Fender '70s Precision Bass

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  1. BEKyle

    BEKyle

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    Has anyone else seen this yet. Should be pretty cool, as long as it plays like a '70s and has a fraction of the weight. Fender® Products
  2. TheFantod

    TheFantod #5 of the Pentaverate. Took Col. Sanders' spot. Supporting Member

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    Wow, that thing is beautiful!

    I'm really relieved it's got a maple fretboard. Otherwise, I'd probably have to buy it. So what's wrong with owning a 5th P-bass anyway...?:ninja:
  3. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

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    Nice looking bass.....but puzzling! Block inlays and binding in the '70s were reserved for Jazz basses. According to my Fender history book there were some one-off P-Basses made with the blocks and binding but it was not standard on the P-Basses at that time.

    But in any case, it still is a sharp looking P-Bass!
  4. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

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    I agree, if it had a rosewood fingerboard bound fingerboard with pearloid inlays, I'd have to buy it. Thank goodness.
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  6. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

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    Meh, I don't care if it's authentic or not. I like the blocks, especially with the P-bass width neck.
  7. FrenchAK

    FrenchAK

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    Oh. My. Lanta.

    Production P-bass with blocks... Trying to breathe... Realizing I have nowhere near enough money to own one in the next five to ten years... Okay.

    Wow.
  8. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

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    No GAS for me unless it's pearloid blocks on rosewood or pau ferro.
  9. redielg

    redielg

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    Id like it better If it was maple with dots on a natural ash body. You know, like a real 70s precision.
  10. BigOldHarry

    BigOldHarry

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    not all '70s P-basses played great, just as not all were heavy. that was more of a J bass problem.

    Many had *huge* necks.
  11. tinman 1967

    tinman 1967 Supporting Member

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    Nice! Is it USA made ? Im not sure the add says?

    Very Nice looking.
  12. Rockmusician

    Rockmusician Banned

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    I don't like the black inlays. I think it would look better if they were pearl or a rosewood finger board with pearl inlays.
  13. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

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    The white one is sweet, but sooo unnecessary in this house! Unnecessary does not necessarily mean I can resist, though.
  14. FrenchAK

    FrenchAK

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    Exactly what I was thinking... But I'm happy with any blocks.
    And for a P with pearl blocks, there's always SX... :smug:
  15. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes!

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    I really like the white one with black blocks. Dig that look. Oly white would be better though.
  16. marantz10

    marantz10 Master Bass Playa

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    I have the same history of the Fender bass book as mentioned before, these basses aren't historically accurate for being mass produced in the 70's, but it's cool looking regardless. I love the blocks regardless of black on maple, pearl on maple, and pearl on rosewood--I'd do any of those 3 when it comes to vintage style basses.
  17. rummy

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    They look kinda awkward, imo.
  18. OldDog52

    OldDog52

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    Very seductive... Must not look!
  19. dgce

    dgce

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    Oh I'm groov'n on the white one, maple board, and black blocks--spot on! I love that look. Could care less about historical accuracy (weight? temperamental pre-G&L 3-bolt neck anyone?). Hope it plays as well as it looks. And check it out, it’s MIJ. Now what shop out there actually has one in yet? Whoever gets their grubby hands on one first MUST write a review!
  20. Tmw2011

    Tmw2011 Supporting Member

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    Just curious, but where does it say that? Didn't see it on the Fender site. All the other members of the classic series are MIM.

    Bass Emporium has them in stock, and they've got them selling for $799, which puts them in line with the other classics models.
  21. -=DanAtkinson=-

    -=DanAtkinson=-

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    +1

    For some reason I only like black inlays & binding with natural bodies.

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