SOLD FS/FT: 1982 Fender P-Bass "Fullerton" '57 RI

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Whisper, Aug 5, 2009.


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  1. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    I'm still on the fence about letting this bass go, but I thought I'd put it up here and see what the interest is.

    This is a 1982 Fender P-Bass, '57 re-issue made in the Fullerton factory. As you can see by the date and very low serial #, it was one of the first basses made in the plant.

    It is very light and resonant, the weight is between 8-8.5 lbs.

    When I acquired the bass, it had EMG pickups in it, so I replaced the pickup with a Lindy Fralin pickup for the vintage look and tone, as well as installed CTS pots. It also has Dunlop straplocks installed.

    As you can see, there are some dings as well as finish checking, but it's what you would expect for a bass of this age with an authentic nitro finish. The frets are in great shape.

    This bass really nails that warm, growly P-bass tone! I'm just more of a J-bass guy so I really only play this bass at home.

    Re: Trades - I'm primarily looking to trade for a Sadowsky of (pretty much) any flavour. +/- cash depending on what it is.

    Outright sale: $2000 USD

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  2. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    WOW! That's pretty!!

    One very slight correction. It's one of the first Vintage Series basses made at the Fullerton factory, not one of the very first ones made there. They were making instruments at the Fullerton factory from when Leo expanded the plant early on, I think around 1960.

    jte
     
  3. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Yes, that's correct, thanks JTE.
     
  4. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    If anyone is wondering what these basses are about, this post explains it quite well:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6926247&postcount=29

    "The "Fullertons" are the 1st time the reissues came out from '82-'84. CBS was trying to revamp itself, and the reissues were made using the original tool jigs and mostly old style hand-work like the preCBS instruments. These were still built in the same old Fullerton plant. The detailing and feel was like preCBS ones. The crew that built these later went on to become the Custom Shop.
    Jan 1st 1985 FMIC bought Fender and moved into a new factory with mostly new machinery, in 86 when production resumed, the reissues went on to be a more CNC cut mass production line type built bass.
    So collectors call these early reissues "Fullertons""
     
  5. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    Mind if I ask where you bought it?
     
  6. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    I bought it locally here in Winnipeg.
     
  7. emesen

    emesen

    Jan 3, 2007
    Lake Forest, Ca
    my dream P...
     
  8. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Price drop bump.
     
  9. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

  10. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    Now that's the way to record sample clips man...... what strings are you using?
     
  11. droskobass

    droskobass

    Oct 8, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    Former Part-Time, Non-Commission Employee MOOG Audio
    nice playing and great tone!!

    bump
     
  12. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Thanks folks... the bass has DR Hi-Beams on right now.
     
  13. engage757

    engage757 Inactive

    trade for a warwick thumb or a tobias growler?
     
  14. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Thanks for the offer, but no thanks.
     
  15. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Bumpin' it with some P-bass booty
     
  16. Classic looks and classic sound!

    The mp3s tell the tale.

    Good luck with your sale.

    Jamie
     
  17. backplains

    backplains

    Sep 16, 2009
    TRADE FOR A WARWICK DOUBLE BUCK 4 STRING?
     
  18. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    very nice: Bump!
     
  19. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    You interested in any amp equipment?
     
  20. Whisper

    Whisper Supporting Member

    Thanks for the trade offer, backplains, but I will pass.

    I'm not really interest in trading for amp equipment; the only thing I would consider would be an Aguilar DB750/751 or a DB680.
     
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