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Vintage Fender Fretless P (TB partsbass)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DionClassic, Jan 11, 2014.


  1. DionClassic

    DionClassic

    Feb 15, 2012
    Sooo. I just put together a bass using parts the I could scrounge in the talkbass classifieds... I got the neck, body and pups each from different members and I thought I'd make a little thread to post what I came up with.

    Basically... It's my attempt at like 77-79 fender fretless Precision

    Give me your thoughts...

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  2. DionClassic

    DionClassic

    Feb 15, 2012
    I'll post more pics when I find time
     
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  4. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    Beautiful. I'm a tort hater but it works with that finish.
     
  5. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
  6. Tbone76

    Tbone76

    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Nice! What color is that, and how does the bass sound?
     
  7. DionClassic

    DionClassic

    Feb 15, 2012
  8. DionClassic

    DionClassic

    Feb 15, 2012
    And it sounds real nice with the ebony board... The pups are American specials, nice mellow tone
     
  9. Tbone76

    Tbone76

    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Maybe call it mocha latte!
     
  10. DionClassic

    DionClassic

    Feb 15, 2012
    Definetly in that ballpark
     
  11. DionClassic

    DionClassic

    Feb 15, 2012
    Quick question... Most of the late 70s p basses I've seen didn't have the pick-up cover... Is that because it was never issued or did most people just take them off out of annoyance?
     
  12. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    I bought new P's in '78 and '80 and both have chrome. The '81/82 catalog showed them without. That's always the cutoff point I go with.
     
  13. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    I got the Jazz body from the guy that sold you the P body. This is what I did with it. My Joe Schermie (Three Dog Night) tribute. Original 60s 70s and avri parts. Became my new #1 !
     

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  14. DionClassic

    DionClassic

    Feb 15, 2012
    Thanks for the info and thats a nice jazz! Love the grain
     
  15. eots

    eots

    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    I call it an oxymoron . Isn't a fretless more like an approximate bass? :bag:
     
  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I like it. Wish I had the reason to use a fretless.


    Though I think the latest Luke Bryan hit My Kind of Night sounds like a fretless with so many slides.
     
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Nice bass. One could spend hundreds, thousands of $$$ searching out the right feel & sound then on a lark you throw some parts together and there it is.

    Probably my next venture. Thanks for posting these.
     
  18. DionClassic

    DionClassic

    Feb 15, 2012
    Yeah I always thought that... The precision was revolutionary cuz it was fretted... I guess they realised that with the split coil it is ideal for fretless
     
  19. bh2

    bh2

    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Very lovely...
     
  20. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Very nicely done.
     
  21. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Reminds me of Sahara Taupe.


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