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SOLD 1960 Fender Precision bass. Pre-CBS, 8.2 lbs. Amazing player. 57 years old

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by DJJazzV, Jun 23, 2017.


  1. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir... Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Price:
    $3555
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New Jersey
    SOLD!
    1960 Fender Precision bass. Pre-CBS, 8.2 lbs. Amazing player. 57 years old

    The Body date is 8/60, the Neck date is 12-60.
    Original Pickups (10.0k ohms), Tuners, Bridge, Bridge cover, & Pickguard with the metal shield and no cracks.
    The neck was covered in varnish a long time ago. That has been removed and refinished with a light satin finish.
    Looks like a “C” neck written in pencil.
    “Relic” type neck refinish so it doesn’t look like a new neck on an old bass.
    Almost feels like bare wood, but enough to protect it and keep the wood from getting stained.
    The trussrod works perfectly.
    The body was covered in some sort of paint a long time ago, then well worn.
    Please see the photos for the best descriptions.

    Replacement parts:
    The CTS pots are dated 1974. A modern spacing bone nut has been installed to pinch the strings closer and much easier to play. Original nut included.
    See the original nut photo placed on top for comparison.
    A replacement StewMac trussrod NUT has been installed. The original was stripped. Original included.
    “Aged” replacement knobs added.

    One of the easiest and fastest playing Pre-CBS Precision basses. Thin neck, very low action, and very light weight.
    Minor fret wear, and an obvious very worn body.
    New SKB molded case included.
    $3555 shipped within the continental U.S.
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    Last edited: Jul 24, 2017
  2. That 's it . My birthday p bass (only not July) in black and tort yet.(have an ESP Vintage 4 same ). Sadley my lottery numbers didn't match or would be on it's way to Tennessee. Will try again...
     
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  3. ghettoshelf

    ghettoshelf Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    Austin, Texas
    Drool.....That would make a nice companion to my 63. I just bought another Ric so I am broke again.
     
  4. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir... Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    4th of July weekend price drop. A 1960 P bass for less than 4k? Here it is:
    $3999 shipped within the continental U.S.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017
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  5. Buri

    Buri

    Jun 20, 2010
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Are you willing to ship over seas?.. if not let me know, I may have someone in the states you can ship it to if needed

    Shipping overseas is of course on me :+)

    ______________________________________________________________
    ****always looking for pre CBS p basses**** :)

    My Gear:
    1969 Kopy Kat EB-3 Bass MIJ
    1972 Fender Precision Bass
    1972 Greco Precision Bass - custom gold sparkle finish
    1977 Fender Precision Bass
    1983 Fender Precision Bass RI54 (OPB-54-75) MIJ
    1983 Squier Bullet Bass MIJ
    1988 Fender Precision Bass RI70 MIJ
    2002 Fender Precision Bass RI51 pink paisley MIJ
    2002 Fender Mustang Bass MIJ
    2007 Fender Precision Bass 50's classic black MIM
    2007 Fender Precision Bass 50's classic blond MIM
    2007 Aerodyne Jazz Bass non export MIJ
    2012 Jazz bass RI62 MIJ
    2012 Fender Precision Bass RI62 MIJ
     
  6. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Eastwood Guitars, CHC Guitars, GHS strings
    Yes please.
     
  7. bass08053

    bass08053

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    Where in NJ are you located?
     
  8. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    pm'd
     
  9. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    AMERICA
    wow great price for a pre-CBS Fender!! Man oooh man that's sweet!
     
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  10. Alehouse

    Alehouse Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    Where in New Jersey are you? I presume it is a slab neck. Thanks Ed
     
  11. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir... Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Yes. Slab fingerboard.
    PM sent. Thank you.
     
  12. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Cool bass! Has the finish been modified/finished unsealed/over-sprayed?
    It looks like there are coarse sand paper scratches, paint thinner changes, dust, wood pores, and "orange peel" textures in finish.

    Got pics of the control cavity? Thanks!
     
  13. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir... Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I would have no idea what happened to the body of the bass. That was long before I had it. Under the pickups appears untouched. A knowledgable TalkBass member pointed out that the original finish was most likely Sunburst by the pickup cavity. Those cavity pictures were from when I got it. All that dust is long gone. Much cleaner bass now.
    The neck was sanded only. No paint thinner to remove the varnish. A previous owner probably used course sandpaper before applying the varnish. The neck is very smooth, but those scratches could not be removed without removing too much wood.
    I don't have any pictures of the control cavity, but if I unbox the bass, I'll take some.
     
  14. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir... Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    $3555 shipped within the continental U.S. Double-boxed and ready to go.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
  15. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca Never spit through an open doorway... Supporting Member

    Did you manage to take the covers off the pickups to see which type of wire they are wound with? I'd be curious to see that.
     
  16. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir... Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    SOLD!
     
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