    1st run was Japan. Everything since MIM
     
  11. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Oregon, USA
    Don't know if the bass is dumb, but it's definately a silly name for the model, IMO.

    I think they could have called it "'70s Fantasy Precision" and the name would not only have been more accurate, but more enticing as well. The blocks look cool; an attractive 'what if?'
     
  12. thebrian

    thebrian The brian abides. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    California
    I think the name "Classic P Bass" is kinda dumb too. If it was a J neck, I could see it being a nod to those early guys like Duck Dunn who swapped J necks onto their Ps back in the '60s/70s.. but it isn't a J neck, it's just a P with blocks.
     
  13. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nice, and agreed. They shoulda named it something else.
     
  14. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA

    Maybe the "70s Classic" aspects are that the bass weighs over 12lbs, has a big gap in the neck pocket, and has a super heavy poly paint job?
     
  15. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  16. thebrian

    thebrian The brian abides. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    California
    Yup.
     
  17. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Atlanta
    I think they did it maybe to act as a companion piece to the 70s jazz bass. Blocks on the jazz? Blocks on the Precision! Blocks for EVERYBODY!
     
  18. Waiting for the Fender Blockhead amp....
     
  19. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I larfed, good job!
     



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