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Early Fender Precision Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Recuse Me, Jul 12, 2018.


  1. Recuse Me

    Recuse Me

    Jul 12, 2018
    I just got this Fender Precision Bass. I think it was made late 1951 based on the neck and pocket markings. I know that the pickguard has been replaced, pickup rewound and maybe pots replaced.
    I've read some of the other threads specifing aspects of dating the P basses, which are very informative. I still need to do more research, but I thought that some others would like to see the Bass.
     
  2. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    Well yes
    Where is it? Duke
     
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  3. I've just asked the moderator to move this to "Basses".
     
  4. Recuse Me

    Recuse Me

    Jul 12, 2018
    Thank you, I'm trying to upload the pictures.
     
  5. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    D2EE20DF-DB0C-49B0-AD9F-F070DC7682CF.
     
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  6. Great. Thanks. Welcome to TB.
     
  7. CaseyVancouver

    CaseyVancouver

    Nov 4, 2012
    Cool.

    The bass that started it all in 1951. Leo may even of had his hands on it back then :)
     
  8. The bridge is so cool! I wonder whether it could be done even simpler? Wonderful bass.
     
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  9. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Recuse Me :)

    Welcome to TB!

    good.

    very nice bass!!!!


    may the bass be with you

    Wise(b)ass
     
  10. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    Very nice bass
    Was it pricey? Duke
     
  11. MotorCityMinion

    MotorCityMinion

    Jun 15, 2017
    "The bridge is so cool! I wonder whether it could be done even simpler?"

    Mediocre intonation capabilities and the saddles are not made of metal. Simpler: He could have made the saddles a larger diameter and eliminated the need for height adjusting set screws.

    Leo wasn't simple man, he was cheap.
     
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  12. Then how would you be able to adjust the action without the set screws?
     
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  13. Also, what's the serial number? I found this old thread about '51 P's.
     
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  14. MotorCityMinion

    MotorCityMinion

    Jun 15, 2017
    "Then how would you be able to adjust the action without the set screws?"

    Sorry, Bad attempt at sarcasm. His first run of Tele's (Esquire or Broadcasters), did lack a truss rod though.
     
  15. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    There's an extra-added creep factor when you invert The Emperor. They should have gone with this in Jedi. :smug:
     
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  16. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Bakelite saddles! Very original!
     
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  17. shouldn't there be a s/n on the bridge?
     
  18. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
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