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NBD '73 Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godofthunder59, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I picked this up locally at a independent music store. '73-'74 Precision Ash/sunburst with a maple neck.Dimarzio pup, Badass bridge, no covers, ohsc. Other than that pretty clean. She's a killer player a little on the heavy side. I like her just they way she is. I was shocked when they accepted my offer of $1,000! 73FenderPrecision001. 73FenderPrecision002. 73FenderPrecision003. 73FenderPrecision004. 73FenderPrecision006.
  2. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Man that is a beauty! Love it!
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Just gorgeous congrats I love the way those necks age.
  4. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Very nice - congrats!!!

    - georgestrings
  5. loogy1


    Feb 23, 2013
    richmond, va
    Awesome find looks like the brother to my dads tele
  6. Beautiful 'burst!
  7. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Classic beauty, congrats!
  8. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz

    May 26, 2010
    are you sure its a '73-74? THought they were using tort pickguards those years and had a tug bar and not a tumb rest. My ''75-'76 P has a black pickguard and a thumbrest, and was under the impression it was the first years to go with the black pickguard.

    My '76 aside from having a rosewood board was identical with a BAII bridge and a Dimarzio pickup. I immedicatiely got rid of both, put a Fender vintage bridge on it and a '62 'Original' pickup and it sounds amazing now.

    Nice score!
  9. cricman


    Feb 23, 2013
    West of Dallas
    Sweet! That looks like the bass from the high school Jazz Lab band that I played before I built my own Jazz Clone. I loved that thumping beast. Man, I just had a flashback to MacAurthur Park, Send In the Clowns, The Barney Miller Theme, and an arrangement of Blue Rondo A La Turk!

  10. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I am not totally sure it's a 73-74 I ran the serial and that's what came up. Before I ran it I thought it was a bit later. I haven't had a chance to check out the pots.
  11. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Beautiful Bass!

    Nice Score!! :bassist:
  12. Very nice score. Love that color. Congrats and enjoy your new bass.:)
  13. Tom Cat

    Tom Cat

    Jun 4, 2011
    Nice!!! .... I have a bone stock 75 just like yours and I gotta say it has THE most stable neck I've ever owned, set it - forget it.
    It was used and abused when I got it so I figure if it's survived this long it'll out live me.
    Gave thought to installing a Badass I've had around for a while but the stock bridge sounds just fine.
  14. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    Mid 74 was the switch from tort to black and tugbar to thumbrest. Thats a late 74 early 75 imho
  15. +1.
  16. the art guy

    the art guy Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2008
    Nice one, and good price too! Congrats -
  17. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    This is my favorite era of Fenders. Sure some dogs and boat anchors but find a good one
    and its joysville. I love a one piece A width maple neck. Enjoy.
  18. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Holy Crap!

    That kind of took my breath away.
  19. MIMike


    Jan 1, 2013
    West MI
    Nice ash.
  20. Petethebassman


    Mar 7, 2008
    Nice score at a great price! Makes me wish vintage Fender prices were more like this in Europe, too. Looks great, I love how the neck & headstock finish has aged on this one.

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