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20 fret 1976 P bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Peter Schofield, May 15, 2018.

  1. Pet Politics

    Pet Politics My real name is Michael, but how exciting is that? Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2007
    Burbank, CA
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  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah that's just a great looking old P bass.
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  3. RickyWoo


    May 26, 2016
    Cool bass, weird thread

    20 frets for nearly 70 years and you finally cracked the case! Haha! Just ribbing, OP. My brain farts out more than an overloaded bass cabinet, more often then not.
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  4. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Left hand - 5 fingers
    Right hand - 5 fingers
    Banjo player - 6 fingers
    Fender (mostly) - 20 frets
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  5. Alacajun

    Alacajun Guest

    Mar 19, 2000
    Yep, it's a dog.
    I'll give you $150 for it, shipped....:D
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  6. DrewinHouston

    DrewinHouston Not currently practicing Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Disclosure: I am not a great bass player
    Nice bass, hope you enjoy it!
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  7. Peter Schofield

    Peter Schofield

    Jan 4, 2016
    Ever wished you’d engaged brain before asking a question, eh?

    I have thanked the luthier for the stick he’s led me down the path of. He claims the roto flats were long and it was the guitar specialist that made the short scale suggestion. I’ve threatened to name and shame them :)
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  8. Christcr

    Christcr Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    That is a great looking bass. If you find it defective and want to unload it... let me know.

    As for your luthier... has he been known to sniff glue or lacquer fumes? Buy the guy a yardstick for his workbench.
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  9. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    Um......is that figure for a banjo player per hand?????? :nailbiting:
    Or the sum total??!!?? :wideyed::eek:
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  10. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Per hand. Unless he works in the local factory setting up punch presses. Then it's total.
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  11. bearfoot


    Jan 27, 2005
    schenectady, ny
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  12. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    OP has clearly taken the "no money past the 5th fret" mantra quite literally.
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  13. Christcr

    Christcr Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    I find that I only need a twentieth fret when I'm playing my mustang bass. Otherwise, I never venture that far up the neck. I call that, "Murphy's First Law for Bassists."
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  14. rendevouz


    Jan 8, 2013
    Guys my bass has no frets is this normal?
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  15. Christcr

    Christcr Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    You might want to have that checked. Seems odd. Just be careful about which luthier you call.
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  16. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    One of Music Man's advertising points for the StingRay was that it had 21 freta, to include the E.
  17. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Beautiful bass.
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  18. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    "AND only 3 knobs! Shouldn't there be two knobs for each pickup or did someone steal one of the knobs of this Jazz???" :roflmao:
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  19. Dluxe


    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Pickups date it to 1975. Looks like the second to last green stamped number on the neck is a 5 as well. Love those 70' s P basses.
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  20. trofud


    Mar 28, 2018
    Montreal, Canada
    Beautiful bass. I'd punish it with furious anger.

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