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66 Precision Good Price or not?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 60bass, Mar 19, 2009.


  1. 60bass

    60bass Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Seems about right for a refin that's missing a few accessories. Man, if the original owner had left it the original LPB color it would fetch twice as much now!
     
  3. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    A refin over a 66 LPB!?! What was he thinking!?!
     
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    back in the day, LPB was considered VERY not cool. Black or a strip job with clear was the preferred way to hack up a fender back then. I did it with a 78 P-bass myself...
     
  5. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Goes to show times change, now LPB is like gold to bassists.
     
  6. 60bass

    60bass Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    +1 on the LPB. I had a P that was Daphne blue and everybody called it a "chick" bass. It went natural. I found out years later that Daphne blue was a rare color for a P. I would have felt bad but by that time the P was long gone and I was into Ric's then.

    I thought the truss rod on that 66 looked like it was in fairly deep too.
     
  7. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    Seems about right to me.
     
  8. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    so here's a $30 question: If this were a J bass, would it be worth more?

    I think so.
     
  9. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    And you will pay! Oh, wait, that is only if you want to buy a '78...:D :D :D


    IMHO, this bass is over-priced. Why?
    The electronics look pretty hacked. The refin is miserable (has to be redone, IMHO).

    Biggest issue besides sound for me: the neck: 1) frets 2) how well it bears tension 3) how well it sets up 4) did I mention sound?

    Pickups need to be inspected up close. Are those tuners correct? Etc.
    I would be very hard-nosed about vintage price, given the slump! :scowl:
     
  10. 60bass

    60bass Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    Totally right. There's also a 65 P in LPB on ebay going for $12,200.00 (ouch). Which I also think is just way too much money.
     
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Buy new, know the pedigree and it's your fault if the bass gets scuffed up.

    $2500 OBO gets a pretty nice (Fender) instrument these days.
     

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