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Look legit?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rodney Shuffler, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. [​IMG][/IMG]Update on my bass purchase, 1983 P-bass. Neck looks good to me, and I think body does too..lot of paint in the neck pocket, but everything looks like I think it's supposed to.....but it's been years since I cracked one of these open. Thought I'd get the opinion of the forum.


    I just put tortoise on, came with single ply white.
  2. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    no shims??
  3. Nothing in there but that, the set screw is in the body like it's supposed to be......this is how I remember them looking from that period with the micro-tilt or whatever they called it.
  4. TTT....hope others will sound off on this.
  5. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Looks good. No shims needed. It has a micro-tilt.
  6. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
  7. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Looks real enough to me. I own three 1983 Fenders and had another that was stolen.
  8. Thanks for the help fellas, I also found three different black 1983 basses on the old interweb with pics and they all look exactly like mine..between the pics and your confirmation I'm happy...I got a real, near mint 83.
  9. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    i just bought an 84 Still brand new in the case looks the same... looks good post a pic of her together thx....
  10. Took a couple of hours of fret polishing to get it cleaned up, it's a real closet classic.....near mint condition but corroded from sitting for years. I did actually shim the neck, I prefer a shim to microtilt, but I used the microtilt to help determine how much I wanted to shim. I think a properly made shim gives better contact than the microtilt and more support, with that being said...I really couldn't notice any difference in tone or sustain between microtilt or shim.