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Fender Freaks: Info needed....1970 P Bass gold hardware, fine tuners help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The_Ryst, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Ok so a cream white P bass with gold hardware and fine tunrs at the bridge....it's a 1970.

    How much do those go for? What are they exactly called? Any of you own one?
  2. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    El paso, TX
    500 tops? Now really, I dont think those were ever manufactured, probably yours is a tune-up job!
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sure it's not a 1980 P-Elite?
  4. I don't own it an older fellow does. It was the best lpaying fender I'd ever played.
  5. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Fender never made a 1970 P-bass with gold hardware.
    Sounds like an early 80's, Maybe Elite, or P-Special.
    Elites are going for around $950.00.
    P-Specials, around $800.00.
  6. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    The Elite series didn't come out until 1983. The pickups have white covers (the pole pieces are hidden), and an active preamp. The ones with the gold hardware are called "Gold Elite". AFAIK, the fine tuners are exclusive to the Elite series.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    My '93 P Deluxe Plus had the fine tuners and kubicki electronics.
  8. Anyone got pictures of a cream white one so I can see if that's it?