Help identify these PLEASE. Fender P Bass +Fender JP-90+ Case.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 1SHOT1HIT, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Disregard both guitars they have been sold. Thanks for the help.
    --And last is a all black Fender Jazz Bass Case
    It appears to be well old or just beat to hell.
    It's really not that horrible unfortunately though someone must have forgot their keys and was too cheap to spring for a lock smith. both latches are busted on it.
    I saw online a new one for around $150-$180
    Is this one an older model? Would it have any substantial value for it's age? Or is it just an old ugly beat up $100 case?
    Any help you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated.
    I'll put one pic of each and then a few more in another post.
  2. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Sold Disregard, Thanks
  3. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Sold Disregard
  4. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    The questions about the case only pertain to the black one, The brown tolex 60's case is the Shell Pink J Basses apartment.

  5. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Okay after some searching of my own I've found out that the Black JP-90 was a USA Fender made in 1990 judging by it's under 780 serial # and considering they only made them for three years.
    I also was able to figure out a ball park dollar amount it'd be worth which is close to nothing with the neck warped the way it is.
    Nearly new ones seem to be going for around $300-$500
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The P Bass is a 1992 Precision Plus. Apparently some of these came with pickguards and some didn't. I had a '93 Precision Deluxe Plus, shown below. I sold it for $500 to a friend a few years ago. It was in like-new condition. It was $1,149 list in 1993 (I think I paid about $800 for it new), which was pretty high-end for Fender in those days.

  7. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Thank you kind sir, I am not able to remove the neck or anything at the moment and it was killing me:crying: to know what the thing was.

    So whats the value on one of these things?

    Any idea on the case below?
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Dunno. Are you selling or buying? If selling, run $500 up the flagpole and see who salutes. If you're buying, $350 maybe? No idea on the case. It's a used case.
  9. I am to tired to really deliver a bunch of info , but Id walk from the case. I am guessing it not that clean.

    The JP-90 can be had in great shape and working fine for 350$ , 350$ is like top dollar i have seen one sell for. One with a warped neck is worth pretty much 0-200$ , no way its worth more then 200$ , not a chance. I seriously wouldnt touch that bas for mroe then 150$ . As i said a nearly pristine one is 350$ MAX, you could find one for 300$.
  10. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Yeah no this was of absolutely no cost at all so it all may very well go on the market real soon.

    The case I'll just hang onto and use it for my squire. I was hoping maybe I could sell it and fund one a bit newer and nicer but I figured it really didn't have too much value.

    I'm a little surprised at the only $500 for the 92 P bass though I figured maybe around $650-$700 but I guess I should pull my head outta the clouds, honestly I'm not real sure I even remember what I'm basing that number off of.

    Probably saw something while searching online last night.
  11. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    None the less if it sells for a dollar it's no loss to me.

    Lol no I am not selling it for a dollar.
  12. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    That is a precision plus as Munji said, introduced in 89. One of the earliest to feature the 22 fret neck and "boner" extended upper horn. The later version with no pickguard was the precision plus deluxe. It should have lace sensor pickups. The fine tuner bridge/headstock truss adjust/tilt neck were holdovers from the elite series p basses.

    You might be able to find some info on pricing by searching for similar era basses and adding a bit for it being the plus line. People tend to refer to that era as "boner" basses but I'd be careful searching around for that word ;).
  13. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    The Fender HSC is from late '60s - early '70s. Looks like it's for a Jazz Bass. Not worth a lot, but at least $100 to somebody.
  14. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Awesome great info guys and thanks a lot.
    I've already been graced with this basses nick name so the "boner" term doesn't come as such a shock.
    And no worries I will NOT be typing the word boner into any search engine on my computer, it's already hard enough around here to get the misses in the mood the last thing I need is a line of questions starting with "and why again were you searching for boners online?
    Even worse it's one of those things shed probably not even mention, but you better believe itd get tossed around to all her girlfriends, her mom , her coworkers, her hair dresser, the nail ladies etc.
    Next thing I know I'm out in public wondering why strangers are pointing and laughing at my expense.

    No thanks
  15. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta Guest

    Aug 23, 2011 the truss adjustment on your JP90 at the heel? The adjumstment on mine is at the neck. Did they switch spots on those? (If you decide to part ways with the JP, sned it this way...)
  16. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    The case is a mid 70's case. The late 60's-early 70's had the tail script and the late 70's had "Made in USA" and a plastic emblem. With broken latches $100 would be a fair assessment; cases flip quick because they're not easy to find except for sellers pricing $250-$300+
  17. Davbassdude


    Mar 16, 2012
    I have a question regarding the dot inlays on the rosewood fretboard. Were there any Precisions made in the 70's with Rosewood fretboards and dot inlays? Or did all the Fender basses from that period strictly have bar inlays. I had a Sunburst Precision that was supposed to be a '71-'74 with a Rosewood fretboard and dot inlays (and of course no skunk stripe on the back of the neck). I always wondered if it may have been older than I thought. By the way, that bridge on the Natural finish bass looks like a better design than most of the stock Fender bridges I've had/seen. I always had to replace them with a Badass II bridge.
  18. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Michael, what do you mean by tail script?

    And I guess here's my question with the case if it does have (some) value and I do have a use for it.
    Would it be beneficial to invest in a set of latches which seem to be a relatively cheap expense and somewhat simple job to replace with some sense and a rivet gun?
    Basically is the case worth putting some effort into or just let it be and buy a new one later?
  19. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT Guest

    Feb 17, 2012
    Yes it is at the heel on this one, I'm not really sure what's going to happen with any of this stuff just yet I have a feeling though that my 11 year old may have beat you to it.

    That bass is EXTREMELY light maybe only 6-1/2/-7.0 lbs. at most.
    My son loves the two bigger basses I have but their a bit uncomfortable for him.
    So I may be looking into seeing about either getting the neck straightened out (if possible) or maybe looking for another that'll fit it.
    Maybe build him a mini me bass to learn on with me.
    I'll keep you in mind though if it seems he's not interested.
  20. Johnny Alien

    Johnny Alien Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    If you want to use it then go for it. Cases are weird things...they are worth more original but even then they aren't worth a ton. Once broken they pretty much cease to be useful so won't sell for much at all. Fix it to make it useful again and it loses any value it had anyway. So once they are broken you might as well fix it and use it or leave it as is and sell it for a song.

    As far as value on the other two being low....Fender gets harassed all the time for not being innovative but anytime they are nobody wants them. Oddball Fenders just aren't worth a whole lot on the used market no matter how nice they are.