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'71 P-Basses and bridge cover mutes

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dougjwray, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    I posed this question in Hardware, Setup & Repair, and got no replies, so I'm trying here.
    Does anyone know whether 1971 Fender Precision Basses came with bridge covers with mutes? (I don't believe so.)
    I have one lying around and can't remember which bass it came from.
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    My 1974 has both original covers and a strip of foam glued to the bridge cover for a mute. All factory.
  3. A '71 should have had them ...... my '75 P came with them.
  4. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Okay, very good! Thanks for the replies.
  5. I wish I could find my original pup cover and thumbrest!
    I bought repros.
    I have the original bridge cover.
  6. MKoby


    Jul 14, 2004
    MD/Metro DC
    My 1972 P had a strip of black neoprene foam glued to bridge cover.
    It started to disintegrate in 1977 or 1978.
    It is long gone.
  7. 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
    Yes. 1971 P-basses had mutes in the bridge covers—mine does.
  8. Fretlessboy


    Nov 29, 2007
    St Augustine Florida
    Endorsing artist GENZ BENZ/HERCULES STANDS/XSonics
    LOL, I have been going thru boxxes of old parts, I will let you know if I find them.

  9. spendidfender


    Jun 2, 2009
    71 P basses and cover mutes

    I have a '71 Precision bass, bought by me, brand new and it came with covers and a glued-in foam mute. Still have them, but took them off years ago.
  10. Aspidites


    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    My 76 came with them.
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