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Help: ID on a Fender Bass MIJ

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Beammeup, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    Hi Guys N' Girls - fellow TB'ers

    I was hoping that some of you could give some details on this Bass.

    The serial no. isn't visible, 'cause it's covered with a sticker.

    Seller claims it to be a '73 MIJ Precision bass with active pickups.

    Could this be true?
    - Please help me - quick :hyper:

    I'm looking forward to your wise words.
  2. from the looks of the holes in the body where i presume there was a pickguard it doesn't look like it could be a fender, also i don't beleive fender of japan was around that early. sounds like someone is tryin to snooker you !
  3. It is not a '73. It looks like a "P-Bass Lyte" made in the 80's or 90's.
  4. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    I don't like being "snookered" :crying:

    Thanks for your opinion.
  5. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002

    There's a difference!
    Could it be a Lyte - it has stacked knobs?

    What would be a fair price for this bass?
  6. Between the USA, Japan and Mexico, they made a dizzying array. Regardless, it isn't a '73. The Lytes didn't have pickguards but they made one called, I believe, the P-Bass Special with a Sting-style pickguard, PJ pickups and stacked knobs.
  7. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    Hi Lonote,

    Thanks for your answer.
    - It was very usefull.