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NBD - Supah Clean ‘75 P Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassistjoe93, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Recently bought a super clean, essentially one owner 1975 P Bass.

    Bought it from the second owner who purchased it from the original owner in 1982. The second owner only bought the bass to fill a gap in his band while they searched for another bassist. They found a bassist a few months later and the second owner put the bass up in the case where it sat for 38 years, unplayed.

    This thing is super clean! Fat neck, but it feels really nice. The second owner swapped to a tort guard before selling the bass because he thought it would look better, I have the original black guard as well.

    I know those that lived thru the 70’s-80’s dog 70’s Fenders for being questionable at best, but it’s about all us young guys can afford these days haha!

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    12BitSlab, JLY, Honkey tonk and 18 others like this.
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Nice looking bass. Now get it properly set up.
    Peter Torning likes this.
  3. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Mike Lull Basses, Roscoe Basses, 64 Audio IEM, SIT Strings
    I had a ‘75 P bass with a neck pocket you could drive a semi thru but is still one of the best sounding basses I ever owned.
  4. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    :bassist:Babysat a friend’s dad’s ‘72 or ‘73 like that with a black guard back in high school (late ‘90s). Look at me now :laugh:

    So let it come as no surprise that I’m extra excited for you. Congratulations, and enjoy! :bassist:
    StevieMac and Shawn Luckman like this.
  5. Nice find and in great shape - congrats!
  6. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
  7. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Nice. I know you'll enjoy it! I actually prefer the black pickguard on a Sunburst/maple combination. With a rosewood, I prefer tort, but also love black.

    I had a nice '75 P that I sold a couple years ago. Great bass with killer tone. But I had several nice P's, and actually prefer the 1.625" nut width over the 1.75" on the '75. That's the only reason I sold it...
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