I have found the light! My New/Old P-bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Rader, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. I want to thank all of you who offered advice on my search for a P-bass (THIS LINK). Several have emailed me asking if I had made a decision. Well, I found what I was searching for this past weekend at the Dallas Guitar Show. After spending 2 hours walking the rows and seeing many really bad and really expensive "vintage" basses ('64 P-bass, refinished with a paint brush, poor sound, $6000!!!), I was almost ready to leave when I found the Bass Palace booth. Wow! A bass lover's dream!

    And there it was - a '74 P-bass. Natural Ash finish in 9 out of 10 condition. Still had the hang tags. The case looked practically new. One owner who played it and took great care of it. I just couldn't pass it up.

    Made a great deal and left with the bass.

    How does it sound? Like a great ol' '70s P-bass! And like nothing else I own. Very cool.

    And, here she is:

  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    +1 nice score!
  3. That is one sweet bass! you lucky man!
    Treat her with care, or else...:D
  4. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    Beautiful. Congratulations.
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Sweet! That was quite a score!
  6. Awesome P bass!! Have fun!
  7. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Very beautiful! Congrats!
  8. Fishface


    Jul 26, 2002
    Denver, Colorado
    OH........ MY........ GOODNESS!!!!

    Very nice! That is a very nice bass.

    Now if I could just find the mop to take care of this drool.

  9. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    may i ask how much? $$$$$$$$$$$$
  10. WOW!!!

    Hey Jeff, are you thinkin' of changin' that pickguard? That would look even more gorgeous with black or brown tort!
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I had a '76 that looked exactly the same. It was a really nice bass & you're looks better than some new floor modles I've played in Sam Ash/Guitar Center!!!!!
  12. dabshire


    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX

    I am beginning to think we need to do an intervention for you....

    You have a sickness...

    How many total basses does that make now?


    Beautiful bass, by the way, as are all of your others.


  13. You know, I really like the white. Maybe 'cause I had one just about like it back in the late '70s. I do see how a brown tort could look good.

    Don - please wait at least 6 months before the intervention... I should be done by then. ;)

    Hey, I sold the Zon, right??!

  14. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
  15. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    That is one nice looking well kept P-bass! I am envious.:D
  16. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    As am I. Really nice.

    brad cook