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Fender Fretless Precision Bass - Post yours

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by moishelichtfuss, Sep 27, 2011.


  1. moishelichtfuss

    moishelichtfuss

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    So, since I kinda fell in love with the Fretless P that I bought on the bay earlier this year, I'd be interested in more pictures of fretless Ps from the 70s.
    Instead of going the ole' club-route, I'll ask you to simply post a pic of yours.


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    This is mine. I haven't got a better picture, as the instrument resides in our rehearsal space. Neck-serial number puts it somewhere 78 and 81.
    Afaik the only part that is not original is the pickguard (Previous owner stated that it originally was a black one. Possible?). The pickup covers are white.
    After trying it with round-, flat- and compression-wounds, I ended up using Thomastik JF344s, because I love the feel and the boom.
     
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  2. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    1978 Maple fretless, Antigua finish!

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  3. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    I've had this one in the classifieds for a while now.
     

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  4. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

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    Here's mine with it's jazzy twin. I really need to get some new pictures...

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  6. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

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  7. sickest beast

    sickest beast

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    i would love to have a fretless P bass. I've actually only ever played a fretless once in my life and it was a cheap P bass knockoff that was converted to fretless. Needless to say, it wasn't very nice to play.

    All of you guys have beautiful P basses.
     
  8. MKoby

    MKoby

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    Here is mine

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    1972 P
     
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  9. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time. Supporting Member

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    The voices are telling me to add a J pup and install a 3-way Tele-style switch. Make them stop...
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  10. moishelichtfuss

    moishelichtfuss

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    Very nice! Maple necks seem to be the preference around here. And that Antigua finish is extremely fine.

    I'm thinking of putting a tort-pickguard on mine, depsite it being a lighter sunburst. The white is just...too white.
     
  11. moishelichtfuss

    moishelichtfuss

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    So,just to obsessively get on your nerves a little bit more. I replaced the pickguard (before was the first post in this thread) and really like it. Especially with the white pups.

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  12. theRocco

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    Can anyone provide a Tone Report of a vintage 70s Precision Fretless? I'm researching what fretless to get and like to hear your views.

    I do like what I've heard about the Wal basses, but out of my reach at the moment.

    I also watched several lessons on Youtube about getting "Whah" bloom from any bass, with technique and set-up (flat neck). But do Set Necks and Through-Necks do the "Whah" better than say a bolt-on Precision?
     
  13. BagelBruin

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    THREAD WINNER!
     
  14. moishelichtfuss

    moishelichtfuss

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    Most definitely.
     
  15. slowburnaz

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    Whenever I dream of a fretless P bass, I tend to think of this tone:
    Mutemath - Fretless P

    Sounds like he's got just a touch of overdrive going on, but still. Very nice.
     
  16. FretlessMainly

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    Early '76:
     

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  17. moishelichtfuss

    moishelichtfuss

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    ...and a nice carpet to put it on.
     
  18. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

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    P-Bass in body shape and neck dimensions (1-3/4 nut). I just prefer J pickups for fretless.

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  19. SamanthaCay

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    I like this thread.
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  20. BrickBatMansion

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    hey man

    i think your finish is called "Sienna".
     
  21. BrickBatMansion

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    Dont do it. Once that hole is routed, you can never go back. Especially if it is a vintage body.
     

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