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pulled the trigger on a 1977 Pbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dfinnegan71, Jan 7, 2013.


  1. Thanks to all you guys talking me into it on a previous thread entitled "pricing a vintage pbass"
    So I went in today plugged it in again, played for awhile and said, "yup I'll take it"
    Here's a pic of it, and a close up of the checked body. Nice Patina as it should be.
     
  2. Oh ya here are the pics:
     

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  3. not so blurry side angle and headstock shot:
     

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  4. FunkJunk96

    FunkJunk96

    Dec 30, 2012
    Michigan, USA
    That wear looks awesome on it! It's gotten some use for sure.
     
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  6. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Congratulations! Great looking bass!
     
  7. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    congrats! I posted in that thread. glad you're happy with the bass. I miss my 77 p. sold it to a friend but at least I get to visit it every once in a while. :)
     
  8. LOVE your bass. It has the cool battle scars that give it character. :)
     
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  10. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    I like it, if you ever tire of it you wouldnt need to say much about it to convince me to buy it :D
     
  11. Kirk Bryant

    Kirk Bryant

    Aug 23, 2004
    , Oregon
    I was wondering if you wouldn't mind telling us what you paid. ? I recently paid $2500 for an all original 71' P bass. Its a very nice player with light wear SB body and a factory original A or Jazz neck, its very light as well. I think it's special and I own 6 P's right now and have owned dozens over the last 40 yrs.
     
  12. Good to know A-Step... and Kirk I dont mind at all. I paid $1050.
    It's all original with the only quirk is that the original pickups were taken out, Dimarzio's put in and played awhile, than the original's were put back in. That's all we know for sure. It's been played like a MoFo, we know that too. Lots of character and real road wear. I dig it.
     
  13. Pet Sounds

    Pet Sounds

    Mar 8, 2009
    Nice '77; nice score for the bucks. Kirk, don't feel bad about paying more for your '71. The early '70s pieces fetch more $$$, as I'm sure you know.
     
  14. meatwad

    meatwad

    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    You got a fantastic deal, a player definitely worth hanging on to.
     
  15. the art guy

    the art guy Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2008
    Iowa
    That's a very fair deal, even in today's market. Some of the sellers on ebay should take notice of what these things are actually going for these days. (That is, if they ever want to sell their basses) ;)

    Nice bass!
     
  16. Thanks guys, I will be holding on to it for a long while. At least that's what I am telling myself. I plan on giging with this as my main bass in the function band and the bar room country cover band I play with. Good times!!!:hyper:
     
  17. So i thought I would post an update and just re-affirm our love the Fender the P-bass. I have 5 gigs on the '77 I picked up a little while ago. I played last night with a 6 member function band I'm a new member of. I am the youngest player at 41. So there is alot of experience on stage here. This was my 4th gig with this band, first time they heard me with the P-bass. The key-board player comes over before sound check and says "Wow, a Fender Precision, that's the best bass money can buy isn't it?" "They only make those oversea's now-a-days." I didn't want to correct him so I said, "This is a USA made P from 1977, I think you'll like how it sounds." At the first break the Sax player says to me, "I can hear you perfectly from over there and you aren't even in the PA are you?" I said, "no, this bass just cuts through mix really well." At load out when it came time to get paid the band leader says," you sounded really good tonight, keep it up. You must be practicing alot." I just said "Thanks"
    So the day before, I played an Apres'Ski at Sunday River on Friday. This is my regular cover gig. We had a monster drummer who is probably the busiest guy in the biz up our way, play drums with us for the first time. Our regular guy has the flu. I was so humbled when he said after the 3rd song. "Dude, I love your tone!" I hold his opinion in high regard. Just re-affirmed everything I already knew. SO I LOVE THIS FENDER!
     
  18. Bone

    Bone Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Colorado
    I too love those crappy old 70s Fenders. I also get Honorable mention
    for ugliest couch
     

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  19. HOLY S!%$ Bone, I had that same couch in my first Apartment in college!! Same exact couch....I left more than a few dna samples on dem dare cushions:D And My P is the same as yours second from left.
     
  20. itsnottruerufus

    itsnottruerufus

    Apr 13, 2011
    I played that exact same P and fell in love with it. I felt like it had a A neck as well (definitely wasn't a baseball bat like the 72' I played a while back) Congrats on grabbing it man, you saved me a whole lot of saving for it
     
  21. sbpark

    sbpark

    May 26, 2010
    Nice bass. I have the exact same one (it's a '76) with a rosewood fretboard for sale right now. Reading this is making me not want to sell it!