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SOLD FS 1967-68 fender precision all original

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by mattcharest, Dec 8, 2013.

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  1. 1967-68 Fender Precision Bass. Original Sunburst finish. Rosewood fingerboard & C profile neck. All original other than missing the covers. Original Fender hardshell case and hangtag included. Lightweight bass, my bathroom scale shows 8.2lbs.

    The body shows a fair of play wear, there's a small area of buckle rash on the back & a few nicks and dings but nothing major. One extra screw hole in the bridge cover area. This can all be seen in the pics. The original frets have minimal play wear. All hardware & electronics work with no issues including the truss rod. The headstock is very clean. The pickguard shows no cracks. Lollipop tuners and transition logo (correct era). One of the two pickups has been prof. rewounded and both sealed by Dave Vidal in Vancouver. The bass shows a relief/curve in the fretboard, but do not create playability issue with medium-high action in my opinion. Beautiful and great sounding bass!

    3000 SHIPPED to Canada and US continental

    The real deal!

    http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/mattcharest/library/1967 Fender precision bass?sort=3&page=1
  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    you can post the IMG links to get photos up, if you care to:

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  4. el basso

    el basso Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2012
    Chicago, IL
  5. Thanks Chef! I'm green!

  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    beautiful piece, good luck with the sale!
  7. BassIsBoss

    BassIsBoss Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Nova Scotia
    If anyone's wondering about Dave Vidal's work. ....he's a great guitar player who knows what the 'magic tone' is. Remember, years ago, when he got his winder and started doing pickups (great amp tech too). GLWTS....
  8. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  9. 3000 SHIPPED to Canada and US continental
  10. RedGreyRed

    RedGreyRed Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    Are you open to any trades with additional cash?
  11. Only early 70's fender jazz bass ...
  12. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    My eyes are popping out of their sockets. Gorgeous! Good luck.
  13. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    This is a rare one if it's a 68 (which it must be with those tuners!). They were only like this (paddle tuners) for a month or two. I had a January 68 that had the transition logo like this one and the lollipop tuners. It's also the last time Fender painted the instruments entirely in nitro.
  14. Thanks for this additionnal info!
  15. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    They were also the first P-Basses that had the tuners that don't turn the opposite way like the older ones did. The Jazz Basses had these tuners as early as 1966 (but not the P-Basses which stuck with the vintage reverse tuners), but as Fender was preparing to revamp the entire line, they had some paddle tuners leftover, and the new P-Bass logo wasn't quite ready (the big black one), so for the first month or two of 68, they were 67 spec with 66-68 Jazz Bass tuners. They quickly changed them over to the clover leaf style tuners by March of 68 (the ones that said "Fender" on the back but with no trademark symbol) and changed to the new logo. You have a very rare bass there!
  16. hope it will help the sale! thanks again Lownote!

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