NBD: Fender Classic ’70s P-Bass w/ GL Jazz neck.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassbubble11, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. This is a belated NGD seeing how I got this beauty a few weeks ago.

    It is a Fender Classic ’70s Precision Bass with a Geddy Lee Jazz neck. I love, love, love this bass.

    I bought it from fellow TB'er MasterBass! who by the way is one of the coolest cats I have had the pleasure to talk to on this forum.

    The bass feels great. My other P has a J neck on it but the GL neck is way faster. I am guessing because it is shallower front to back. It is glossy but not sticky like other glossed necks I have played.

    It sounds like a P for sure but this bass is a bit punchier and more defined than my other P. It sounds absolutely fantastic in my 3 piece Alt/Pop rock band. I may never play another bass again. LOL. I absolutely love this thing.

    As for it's looks? You decide.




  2. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Congrats man, gorgeous bass! What's the pickup like? Been considering getting one of these.
  3. Tbone76


    Aug 24, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Looks great, congrats.
  4. I really don't have anything to compare it too other than my Fender Special P. In comparison it is bigger sounding. Very focused low end. Not muddy at all. Lots of clarity and super punchy.

    I suggest trying one. I am surprised how fantastic it sounds being an MIM. Oh it's pretty light too.
  5. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Thanks man! Great sounding, good looking (especially with the binding & inlays on the stock fretboard) and thumb rest - ticks all the boxes! I like to rest my thumb on top of a pickup when I play, but split pups are angled in the middle so I don't always have as much room as I'd like. Thumb rest takes care of that though!
  6. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Very nice, Congrats!!
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Man is that cool congrats I love the binding on the neck I think Fender could sell a ton of these.
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  9. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Gorgeous bass. Congrats!
  10. BrianToska


    Jan 14, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Congrats on the new bass! My 70s reissue Precision is my main bass!
  11. I don't why Fender doesn't offer P's w/ J necks and vice versa. I think they would sell 2 tons.
  12. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    There are a few. Deluxe Active P Spec is PJ, J neck & McKagan is 1.625 width almost there but I think the original JB Special that Duff played is 1.5 nut width.
  13. Yeah I actually own a '99 Fender Deluxe P Bass Special. It sports a Jazz neck (passive pups).

    I also forgot to mention in my OP that I have A Squier '60s CV. The width on that is 1.625. I actually love that neck. It is super shallow from front to back like the Geddy neck. Just a tad wider.

    Anyway, I'm just sayin' Fender could probably make a few extra bucks offering standard issue basses with P or J necks.
  14. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Very pretty bass, but I'm confused about a couple of things, if this is actually a Fender 70's Precision Bass like this: http://www.fender.com/series/classi...ingerboard-olympic-white-3-ply-bwb-pickguard/

    The bridge is a Sung-Il. Those bridges are 4-hole. Have you removed it to verify the original bridge holes exist and are plugged?

    Second, the color doesn't look yellow enough for Olympic white, it looks more like Artic white. Here's the Fender color chart: http://www.fender.com/support/color-chart/

    Anyway, it's a very nice looking bass and I hope you enjoy it for years to come.

  15. Fluid Power

    Fluid Power Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2013
    Land of 10K Lakes
    I have a mid 80's Jazz Special (Duff Mc) bass and it is a P bass body, with a 1.625 width neck and P/J pups with the large diameter magnets and the special passive tone with the center detent, Black head and rear of neck, bass of neck truss rod adjust and no pick guard. (See attached photo)

    OP, very nice bass, I have huge gass for that!!

    Attached Files:

  16. paparoof

    paparoof Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    fEARful koolaid drinker
    Wow. I really don't like white basses but that's absolutely beautiful.
  17. Yes my bass is the same bass in your link. CLASSIC SERIES '70S PRECISION BASS.

    Thanks for the info on the bridge. I have not taken the bridge off. Didn't even realize it was 4 screws.

    About the color. It looks exactly like the color of the bass on Fenders website. The swatch on Fenders sight is heavy and yellow compared to the bass and compared to the color of the bass on there sight. The pics I took are kinda casting a blue hue on the white also. Still it's not as heavy and yellow as that horrible fender swatch. LOL.
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I agree and your bass just looks elegant every part of it just works there's nothing you could change on that bass to make it look better if I had a signature model it would look just like this one.
  19. adk teleman

    adk teleman

    Aug 28, 2011
    Alex Bay NY
    Congrats! They are great basses! I love mine! I have kept it stock and plan on keeping it that way! The PUP is amazing! Really great focused bottom end and when you turn up the tone knob nice and nice bite to it!