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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rodney Shuffler, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Rodney Shuffler

    Rodney Shuffler

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    [​IMG][/IMG]Update on my bass purchase, 1983 P-bass. Neck looks good to me, and I think body does too..lot of paint in the neck pocket, but everything looks like I think it's supposed to.....but it's been years since I cracked one of these open. Thought I'd get the opinion of the forum.

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    I just put tortoise on, came with single ply white.
  2. GM60466

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    no shims??
  3. Rodney Shuffler

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    Nothing in there but that, the set screw is in the body like it's supposed to be......this is how I remember them looking from that period with the micro-tilt or whatever they called it.
  4. Rodney Shuffler

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    TTT....hope others will sound off on this.
  5. FranF

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    Looks good. No shims needed. It has a micro-tilt.
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  7. Turock

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    Looks real enough to me. I own three 1983 Fenders and had another that was stolen.
  8. Rodney Shuffler

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    Thanks for the help fellas, I also found three different black 1983 basses on the old interweb with pics and they all look exactly like mine..between the pics and your confirmation I'm happy...I got a real, near mint 83.
  9. stonewall

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    i just bought an 84 Still brand new in the case looks the same... looks good post a pic of her together thx....
  10. Rodney Shuffler

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    Took a couple of hours of fret polishing to get it cleaned up, it's a real closet classic.....near mint condition but corroded from sitting for years. I did actually shim the neck, I prefer a shim to microtilt, but I used the microtilt to help determine how much I wanted to shim. I think a properly made shim gives better contact than the microtilt and more support, with that being said...I really couldn't notice any difference in tone or sustain between microtilt or shim.



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