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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jellydonut, Jul 30, 2019.
If she can play bass AND sing, she has surpassed me.
Thanks for all the responses.
It’s a 1972 CAR with maple neck.
Before this bass, I’ve never actually seen one before with that combo.
5Nov72A is what’s stamped on the neck.
A necks are nice for me because it’s not the traditional 1.75 they normally used.
Pretty cool bass. Pretty clean too, yes. With original covers and case etc
I love me some Lake Placid Blue!
My understanding is that it isn't the easiest color to apply. That may be another reason it was not commonly done.
DANG that's cool!
i had a fender p from the 90s that was cherry red
Don't say such a thing, you do! The bass found YOU, so you better accept and play the hell out of it!
And loving the OP's bass too!
Not only that, there were no restrictions like today...all solid body guitars and basses with the exception of the student models (Mustang, Musicmaster, Bronco) could be had in any color, unlike today.
Looking at the shots in vintage catalogs make your eyes pop. The most popular custom colors were CAR, LPB and white (and black in the 1970s). Colors like torino red, daphne blue, shoreline gold, seafoam green, burgundy mist, etc. were available but not at all common.
Here’s a nice pic of this beauty
Yes, models from the 70s are more commonly using Maple as the fingerboard woodtype. The 60s had its glorious time with Rosewood being the 'default' choice. Maple then was a custom order, such as the Candy Apple Red finish was. Today, this colour is pretty common. Even though it's not being offered right now on any Fender or Squier model (correct me if I'm wrong). And I'm glad that this colour reached the Squiers, because 250 bucks offered me that beauty (yes, I had to brag about it because I'm in love, y'know) :
EDIT: My bad, the Candy Apple Red is offered on the American Original 60s Jazz Bass!
I have a CAR Japanese Jaguar with a maple neck, but I added the neck myself. Also, my son is 13 and will only spend time with me if I play Fortnite with him.
I scored this Beautiful Bass. Sat in a Fender employee’s closet for 14 years. Untouched til I bought it. Still has the factory plastic on pickguard.
Oh and well I'm at it, there's the very exciting signature model from Nate Mendel. I think that's the best MIM bass offered RIGHT NOW.
All very cool ass basses!!!!
Love that combo!
Mine is far from vintage, but I have the same.
Beautiful bass OP. Maple board FTW! Congrats and enjoy.
My first Fender was CAR maple neck '72. It has the dubious honor of having been stolen from me TWICE. (Long story). Back in about 78, I hated the color and had it refinished natural. I have several Fenders now and would trade almost any TWO to get my 72 back. My foggy memory tells me that mine had a small decal that said "Custom Taper Neck" on the headstock.
Congrats on finding a great looking Precision!
CAR is one of my favorite colors, so when I did a refin on a Lotus bass, I used a silver metallic undercoat and 7 coats of red-tinted clear lacquer to create this look. The black burst was done with an air brush and lacquer.
To answer your question, I have no idea but 95% of Fenders back then were either sunburst/tort or sunburst/tort and many of them were stripped and are now restored to different colors. I traded a Tele bass for an approximately 68 CAR nitro P bass w white PG in 1977 and part of the reason I traded was because i had never seen a CAR Fender before. It even had the plastic guard on the back when I got it. It was red over gold over white and became a natural heavy relic over the next twenty years I owned it which is maybe part of the reason I scoff at artificially aged basses nowadays, not many of them look real, I had to sell it due to illness during the mid 90's unfortunately.
There's no need to give qualifiers just because it's a '66 and not a '64! The best sounding (in context) bass I have ever heard was a refinished '66 P.
That's identical to the 68 I had back in the day except it had a rosewood fretless neck on it that the owner had added.
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