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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Snakeman1066, Aug 1, 2013.
Anybody know where these are made? can't seem to find any info even on the Fender page!?
previously japan, now mexico
Were the block inlays an option on the P-Bass in the 70's?
No, never on any production basses.
That's what I thought.
So, this is just another way to mix and match necks and bodies by Fender and generate more sales.
It just seems like they are running out of ideas.
Is it really 'running out' if your 50+ year old designs still work perfectly?
I wouldnt say running out, I think it's a well justified idea (maybe not original)
If it's a jazz neck, then it's the perfect p bass for me..(and plenty of others)
and lets not forget..it looks cool.
This is a '74 Precision. Fender can stick that "classic reissue" crap.
It's not a jazz neck. It's a p bass neck.
Blocks on a p bass makes it about as UNclassic as it gets. This model makes no sense whatsoever. I love Fender but this is just dumb.
1st run was Japan. Everything since MIM
Don't know if the bass is dumb, but it's definately a silly name for the model, IMO.
I think they could have called it "'70s Fantasy Precision" and the name would not only have been more accurate, but more enticing as well. The blocks look cool; an attractive 'what if?'
I think the name "Classic P Bass" is kinda dumb too. If it was a J neck, I could see it being a nod to those early guys like Duck Dunn who swapped J necks onto their Ps back in the '60s/70s.. but it isn't a J neck, it's just a P with blocks.
Nice, and agreed. They shoulda named it something else.
Maybe the "70s Classic" aspects are that the bass weighs over 12lbs, has a big gap in the neck pocket, and has a super heavy poly paint job?
I think they did it maybe to act as a companion piece to the 70s jazz bass. Blocks on the jazz? Blocks on the Precision! Blocks for EVERYBODY!
Waiting for the Fender Blockhead amp....
I larfed, good job!