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SOLD 1976 fender Precision sunburst

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Relic, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    I have a '76 P bass here that I'm looking to trade.
    Long story short, between two hurricanes and a son's college tuition, I don't have the cash left to go out and buy a new toy.. :meh: hence the trade aspect... So with that, no direct sale for now, trade only please.

    About this bass:
    I know it's a 76, but I'm not the first owner so I cannot attest to it having all of it's original parts. I replaced only the pickups. The pick up was some aftermarket, dimarzio maybe and not an original Fender, so I replaced it with a Lindy Fralin 7% overwound and it's sounds phenomenal. Ballsy low end with that sweet mid-range crunch, real nice.
    It has a brass nut and the neck itself is nice - no issues that I can see. It plays nice.
    Finish has some cracking here and there as you'd expect from an older work horse like this but there is no wear-through or structural issues
    Two negatives - underneath the pickguard there's some space routed out. If I had to guess, I'd wager that somewhere along the line someone tried EMG's or some other active gadget that required a battery. Whatever it was is long gone now and the pickguard covers the routing. The other anomaly is that it looks like there was maybe a badass bridge on it at one point - you can see it's outline in the finish around the present bridge.
    Otherwsise, it looks good, plays good and sounds amazing.

    My wish list:
    Rick basses (4003, 4001, 4003s), Guild Starfire, Fender Coronado, Gretsch basses (older), older Vox stuff - Sidewinder, Phantom, etc





  2. tmoney61092


    Sep 15, 2009
    Pm sent
  3. punchdrunk

    punchdrunk Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    Jacksonville, Fl
    pm sent
  4. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    that burst is awesome! :eek:
  5. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Whoa whoa whoa... NICE ASH!!
  6. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Bump! Have had many nice offers, (thank you guys) But in as far as trades go, I'm really looking for another classic type bass: Ricks, (even if beat to heck), Hofners, Gretsch, hollow body Guilds. I would also consider a combo Eastwood bass or Epiphone Casady bass + cash. To sell outright $1100 + 50 shipping?
  7. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Pretty much ready to pull the trigger. PM sent.
  8. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    that burst isnt corrent for a 70's fender. refin?
  9. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
  10. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Had several PM's asking questions about this one. In as far as being an example of an all-original P bass, nah I definitely couldn't claim that. I really bought it for the look, feel and sound so that's how I'd like to offer it in turn. The serial number def indicates a 76 though.

    In going over this bass, it looks to me as though at some point in the distant past, it was converted to active electronics (hence the routing for battery and maybe a booster) then later reconverted back to passive, and refinished to a more original type appearance. Some very faint age cracking in the finish leads me to suspect that this was done some time ago...
  11. case included?
  12. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Fender tweed gig bag or for a little more I can include a heavy duty flight case
  13. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Bumping a beauty. Can't do this right now. Someone should! GLWTS. :bassist:
  14. jsr914

    jsr914 Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Southern California
    Payment sent! The pressure is off - this one is headed West!

    Thanks Relic.
  15. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ

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