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Fender Precision bass real or not?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MustangBrady, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. MustangBrady


    Oct 5, 2012
  2. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Hard to tell from the two pics as they're both the same!

    Tinting on the headstock looks real enough and at the price it'll be a steal.

    Looks nice.
  3. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    For that price ($280 USD) I would take a chance IF I happened to want a P bass with that finish at the moment. Lots of parts basses play as well or better than all-original Fenders of that era. There aren't too many serviceable basses available at that price point.

    “You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?” (sorry, Clint...)
  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Looks real to me, and great color
  5. It isn't. It's a Japanese lawsuit copy from the seventies. If you look close, you'll see the headstock is made from 2 pieces of wood (you'll see a horizontal line underneath the tuners), something Fender never did. The shape of the pickguard is off, you can see it's a decal (wrong curvature),...
  6. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    The headstock and Fender logo decal do not look right.
  7. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

  8. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Thats not real.
  9. Fender Logo doesn't look right letters seem to be crunched together?
  10. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Should have gone to Specsavers!

    My eyes! The goggles they do nothing!
  11. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Just look at the nut and the way the headstock is 2 pieces of wood, not fender.