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Fender '70s Classic Precision

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

  1. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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

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  2. DeliriumTremens

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    previously japan, now mexico
  3. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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  4. 4001

    4001

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    Were the block inlays an option on the P-Bass in the 70's?
  5. slickbass3

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    +1
  6. thebrian

    thebrian Still can't think of anything good to put here. Supporting Member

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    No, never on any production basses.
  7. 4001

    4001

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    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.
  8. IPA

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    Is it really 'running out' if your 50+ year old designs still work perfectly?
  9. Bassdirty

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    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
  10. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

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    This is a '74 Precision. Fender can stick that "classic reissue" crap.

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  11. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

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    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
  12. Lowbrow

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    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?'
  13. thebrian

    thebrian Still can't think of anything good to put here. Supporting Member

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    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.
  14. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Nice, and agreed. They shoulda named it something else.
  15. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    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?
  16. peledog

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  17. thebrian

    thebrian Still can't think of anything good to put here. Supporting Member

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    Yup.
  18. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction Supporting Member

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    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!
  19. 4001

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    Waiting for the Fender Blockhead amp....
  20. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    I larfed, good job!

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