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SOLD Fender Classic 70s Precision Bass - Made in Japan

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dub56, May 10, 2019.


  1. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Price:
    900
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    District Of Columbia
    Fender Classic 70s Precision Bass
    Olympic White
    Made in Japan - 2011

    This is a rare run which does not come up too often, these Classic 70s Precisions were made in Japan for only one year before production moved to Mexico. I’ve owned two of these MIJ versions and I believe they’re a special run of basses. Great playability, capable of super low action. Great fit/finish and a very comfortable neck. Quality way above the price class. This one has upgraded pickups to Fender Pure Vintage ‘63 as well as brass bridge saddles.

    Bass is in great shape. Just some swirling and light scratching on the pickguard. Small gouge in the pickguard near the truss rod access. One small ding on the back near the strap button.

    8lbs 14.7oz according to my scale

    Comes with a nice SKB flight case (pictured)

    Price Drop - $900 shipped CONUS
    PayPal for payment

    Only selling to cover some unexpected expenses. I’m downsizing to 3 basses, this one is one I did not think I’d be selling. Someone will get a special one, this bass is excellent and (in my opinion) has outclassed many Precisions I’ve played at much higher price points.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Last edited: May 21, 2019
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  2. Mediocrity Man

    Mediocrity Man Master of Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2014
    Wantage, New Jersey
    I've got the same bass but I'm never letting it go. Someone is going to love this one.
     
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  3. xroads64

    xroads64

    Aug 21, 2004
    San Antonio
    do you happen to still have the original pickups?
     
  4. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    I really didn’t think I’d let this one go either... I looked around for an Oly White one like this for years. I still might come to my senses, I just need some cash at the moment and I’m going through some major bass downsizing. This is an excellent bass, I agree that someone will love it.

    I do not have the original pickups, only the Fender Pure Vintage ‘63 installed
     
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  5. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    I too have one of these. It was my last attempt to get into a split-P bass. The build quality on these is incredible! The neck and fretwork parallel what I’ve seen on boutique basses!

    I removed the body and built an active jazz bass around the neck. And, I’ve kept the body protected in a case. Someday, I’ll probably put it back to original and try to get into the P sound again.

    GLWTS!!! Someone will be very very happy!
     
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  6. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    You guys are making me question my decision to sell this one! It was hard enough to get myself to create the listing lol :help:
     
  7. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    Keep it!
     
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  8. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Wish I could, but I need to come up with some cash at the moment. Someone’s going to get a good one...
     
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  9. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Off the block for now. Sold another bass, going to think harder about whether I want to sell this one or not.
     
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  10. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Well, after thinking it over some more, I’m going to go ahead and keep this one up for sale. This is a very difficult one to let go of... but I could use the cash.

    You won’t find a better playing P bass for the money! I know the new owner will be happy with this one.

    Dropping price to $950 shipped CONUS
     
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  11. What is the nut width please and thank you?
     
  12. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    1.625”
     
  13. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Price drop - $900 shipped CONUS

    Whoever owns this bass next will be happy. This is a great player, awesome neck/fretwork and low action.
     
  14. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    I am fortunate to own one of these. The finest P-Bass I have ever owned. A true gem!
     
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  15. burl0029

    burl0029 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    St. Paul Park, MN
    Is the neck a 7.5” or 9.5” radius?
     
  16. burl0029

    burl0029 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    St. Paul Park, MN
    Also, is the back of the neck satin or gloss?
     
  17. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    Fender site doesn't show the 70s P anymore. So, I assume they no longer make them. Anyways, they do however have the necks (Mexican though) for sale. Radius is 7.25" per that webpage. And, I believe from memory of mine, that that is correct for the older Japanese ones.
    Neck is gloss urethane. With some sandpaper, you can make it satin-like. Or even tung or tru-oil and wax, if you sand down to the wood. I do this on many of my basses. It makes them feel like US Lakland and modern EBMM necks ;-) .
     
  18. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Radius is actually 9.5” on these Japanese ones according to the old listings on Guitarcenter and Musiciansfriend. I think it feels more like 9.5” than 7.5” on my bass. As @JEDI BASS mentioned, it looks like the newer Mexican Classic 70s P necks may be 7.25” according to the online listings I see for them (I didn’t realize they may have changed the radius until now).

    “Features also include an alder body, C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and 20 vintage-style frets...”

    Classic Series '70s Precision Bass Specifications:
    • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender/Classic-Series-70s-Precision-Bass.gc

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender-classic-series-70s-precision-bass

    Gloss urethane. Also as @JEDI BASS mentioned, this could be sanded down to satin easily if desired. I’ve just kept it stock up to this point and it has been comfortable for me.
     
  19. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    Sorry for the misinformation :-(
     
  20. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    No apologies necessary at all!! I appreciate you helping out. I was honestly surprised to see the different radius listed for the MIM necks you can buy. Makes me wonder if this MIJ one is truly 9.5”, or if they changed it when they moved production to Mexico for some reason.
     
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