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1975 Precision - Just got it for $1600. Good or bad deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mitzache, Mar 20, 2013.


  1. mitzache

    mitzache

    Jan 14, 2013
    Hi guys, I just bought this baby. 1975 Fender Precision Bass in great/ good condition. Original were replaced with Badass bridge, CTS pots, DiMarzio pickups, Schaller tuners and a newer pickguard. There are no splits, cracks, breaks or repairs anywhere just light to moderate play wear with some nicks, finish fading and checking (pictured). The neck is straight and the frets are in great shape. Comes with the original hardshell case.

    Do you guys this is a good deal? I always wanted a vintage bass but now I am a bit worried all these new bridge, pickup and else does not serve the purpose.

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  2. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    Terrible deal. You should've bought an Upright instead.
     
  3. mitzache

    mitzache

    Jan 14, 2013
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  4. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    See if the seller will take it back.
     
  5. miner

    miner

    Oct 26, 2008
    Chicago
    Hahaha I think you meant to post this in a different forum.
     
  6. mitzache

    mitzache

    Jan 14, 2013
    haha.. thanks for the quick reply.
     
  7. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Yeah, Totally horrible deal. I will give you a couple hundred to save you any more embarrassment.....LMFAO

    She's a beauty!
     
  8. musicman666

    musicman666

    Sep 11, 2011
    ca
    Beautiful bass. Love the color. I don't have a clue as to what vintage Fenders go for these days, but it sure is prrretty!
     
  9. mitzache

    mitzache

    Jan 14, 2013
    I obviously have no idea of the value .. just followed my gut instinct and bought it on the spot. Took me 5 min to decide. I am a total newbbie and been playing for 8 months only, btw.. so no embarasement here:)
     
  10. bignote

    bignote

    May 27, 2006
    Okinawa, Japan
    Great deal. Congrats.
     
  11. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    That is about the average going price for a mid-70's Fender bass, so in that repect you did good.
    Beautiful bass, congratulations.
    Wear it proud, play it loud!
     
  12. mitzache

    mitzache

    Jan 14, 2013
    Thanks! I am really excited for it! Am not sure I should install bridge and pickups covers though.. found some 70's originals on ebay...
     
  13. You did fine! Not a steal given the mods, but a reasonable price.
     
  14. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    You should put some Spirocores and an Underwood pickup on that baby! Check the radius of the fretboard, though. It looks a little flat for arco work.
     
  15. Rocky

    Rocky Banned

    Jul 21, 2000
    Los Angeles
    +1 .....lol
     
  16. Finally. A 70's-era 'burst that I like from Fender.
     
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Gorgeous bass are the pickups a newer version? if it were mine I would get some pickups original to that era but that would probably take it over what it's worth.
     
  18. pnut166

    pnut166

    Jun 5, 2008
    alabama
    The question is more " Do YOU think it`s worth it" ? Obviously you do, so congrats !
     
  19. Adam Attard

    Adam Attard

    Feb 9, 2009
    It just needs to be drilled for a Laborie endpin and have an extension put on and you're good to go.
     
  20. Jsn

    Jsn upright citizen

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Hey, it's a removable neck! :D
     

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