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FS Feeler: black/maple 1983 Fender Precision (MIJ "JV series" model PB 57-70)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by whirledpeas, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. whirledpeas

    whirledpeas Supporting Member

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    Must. Stop. Looking. At. Classifieds.

    Ok, so I told myself this P was a true keeper. It has the nicest 1-piece maple neck I have had the pleasure of playing. I have owned a lot of Ps (including Fender CS, MIJ E series, SQ Squiers, Skyline 4464, etc) and the neck on this one may be the best of the lot.

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    I'm nuts for even considering letting this one go... but lately I keep running into some special instruments. I just scored a 1980 hog/ebony wunkay that might fill my P slot; obviously not the same, but in the neighborhood and more versatile (I've been missing my wunkay!).

    May be looking at a rare instrument locally this week. If it calls to me, I'll probably need the space and $... Hence the feeler.

    The JV is a 57 reissue; all original except a red tort guard (really sets it off nicely!), babicz full contact bridge, and one matching replacement tuner (reverse hip shot); original bridge and tuner included. Pics show dunlop straplocks, but have original buttons too.

    Japanese pickups sound great. Thin neck, low action, killer playability ... I haven't dared touch the setup as it arrived dialed in perfectly! And the bass weighs under 8 lbs!!

    Given condition, quality, and rarity, let's say $745 OBO.

    Hi res pics here.
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    Easily worth more, but buyers' market...
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    Will try to get some new pics up today!
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    PM replied.
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    Any idea on the actual neck date?
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    7-26-83 penciled on neck per previous owner. I haven't had a need to remove it. I will verify before closing a deal if necessary.
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    WOW...that's a nice one. I second the "must stop looking at classifieds" statement....quick! Before I make a rash decision!
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    Thanks, she really is a stellar P bass!

    I know the feeling all to well ... sometimes GAS is an evil temptress! (but life is short :bassist:)
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    Good bit of interest, some local.... But bumping for good measure :)
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    Free Bump But I'd like to see you keep it:). You'll miss a rare JV once it's gone. I honestly would buy it but I have 5 Bass projects I'm building plus the 3 in My Sig. GLWS
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    Thanks for the bump and reality check... I probably should keep it... And still may. But she has some competition arriving this week ... And unfortunately I'm not in a place to collect right now.
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    Is that a 32" scale?
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    No, 34 inch scale.
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    Does 57 Reissue mean 1 3/4" neck, or is it 1 5/8"?

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