Late NBD: A Beautiful 1972 Fender Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by OnTheDownLow, Aug 16, 2022.

  1. OnTheDownLow

    OnTheDownLow Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2020
    Over the last year or so I have been buying and selling a lot of basses and parts. Honestly, it's got to the point that I am tired of buying and selling all the time chasing either feel or tone.

    I decided that instead of having a constant GAS attack chasing and attempting to build what I have in mind I'd just suck it up and actually buy what I wanted.

    As some of you may know I am a fan of early to mid 70s Fenders, specifically precision basses (I can't tell you how many posts I've made about Fender needing to make an early 70s Precision reissue) the neck profile on them is probably my favorite that Fender ever made. I know a lot of people don't like them but in the words of The Kinks, I'm not like everybody else. I love them.

    And so,

    That leads us to this post today. The guy that I bought it from said that he had purchased it from the original owners nephew. The original owner bought it back in early '73 and played it for a few years before putting it in his closet and only pulling out occasionally for about 30 years or so. The nephew inherited this bass from his uncle when he passed however he didn't play any instruments so it continued to sit unplayed even longer. The guy I bought it from is a collector/trader and he said he only ever played it a handful of times himself.

    So here I am, officially the 4th owner but the 2nd playing owner this bass has ever had.

    It is in immaculate shape, you can tell its been played some but definitely not a lot. Time to make some music with this beast.

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  2. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    ‘twas a sunburst ‘72 or ‘73 that convinced me I might like Precisions as a kid new to bass in the mid-‘90s, so I think I get it. Enjoy :bassist:
  3. PaulS


    Jan 19, 2016
    Somewhere in Jersey
    Glad you finally found the one, enjoy!
  4. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Wow, absolutely beautiful
  5. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Awesome, what a beauty, congrats!
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  6. Congrats, you’ve found a keeper!
  7. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Amiable Crank Inactive Suspended

    That is a stunner!
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  8. CletusMarley

    CletusMarley Knuckle Dragger Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    Gorgeous bass! Congrats!
  9. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    Yea buddy, that's pretty close to a holy grail bass for me. Right on TV logo!
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  10. Templar

    Templar Rythm Wrangler Supporting Member

    I'd hit that, nice find.
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  11. Hambone70

    Hambone70 Guest

    Jan 31, 2018
  12. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: NICE SCORE!
  13. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Damn, that's a nice one.
  14. DeepHz

    DeepHz Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2017
    Clifton Park NY
    Sweet Bass! Nice find too! I have a 71' and love the neck too.
  15. donkeygrl

    donkeygrl Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    Beautiful bass! Glad you got what you really wanted! :bassist::hyper::bassist: Congrats!!!
  16. 2old2rock


    Aug 6, 2021
    She's purty! Persistence pays off, glad you found what you've been after all along.
  17. cymbop


    Mar 1, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    I love it. Congrats and enjoy every note!
  18. JC BASS 91

    JC BASS 91

    Oct 22, 2021
    SW Missouri
    Gorgeous bass! Congrats on getting what you have always wanted!
  19. you NAILED IT!
  20. akukulich

    akukulich Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Lowcountry, SC
    That's a beauty!

    I agree with you about the early '70s Fenders. I had a '72 that was amazing. It's one of the few basses I regret letting go. I also have a '72 Tele that knocks me out every time I pick it up. Having learned my lesson with the P Bass, I'll never sell the Tele.
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