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NBD: 75 Fender Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 1stOfficerRiker, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. NBD: kinda. I've had it a few months but haven't posted on it yet. I picked this up on a trade, Definitely a keeper with the A neck profile, plays like a dream. Any suggestions welcome on how to mitigate issues with the pickguard splitting at the jack screw. I don't want to modify it unless it's something I can screw on and return to original shape later, as it sits right now it's 100% original other than the strings.

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  2. creaturegods


    Sep 23, 2017
    Mocha finish, black pickguard, maple fretboard, huge '70s headstock logo... You are a player of true class and exquisite taste. Enjoy! It's a beaut.
  3. skaine


    Dec 11, 2014
  4. I'd ask the gang over on the Luthier's Corner -
    Luthier's Corner
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  5. skaine


    Dec 11, 2014
    A 70s era P bass is something that i always have wanted, failing to that, a reissue of MIA 70s era P bass also works. Thats why i had bought Fender SH Signature P couple of years ago. Its almost impossible to find them for sale here in Turkey even i have the money :)

    You might want to replace the pickguard until you get the original repaired, in order to prevent additional damage maybe? It seems only a small part of the pickguard holding it together.
  6. Gorgeous! :drool:
    And an A neck, that’s my kinda P, enjoy! :)
  7. They all seemed to break like that back in the seventies. Take it off, keep it and get a replacement. Another common problem was the output jack acting up due to the lock washer eating through the crappy piece of foil under the controls acting as a ground. The jack would buzz and hum and the player would wiggle it back and forth and often break the pick guard. Pain in the butt. I had a '76, truly a horrible bass. I put an anodized black aluminum guard on it. Problem solved.
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  8. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    New Hampshire
    Please, not mocha or root beer, proud walnut. Looks awesome
    70spbase and LUCE like this.
  9. I love mocha basses and I wish there were more of them made currently. I also really want a bass with an A neck.
  10. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    This....not sure how a pro would repair it but i had this 72 Musicmaster bass that the tip was broken off where the screw was located and above that broken in half.

    I reinforced the broken part on the back with a piece of credit card (flexible) epoxied to the pickguard.

    I just feel like i couldnt take a chance with it breaking further...so replace with another guard until you figure out how to repair the original properly.
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  11. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    Probably as good as anything else. OP, I'd get a new PG and put the old one aside. Other than that, I'd do nothing to that bass. It's my birth year. That retailer logo makes it even better.
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  12. skaine


    Dec 11, 2014
    Yes good idea to keep the original away and safe until its repaired. Reinforcing also a good idea.
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  13. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
  14. five7

    five7 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    From Bobby's in Denver too cool. Use to go there in the 70's. Beautiful, just beautiful.
  15. elgranluis

    elgranluis Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    El paso, TX
    I don’t have a pic or my bass in hand right now, but my 78 p has a washer between the screw and the pick Guard.
    It actually looks 100% rock and roll.
    onestring and downunder like this.
  16. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I experienced a similar issue with an old P-Bass of mine years ago, except the tip from the pickguard was long gone by the time I acquired the instrument. I contacted the guys at Chandler in Chico, CA and had a new one made = outstanding experience! Yup, there are several companies across the country crafting replacement guards, but I can tell you these guys are total pros.

    Chandler Music Pickguard Planet -- Google and ye shall find. I highly recommend.

    Whatever you do, hold onto your original pickguard. Keep it somewhere safe. Having it in the case will greatly help with the re-sale if that should ever take place.

    Cool bass, man! Those mochas are so dang sweet!

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  17. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Walnut finish, A-neck, maple board, BIG TV LOGO.. that's my dream-P right there :drool::drool::drool::drool:
  18. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba

    Apr 30, 2017
    I have read elsewhere once about someone removing a guard off an old guitar and later when he tried to put it back on it had shrunk a bit and the holes wouldn’t line up. If it were my classic instrument and I was going to remove it I would probably remount it on a piece of hardwood. Could be BS but I’d be upset if it happened to me. Beautiful walnut bass!
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  19. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi 1stOfficerRiker :)

    Maaaaaaaan! :drool::drool::drool:

    Happy late NBD!!! :hyper::hyper::hyper:


  20. That dealer sticker is awesome!
    Nice bass. I’ve got a B neck 75 and love it.
    My pick guard is cracked there, too. I put a black nylon washer under the screw there. It’s been like that for yonks and has survived.
    Best wishes!

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