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Got a Precision, out of the blue!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oddentity, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    The other night, after my band played at a local bar, a good friend of mine who had come to see us took me out to his car, and simply GAVE me his 1996 (50th Anniversary) MIA Fender Precision. :D It turned out that he never played it, and he had recently had a financial windfall, so he wanted me to have his bass. He bought it used a year ago and it had pretty much just sat in the case since then (he's primarily a guitar player)...

    Needless to say, I was totally speechless at his generosity!!!

    Anyway, the thing is dead mint, not a scratch on it! It just needed a new set of strings and a little setup tweaking, and now it plays like a dream -- and sounds great!! It's weird, 'cause lately I'd been thinking of buying a 70s P-bass on eBay or something... No need for that now! :cool:

    Hopefully I'll have some pics soon, of my little "family"... :)
  2. td1368


    Jan 9, 2001
    Too Cool. Good luck with it.
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
  4. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Nice score Odd!!!
    A pbass is nice to have in the arsenal, I too have been trying to score one lately with no luck.
    Show us pics!!
  5. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    ah, great!!! both for the p bass and for your friend!!
    i miss a lot a p bass in my basses. it will be for sure the next addition!!
  6. :eek:

    that's awesome! this must be like a karmic reward or something.

    what color?
  7. Holy Crap I wish I was that lucky. I have a PBass now as my main and I love it to death. Enjoy!
  8. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Awesome!! Hmm... I think I am going to have the reverse happen. One of my basses is a P-Bass copy (Peavey Milestone 2) and has been at my guitarists house for a while. I am begining to think that when his b-day comes up I will just tell him to keep that and the little tascam 4-track he has borrowed. Should be cool for him and useful for me too as it can help him to get ideas.
  9. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    It's black, with a white pickguard and rosewood 'board... :cool: Pics will be forthcoming...

    Nothing like this has ever happened to me before! And believe me, as lucky as I am to have this bass, my friend is REALLY the lucky one... and he certainly deserves his recent financial success; I'm really happy for him! :D

    That's a great idea, Gabu! I'm sure it will make his day!!
  10. WoooooHoooooo!!!!

    Right on Odd!!! :)

    Hey,now you know how I felt when I won the EDC from GuitarTrader.com!!! lol

    Man,where are all the kewl people with financial windfalls when I need `em! :D

  11. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    That's great, everyone should have a P and a J. Sounds like you have some really good friends.
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    MAN, THAT'S A GREAT SCORE!!!!! Congrat's to you & your friend!!!!!

    P.S. Do you think you could tell him to buy a Sadowsky bass & come visit my house!!!! :D:p
  13. Hey Oddentity, that's very fortunate and very lucky for you, congrats. But now, you should be ready to do the same for someone else to " keep the Karmic circle flowing." It doesn't necessarily have to be bass/music related.

    Remember, everything you do comes back to you.

    Nice break. Enjoy it.
    Mike J.
  14. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Hey, does this friend of yours have any other basses like a pre-cbs fender, or a fretless jazz with bartolinis? does he have a name, phone number, address, or anything? :D :D :D

    Well, have fun with your precision. I wish things like that happened to me. Well, someone is going to give me a MIJ p-bass pick-up in the future, but i don't know what i'm going to do with it, i have a MIA P-Bass and my next bass is probably going to be a MIM Fretless jazz bass with barts. I saw a fretted at bassgear.com with a badass bridge (i think it was a badass) for $325.
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Congrats, oddentity!:)

    Sounds like you have a real friend there.
  16. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Wise words there, Mike. That's how I try to live my life every day...

    Thanks everyone for the kind words- I just had to share the story with folks who would appreciate it! :)
  17. Snap!!! A black 1996 P bass...

    <p align="center"><img src="http://www.andydaventry.com/bass/pbass.jpg">
    <p align="left">
    I changed the pickguard. I strongly recommend doing so...black p basses look <big><b>excellent</b></big> with a black pickguard...

    Oh, and the reason mine doesn't have any position dots is that it used to be fretless.

    Here's me playing it..

    <p align="center"><<img src="http://www.andydaventry.com/bass/me.jpg">
  18. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    VERY cool, Andy -- I was thinking about doing that myself! The only question is ... gloss black or matte black (a la Stingray)? :)

    Looks like you put black knobs on it too?
  19. Mine's gloss. The knobs are chrome, but now you come to mention it.....

  20. Wow! Free P bass...nice! I was interested in
    hearing opinions on newer P-basses vs. old
    70's P's. I have a 70's P --- (for sale), and
    I haven't bothered to try a newer one. Am
    I going to be sorry to sell this thing? It's a
    cool bass (even though its brown) in good
    shape - but I NEVER play it and I feel bad because
    someone should be playing the thing.
    It's been listed under FS a couple of times, but
    no interest...hmmmm.

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