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NBD: Fender Duck Dunn Precision!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shrigg, Jun 28, 2014.


  1. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Just scored this Duck Dunn Precision Bass today. I've been looking for one of these for a while and it does not disappoint! 8.5 lb. and plays and sounds awesome! Now I need to put my LaBella flats on it and enjoy the THUMP!

    Duck-Dunn-Precision-1.

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2014
  2. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Very Nice! Congrats & Enjoy!:woot:
     
  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Nice! What is the nut width on these?
     
  4. Peavson

    Peavson

    Jun 18, 2014
    Very nice looking. Congrats!
     
  5. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Nut width is 1.67"

    Here is more info I found about this model:
    The Fender Duck Dunn Precision Bass was introduced in 1998 as a "Limited Edition" bass. Produced by Fender Japan and imported in tiny quantities to the USA it was truly a limited run and there were never enough to go around. They rarely ever appear for sale on eBay or elsewhere.

    A Fender Duck Dunn Bass from 1998:
    Donald-Duck-Dunn.

    The Fender Duck Dunn Precision Bass was available in only one color, Candy Apple Red over alder. It had a 1950's shape 34" scale one piece maple neck with maple fretboard and 20 frets. I can not remember the fret size, but I think they were smallish and not medium-jumbo. The hardware was the chrome plated nickel variety including vintage style machine heads and 4 saddle bridge. One standout feature was the gold anodized pickguard with a finger rest mounted on the G-string side. (Dunn never used a finger or thumb rest choosing instead to rest his thumb on the pickup or on the E-string, however he is often seen playing Precisions with these rests since they were standard equipment for his year model of choice which is 1958.)

    Another feature of this bass was that it came with Schaller strap locks already installed as standard equipment.
     
  6. Nice score, 'grats! Yeah they are pretty hard to find. Took me a long time to find one, but worth the wait. Extra lively sounding and built very, very well. It just oozes quality.

    Gotta ask....does yours have raised pole pieces under the A string?
     
  7. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Flat pole pieces everywhere:

    Duck-Dunn-Precision-4.
     
  8. OldDirtyBassist

    OldDirtyBassist

    Mar 13, 2014
    Great looking bass. Love me some candy apple red. Congrats!
     
  9. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    a few more pics for everyone's enjoyment… I heard they made 150 of these total. Mine is serial no. 173 which makes me wonder if that's true. Can someone confirm production numbers for these?

    Duck-Dunn-Precision-6.
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    Duck-Dunn-Precision-7.
     
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  10. christle

    christle

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Stunning!
     
  11. pudgychef

    pudgychef In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Congrats...such a beauty and a rare find!!
     
  12. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I've wondered how many of these exist as well. Yours look like it is new. Very nice.
     
  13. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Cool lookin' bass. Congrats.
     
  14. Finger rests on the G string side were standard until sometime in the mid 70's. Also strap buttons behind the headstock were standard until sometime during either the late 60's or early 70's.
     
  15. Rocky

    Rocky Banned

    Jul 21, 2000
    Los Angeles
    Beautiful! congratulations!!
     
  16. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    I'm a soul man! Yeah, baby. Duck was the man. Nice bass.
     
  17. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr “...play I some music...” Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brick, NJ
    Man, do I love me the Candy Apple and maple color scheme on a P Bass. That is a gorgeous instrument. What are the main differences between the Duck Dunn signature and just a regular old P bass?
     
  18. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Awesome. One of my favorite bassists ever and a lovely P named after him.
     
  19. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Congratulations. May I ask where you found it and price please if that's tmi forget about it
     
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  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Wow!!!! enjoy that beauty
     

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