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SOLD 1983 US Fender Precision, KILLER tone, black/maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by dukeplaysbass, May 2, 2010.

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  1. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    This is just a great axe. 1983 Fender Precision Bass in black with a maple neck. These were made in Fullerton, too, and have the exact same pickup that is in the wildy expensive "vintage 57 reissues" that go for $2500+.

    This bass has a couple of dings and dents, nothing major. Everything is original except that a prior owner switched the guard from what was probably a white plastic one to a gold anodized aluminum one. Personally, I dig the look, a lot. The guy didn't put any extra screw holes in, but he did add the thumbrest, and that probably added a couple of screw holes (I don't think the original issue 1983s had a thumbrest....) but they'll be well-hidden by the pg if you decide to restore it.

    Wide and flat neck, and a nice light weight, under 9 lbs. Comes with a somewhat battered OHSC.

    $1100 shipped.

    Click on the small pix for bigger ones.

  2. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

  3. Rumblefisher


    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Do-you-accept-trade-offers? bump :D
  4. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    I do. But I can't play 5ers (wrist injury). And I'm not into coffee table basses or pointy axes. And I have enough cabs and amps to kill a man.

    I'd be looking for US Fenders, Gibsons, Guilds, EB/MM, Laklands -- that sort of thing.

    As for Fenders, I'm really looking for older stuff. Not interested in anything less than 20 years old in a Fender, except for a Roscoe Beck.
  5. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member


    really need to sell this, and will take offers
  6. isn't it supposed to have white pickup cover as well as white pickguard ? changed ?
  7. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    Yes, I think you're right. But the pups look right, the pot you can read looks like an 82, and the soldering looks original. Here's a few more pix.

  8. Twocan

    Twocan Living the Dream

    Oct 5, 2009
    Question - the 83 standards had white pickup covers. Were these pickups switched out to the 57 reissues?

    Any interest in a trade for my jazz +? (see link below).

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