Arctic White 64

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Boondockbassist, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Boondockbassist


    Apr 1, 2020
    52DD08A9-05D6-44F9-A4CE-682D8C6BCED5.jpeg 72B62F79-012F-4C52-8F2C-AA3EB68DDA69.jpeg 33B38CBB-1F37-427D-9503-A200EE4827FD.jpeg I have the opportunity to buy this 64 P bass for 5 grand.
    I’ve always wanted a vintage P ever since I played one at a recording session.
    I’m not real familiar with price on these.
    Good deal? Bad?
    The owner is a friend of mine.
    He purchased it new in 64.
    Everything is all original
  2. RedGreyRed

    RedGreyRed Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    New Jersey
    5K is a great deal for a custom color Pre CBS P.
  3. spufman

    spufman Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    That's a very good price for that bass, especially considering your friend bought it new and the history is known. If you love it and have the jingle, take it home!
  4. Tommy Tryhard

    Tommy Tryhard

    Feb 3, 2019
    Maybe you could talk him down a bit since the G string is wound the wrong way on the tuner peg... Just kidding, cool bass.
  5. Thegrandwazoo

    Thegrandwazoo Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    West Virginia
    I'm no expert, but 5 seems like a pretty solid deal on that bass (utterly ridiculous, but that's what they go for these days because 'vintage') based on what I've seen. Seems to be in extra-good shape, and I don't think I've seen terribly many white pre-CBS Fenders. If it does what it should and you can afford it and find it worth the investment for you, I say go for it.
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  6. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    New England
    Great looking bass! What is the scotch tape on the pickups for?
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  7. tb4sbp


    May 9, 2017
    North East
    That sounds like a very good deal

    Best of luck with it
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  8. jbhaugh

    jbhaugh Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    ABQ, NM, USA
    usually to keep the strings from clicking on the pole pieces
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  9. RayWithFlats


    Mar 22, 2020
    on the 1
    Just compare it to the other 5k P-bass on here...

    What do ya'll think of this?

    I think you’re good.
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  10. TheReceder


    Jul 12, 2010
    I almost opened that link... then remembered the bad dreams that that picture caused...
  11. Peteyboy


    Apr 2, 2018
    Los Angeles
    If I was a studio cat I could imagine getting more work by having this in my toolbox.
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  12. Tubehed


    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    When did Fender transition to that style of logo font on p basses? I thought 64's still had the "spaghetti" logo.
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  13. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    Lots of basses buzz / hum when the pickup pole pieces are touched. Clear lacquer is a lot less noticeable, but tape works...

    Very nice old bass. I’m way past buying a vintage bass, but I had my chances. One memorable chance was in about 1984. My wife worked with another woman whose husband played bass. She told my wife he had a bass for sale. I told her to find out more info. My wife came home the next day and said it was some kind of old Fender and he wanted $400. I was young and wanted a Spector, so I didn’t even go look at it. A few weeks later at a battle of the bands, the bassist in another band, who also worked in a music store I visited regularly, called me to the back of the stage to see his new bass. 1964 Jazz, the same one I didn’t even go look at. One of the many that got away.

    If you are looking for a vintage Fender bass, and you can afford it, your ship just arrived.
  14. After you buy it....( And you should, if you have the available funds)
    First song you play on it........ SURFIN USA!!!! :bassist::)
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  15. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    I have a bass from this same year. It’s one of the basses that if I had to unload everything but one bass this bass would be a strong contender... I would grab this since it looks to be in excellent condition.
  16. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    I concur with the consensus. If it's all original, it's a great deal. Tell him to knock off a grand if he doesn't have the ash trays.
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  17. dan1952

    dan1952 Commercial User

    Jun 27, 2012
    Anderson IN
    Artist Endorsement with Supro Huntington Basses / Owner, Dan's Music, Inc..
    That is a steal. Buy it yesterday!
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  18. I would go as far as calling it a lowball price but I haven’t searched reverb etc.
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  19. TemplesOfSyrinx


    Sep 8, 2013
    That is a gorgeous specimen of a p bass. But I've given up on buying expensive p-bass guitars because I can get 99.9% of the sound from one that costs less than $500. I'm having a problem getting past the fact that the G is string is wound backwards.
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  20. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    Sometime during the early 80's there was a pre-CBS Jazz (forgot the year) for sale in the local paper for 800 bucks which I thought was kind of high, a guy I knew bought and it sounded great. I also lost a 65 P bass with an A neck on it at a guitar show, early 2000's, the guy wanted 800 bucks and I left to go see if I could get the money and it sold 15 minutes after i left.