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Vintage Fender Fretless P (TB partsbass)

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

  1. DionClassic

    DionClassic

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    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

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    I'll post more pics when I find time
  3. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    Beautiful. I'm a tort hater but it works with that finish.
  4. snyderz

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  5. Tbone76

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    Nice! What color is that, and how does the bass sound?
  6. DionClassic

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  7. DionClassic

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    And it sounds real nice with the ebony board... The pups are American specials, nice mellow tone
  8. Tbone76

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    Maybe call it mocha latte!
  9. DionClassic

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    Definetly in that ballpark
  10. DionClassic

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    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?
  11. FranF

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    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.
  12. FranF

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    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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  13. DionClassic

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    Thanks for the info and thats a nice jazz! Love the grain
  14. eots

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    I call it an oxymoron . Isn't a fretless more like an approximate bass? :bag:
  15. P. Aaron

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    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.
  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    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.
  17. DionClassic

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    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
  18. bh2

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    Very lovely...
  19. 9mmMike

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

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    Very nicely done.
  20. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Reminds me of Sahara Taupe.


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