63 AVRI Fender Precision Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mantis Tobaggan, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. I've been playing my 63 AVRI Precision all weekend and I feel the need to tell everyone here that it has to be one of the most amazing basses out there. It is an amazing value at $2000. It is a rebuild of one of the most famous basses ever made. Everyone should own one. I can no longer hold it in. Go buy one and thank me later.
  2. Glazenn


    May 16, 2011
    Brittany, France
    Is the '63 fitted with the Original '60 pickup or the Custom Shop '62 or any other one?
    I have an AVRI '62 P (2000) and I'm wondering upgrading it wih the CS '62 PU...
  3. You,Sir,are not helping my latest attack of GAS......;):roflmao:
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  4. E S Anderson

    E S Anderson

    Dec 26, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Yeah man, I just picked mine up on Friday and am as giddy as a boy at prom with a hotel room! Already recorded 3 tracks with it. A more authoritative sound than what I was expecting, this thing is a beast!
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  5. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef is modulating in time. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    All the new (2013+) AVRI models have new pickups in them. The "Pure Vintage '63 P" is a great sounding pickup.
  6. sorry, this thread is a result of drinking and posting on TB. It IS a great bass though...
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  7. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Mantis :)

    and you had lotsa fun :D ;)



  8. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Could not agree more. The AVRI 63 turned me into a P Bass lover. I had two, one with flats one with rounds and I foolishly sold one so now I have to buy another one again.
  9. I'm sure it is! I've owned a few Fenders over the last 40+ years,and my AVRI '57 Precision is by far the best one yet. I'd love to have something of that same quality and feel with a rosewood fretboard.....
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  10. jadenjazz

    jadenjazz Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    I own a AVRI 63 P as well and everything you said is true. I love mine...but...do you find it difficult to navigatie up high on the neck with the small clay fret markers? I have had mine for 2 years and still get a little nervous when I see a dimly lit stage. Maybe it's just me!
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  11. The neck markers vanish on stage so you better know your parts!
  12. 999Brent

    999Brent Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    It is a little worrisome on a dark stage, but the tone is just awesome
  13. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    You own one? I don't believe you...
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