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'66 P-bass at gguitars

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anyonefortennis, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
  2. fightthepower


    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego
    Whats the deal with the 'thumb rest' on some Fenders? Is it even a thumb rest at all? Half the time I see it above the E, and the rest below the G, as it is on this guitar.... Anyone care to enlighten me? :)
  3. Originally wasn't a thumbrest. It was were you anchored your fingers when playing WITH your thumb.
  4. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets

    Not on the bass, though, of course!
  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Not some, but all Fenders built from 1951 til the 72/73 changeover, all had "finger rests" or "tug bars".
    If you watch Brian Wilson play you'll understand how the Fender bass was originally intended to be played...down strokes with your thumb.
    Remember, this was supposed to mimmic the sound of an upright when it was designed in '51.
  6. selfblessed


    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    That bass is clean.
  7. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Is the price about right on this one?
  8. Oric


    Feb 19, 2008
    Georgetown, Kentucky
    I wonder if any basses have both a thumb rest and a tug bar... this combined with Fender pickup covers would make a very busy bass...
  9. the art guy

    the art guy Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2008
    No basses came with both as original equipment, but I've seen at least one where the owner had it set up that way. Personally, I don't use them on either side (and I've had both).

    That's a nice clean bass. You won't see a lot of that vintage that are that clean....not on the open market anyway. I imagine someone will pay the price.
  10. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006

  11. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Looks like it even has the original fender Flats on it. A real closet classic!
  12. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    Just to be clear, it's not mine - i just pulled the pic off a web site. It's sweet though!
  13. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    +1 When they're that clean it makes you wonder if they're any good i.e. it's not been played that much as it's maybe not so great. Just a thought and probably way off base, probably just had one careful owner.

    Even if it is a great instrument it seems a bit over the top price wise though, I paid about $4.8k for my '63 in the UK, she's a bit more beat up though!

  14. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    +1...makes me wonder...

    It'd be cool for a rich collector I guess, but 7k for a bass...no way I'd pay that...
  15. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    omg omg omg omg omg omg omg.

    I'm seriously contemplating giving up my rent money and buying this!

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