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Fender P-Bass REAL OR FAKE???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EddieSupertramp, Jan 10, 2012.


  1. EddieSupertramp

    EddieSupertramp

    Jan 10, 2012
    Hello I'm Eddie. Well i'm getting this bass for $500, never seen this headstock before and the neck color i kno its maple but y is different from the headstock color?. Can u please guys help me? it is real???

    fendercompleto.

    fenderenjardin.

    fenderdecanto.

    fenderportada.

    s_MLM_v_O_f_65000755_3991.

    s_MLM_v_O_f_65000755_6071.

    s_MLM_v_O_f_65000755_7351.
     
  2. JavierFarias

    JavierFarias

    Feb 9, 2011
    Chile
    to me it is fake. The angle of the decal doesn't seem right, the pickguard doesn't fit properly. I think it may be a P bass body with a Licenced neck with a fender Decal, but not Fender.
     
  3. Hi Eddie. Looks a bit dodgy to me.

    Decal looks wrong, string spacing on the E is weird...
    Tuners look like they've been put on by a chimpanzee.

    What's it being sold "as"?
     
  4. Fake.
     
  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Yeah, that pickguard isn't quite right, is it?

    And I don't know of any stock regular Fender precision with a late 60's/70's style headstock logo that came through the process with such a well figured neck...if it's real, it would be a rarity (I have held necks that had some figuring and one late 70's Strat with a birds eye maple neck.

    The whole thing looks pretty suspicious if its being passed off as a stock Fender. Could still be worth 500 bucks though.
     
  6. EddieSupertramp

    EddieSupertramp

    Jan 10, 2012
    it says Fender P-BASS Japan Reissue
     
  7. EddieSupertramp

    EddieSupertramp

    Jan 10, 2012
    dude can u show me a real logo picture?? y the decal its wrong?? Please!!!
     
  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Is it the 70's style neck, late 50's anodized pickguard (with 70's style quality fit and finish), flame maple neck Reissue? I think they gave that one the model number 70/59(70)FMNRI. :bawl:
     
  9. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    first of all, Precision basses never had a bullet truss rod adjuster. the frets also look way too big and the radius looks to be less than 7.25".
    the tuning keys are reverse tuners so those are inncorrect too.

    looks like it may be a refinned, (possibly re-radiused) and refretted jazz bass neck with a precision bass decal on it to me.
     
  10. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    so yes, it's a fake with mile high action to boot. :eek:
     
  11. EddieSupertramp

    EddieSupertramp

    Jan 10, 2012
    hahaha ok, thank u so much, guess im saving my money!
     
  12. Jazzy75

    Jazzy75

    Mar 1, 2010
    Is that the maximum font size on this board ? i'm embarrassed , come on, you can do better then that :D
     
  13. Wow, the action on that thing is amazing.
    It's tough to tell if the decal is blurry, or the photo is blurry, but the decal looks way off.

    As said by a couple others, the frets are the wrong size, and the neck looks to be the wrong radius. Looks more like an "ebay parts special" to me more than anything.
     
  14. EddieSupertramp

    EddieSupertramp

    Jan 10, 2012
    THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!! This website its awesome!
     
  15. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Bullet truss rod adj. on a p neck? ridiculous! :rollno:

    FAKE! :D
     
  16. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    IMO its a parts bass with a jazz neck for sure.
     
  17. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    IMO its a parts bass without a jazz neck...I don't know there's any Fender in there.
     
  18. Ron G

    Ron G

    Mar 16, 2009
    Portsmouth, VA
    I can't make out the serial number, but it doesn't look right.
     
  19. calebbarton

    calebbarton

    Aug 25, 2007
    Oregon
    I manufacture for several companies including but not limited to: Bridge City Sound, Catalinbread, more.
    Thats a Fender. I have a client with a red one, same pickguard and pickups. Also a maple neck.
     
  20. and --- s_MLM_v_O_f_65000755_7351.

    ---- the tuners are all crooked too.
     

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