SOLD 1973 Fender Precision Bass Refinished

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Bass4ThePublic, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
    United States
    Here I have for sale a nice example of a 1973 Fender Precision that has been loved dearly for the past 48 years. The body was refinished by MJT in nitrocellulose lacquer blonde. The neck was sanded down, but is still sealed. The result is a really nice satin-like feel with a sealed neck, so it’s easy to clean.

    Neck stamp says it was made on the 28th week of 1973 on a Wednesday. When I received this bass, it had a set of Lollar pickups in it. I replaced those with a Fender set from 1971. It also has a badass 2 bridge on it, all screws on it turn beautifully with room to raise and lower the action. Pots were replaced and includes a greasebucket circuit, but I can remove it upon request. Truss rod turns beautifully and has barely any tension on it. It has had a fret levelling, though it was beautifully done and the nut was adjusted to compensate.

    Tuners, neck, and body are original from 1973.

    Pickguard, pots, pickup (although it’s from 1971), bridge, and strap buttons aren’t original.

    Weight: 9.3 lbs, though it can be lightened with a fender style bridge and balances nicely.

    Back of headstock is slightly rounded due to sanding job by previous owner, but is very minor and doesn’t affect playability.

    Comes with unoriginal Fender Hard Case.

    I posted this on Reverb for a higher price, but since reverb takes more of my money and the quality of people on Talkbass are better, asking $2250.
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    bottom of 1971 P pickup
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  2. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chicago Illinois
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  3. El Tookay

    El Tookay Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Killer rock machine!!
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  4. brennanmcnally

    brennanmcnally Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    You’ve chosen wisely.
  5. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
    Going back on the market for good. Price reduced as well.
  6. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
    Pictures of neck pocket and neck heel
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  7. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
    Open to all offers…
  8. cs1422


    Aug 14, 2018
    Hey there! This was my bass, and it’s killer - someone buy it!!
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  9. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Suspended Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Why is the 18th and 20th fret wood on the fretboard look different than the rest?
  10. txhawaii


    Feb 22, 2020
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  11. cs1422


    Aug 14, 2018
    No idea but I put a ton of work into this bass and I’m glad to see it getting some exposure!
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  12. Damn, I'm floored. I'm the guy that bought this from CME on Saturday. I didn't pay the list price in the ad, but still feel like I got a great deal on an old and well cared for Fender. I can't put it down. Would the former owner(s) be OK if I DM them and ask about it's history? For my own edification, I would love to know the life this has lived. Thanks gang. Been a total thrill to own so far.