NBD 1972 Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NeilGB, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. NeilGB

    NeilGB Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    SF Bay Area - East Bay
    I picked this up today. As far as i can tell it is all original except someone put some non fender tuners on it.

    I didn't know I wanted a p bass till this weekend when I tried a Mia precision in gc and realized that was a sound I must have. Looked around, found this. The neck is perfect and the tone and overall solid feel of the instrument is jaw slackening.

    My other basses are nice (2 musicmen and a sadowsky) but I think this could be my new favorite!

    Does anyone know where I can get period correct tuners?

    Neil View attachment 286404 View attachment 286405
  2. NeilGB

    NeilGB Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    SF Bay Area - East Bay
  3. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    Looks gorgeous, as far as the tuners, I haven't looked in a while but I've seen quite a few on EBay for the Pre CBS basses, don't see why finding a set for a 72 would be too difficult.

    Good luck, oh and put a wanted ad here in the classifieds, you never know someone may just have some sitting around.
  4. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Is that the one I saw on Dublin/Pleasanton craigslist? If so, crazy good score at that price.
  5. The only option you have is buying the aforementioned CBS tuners. If you don't care that it says "FENDER" on the tuner, the Allparts TK-0882-001 /GOTOH FB3 is a drop-in replacement.
  6. PM me, I might have an extra set of tuner still that I bought for me 77 P. someone chromed them, but did a horrible job and it's flaking so you could always remove the chrome and have a decent Patina.

    I need to look around for them as I've been moving my house around, but I will try to find them.
  7. Brams77


    Jun 30, 2009
    1977 has different type of tuners the ones he needs are late 1968 to late 1974. Trust me I collect these things for years now.
    I got 1971 orig tuners for you, although I have to ship them to you from europe. They are nicely aged I think they would match your bass quite good. Also comes with orig screws. Also got the ferrules for it. Doesn't come cheap but PM me I can provide pics if you like.

    And oh by the way lovely condition Precision bass!!! May I ask what you paid for it?


  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Nice bass - try here for tuners:


    - georgestrings
  9. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    PM sent - set of '69 tuners available
  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Wow that kills. Congratulations. I love/hate TB.
  11. NeilGB

    NeilGB Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    SF Bay Area - East Bay
    Thanks for all the kind comments and help with the tuners.

    I had planned on fitting a set of labella flats but it sounds so good with old rounds I am having second thoughts!

  12. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

    Nice bass!

    I have Modulus basses as well as other Fenders and Music Man basses..... by 1974 P will always be one of my favorites.

    Sadowskys, Dingwalls, Roscoes, MTD and Benevente have came and gone.... not my '70's P!
  13. NeilGB

    NeilGB Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    SF Bay Area - East Bay
    Ok so labella medium flats fitted. Sounds fantastic l! Plays great, too.

  14. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Just scored a 1971-P-Bass just like this.
    Major GAS while I wait for the brown truck.
  15. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Looks very nice! That almost looks like an "A" neck, what's the width at the nut?
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Beautiful they are begging for Labella's my favorite strings but I may go with Fender strings for this baby find out what gauge the originals were and get those.
  17. extreme


    Mar 20, 2000
    That's definitely not an "A" neck.

    And, regarding tuners, yeah...go ahead and spring for some originals. That period tuner ('68-'75) is my favorite and Fender has never reissued this style (AFAIK).
  18. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The period correct tuners would be the nickel finished clover style used from 68-76, but these are broken up into two eras because of one tiny detail: from 68 to 71 have no register 'R' and 72-76 have the registered 'R'.
    The bottom of the clover shape transitions smoothly to the shaft and has no tuxedo tails like the mid-76 and later chrome tuners.

    Really, ebay is your best bet for parts.

    68-71 non 'R' $T2eC16RHJIYE9qUcOQZWBQF9D7ugQQ~~60_3.

    72-76 'R' $(KGrHqR,!hwFC)LeJNMIBQu49Md9Q!~~60_12.