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FT: 1971 Fender Precision Bass (Plek'ed, sunburst, 8.4 lbs, NJ)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Tonegasm, Nov 7, 2012.


  1. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    Added a cash price.

    This is a '71 P Bass which I purchased from a local deadbeat. He sold the bass to me without disclosing a broken truss rod and then turned his back on me. I loved the bass so I decided to give it a new lease on life. I shipped it off to Phil Jacoby in MD at Philtone. Phil repaired the truss rod and Plek'ed the bass. It functions and plays better than before. One of the easiest playing basses I've ever laid my hands on. I purchased the bass with active EMG pickups installed (yes, there is a very clean, profesionally done route under the PG). Active pickups aren't my thing so I scored an original set of 1974 P bass pickups off of eBay and installed them along with fresh pots and a high quality cap. This thing turned into the PERFECT P Bass! It thunders like an absolute beast.

    Other things to mention: There are bumps and bruises (as to be expected from a '71) on it along with really nice finish checking. The pickguard does have extra holes in it from previous owners mounting thumbrests and what not. One of the screws holding one of the tuning gears on is not original. The swapped the saddles out for threaded ones (my preference) but I do have the originals. Schaller straplocks are installed. The bass weighs 8 lbs. 4.4 oz.

    Comes with a molded hardshell case.

    Cash price: $1,950 shipped CONUS

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  2. Bulltrout

    Bulltrout Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Edmonton, Alberta
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  4. MuthaFunk

    MuthaFunk Supporting Member

    May 8, 2007
    GTA Ontario Canada
    What does "Plek'ed" mean?
     
  5. Eskimo Spy

    Eskimo Spy Supporting Member

    May 27, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
  6. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays... Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    SWEET P, born the same year as me, that makes me wish I owned a selection of Laklands from which you could choose... :D
     
  7. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    Thanks guys. I just played it and I'm seriously considering pulling this ad. First of all - it's the best P Bass I've ever played...ever. Second of all, I feel like I saved it its life with the whole truss rod thing and that it may have landed in my hands for a reason - for me to keep it.
     
  8. Bulltrout

    Bulltrout Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I wish I had a Lakland to trade you or I would love to buy your bass, but I think that would be a good call
     
  9. paradog

    paradog

    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    What price are you asking?
     
  10. uptowndirt

    uptowndirt Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Canada
    bump for a good year.
     
  11. Marc H.

    Marc H. Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    Bucks County, PA
  12. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Why trade it that thing is the s.
     
  14. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    Seriously. My girl even just told me to keep it. Think of your most comfortable pair of broken in sneakers. Then imagine them worn by Jesus. And imagine Jesus playing this bass wearing those sneakers. It's that good.

    This ad might be getting pulled very soon.
     
  15. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    I seriously suspect that this is my old '71 P-Bass. I am in PA, about 10 miles from Trenton, and sold mine to a guy in Central NJ in about 1999-2000.
     
  16. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    You need to buy that **** back right now.
     
  17. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    The seller was from Ringwood, NJ. If you know him personally give him a nice big FU from me.
     
  18. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    I sold my '71 sunburst P-Bass to a guy from East Brunswick, NJ.
     
  19. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    I would love to do that, but I already own (3) P and P/J basses (two Fenders and a short-scale Birdsong).
     
  20. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    Is that an "A" neck?
     
  21. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    Nope. Just the best B neck you've ever laid your hands on.
     



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