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1973 Telecaster Bass on craigslist

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Roller, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Jeff Roller

    Jeff Roller Jeff Roller Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Maryville, TN
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    These are getting so pricy lately!
  3. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    That's whyt I bought the Squier version of it.
  4. DutchDude


    Sep 12, 2007
    mmm that bridgecover isn't the original one as far as I know. Isn't that ssupposed to be the bridgecover of a '51 p-bass instead of a pickupcover of a normal p-bass
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    yessir: wrong bridge cover.

    funny how those have inflated over the last 5 years. they couldn't give them away when they were new.
  6. ReidK

    ReidK Jst sy n t lsy cmprsn. Supporting Member

    Remember when late '60s and early '70s Fender products were widely disparaged as "Post-CBS", and priced accordingly? And now they're "vintage", and priced accordingly. I guess all their "flaws" faded with age. (I wish my body did that.)

  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Don't get me wrong...I have a 1972 model. It's nice and light, the neck is a dream...I replaced the pickup with a DrakStar (dropped right in, no routing required)...but seriously, 5 years ago, you couldn't give these away. Now they're worth $2500?

  8. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yeah, but a 70's Precision and Jazz still have the great and versatile tones to them just like any other Precision and Jazz Bass.

    But these 72-78 mudbucker pickup Telecaster Basses never sounded good...then or now, which is suprising they're having that kind of value to them. They were called muddy for a reason, and required mods just to be heard clearly.
  9. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    I read you Chef, I recall when the Fender catalog had to stretch to make 5 pages!, your only choice was colors, and if you paid more'n $300 for anything Fender? you was robbed. What an age!
  10. 60bass

    60bass Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    I own a 72 as well. 3T burst with a nice playing Maple neck. I sure would like to see a pic of the darkstar in your bass :)
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  12. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008

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