For Sale 1978 Fender Precision - Walnut & Maple + HSC

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Li De, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Li De

    Li De

    Jan 31, 2020
    United States
    Call it Walnut, call it Mocha, call it Trans Midnight Red...whatever you call it, it's absolutely gorgeous in person.

    I don't want to sell this bass. It was my first real bass. So many memories, so much resonance with the ash body, original chunky P neck and Badass I bridge. I hardly play it any more, and it deserves a good home.

    It's got EMG pickups that I scoffed at and planned on replacing when I bought it, but I'll be damned if they haven't impressed and grown on me. Great growl and punch. Not your thing? Swap 'em out for some overwound Fralins (my original plan) and this thing would sing!

    Now, as a 40+ year old bass, it's got some bumps and bruises. Biggest nick in the finish is less than a quarter of a dime in size. The neck has some finish chipped off around the 3rd fret. Frets have plenty of life left and no buzzing.

    I'll ship it in a hardshell case, I'm hesitant to call it original, but it definitely vintage-y Fender. It's in great shape, interior plush lining is clean. One latch is a little wonky, but still keeps it closed tight. IMG_0075.JPG IMG_0076.JPG IMG_0078.JPG IMG_0079.JPG IMG_0082.JPG IMG_0083.JPG IMG_0085.JPG IMG_0087.JPG IMG_0088.JPG IMG_0089.JPG IMG_0091.JPG IMG_0095.JPG IMG_0094.JPG

    Price: $2000 O.B.O.
    I haven't been in the market for a long time so I'm willing to hear offers. I did a quick glance on here and ebay and priced it accordingly.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2021
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  2. ab2112

    ab2112 Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2015
    Oh my god. This won't last the weekend. Maybe not even the night.
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  3. devnulljp


    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
  4. SSS


    Apr 11, 2005
  5. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    What does it weigh?
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  6. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
  7. bassfreakah


    Mar 26, 2011
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    I love the emgs in my P bass!!!!
    The battery last like a year. You can do so much with the tone knob. It has a nice phat tone with no noise whatsoever.
  8. chechunka

    chechunka Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2009
  9. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Good luck, seller has yet to reply to me and hasn't even been on Talkbass since this ad was posted.
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  10. Li De

    Li De

    Jan 31, 2020
    Hello All,

    I would like to say that I am sorry to all that were interested previously. I posted this shortly before the pandemic and since that time I have had other priorities and wasn't able to sell this bass.

    Now however, I am in a place where I can pack and ship this bass, I hope it's ok that I'm just bumping this thread instead of starting a new one.

    Please let me know if you have any questions, I have done my best to honestly convey all the information I have on this awesome instrument. Since it has not left it's case since the original posting, the pictures are still up to date.

    Thank you
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  11. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013