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Pics of my 70's p-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassman1185, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. OK, I promised them, so here they are. I hope you enjoy them.
  2. Very nice. I love the 1970's Precisions. I hope for one of my own, natural, neck, black pickguard, ha. Is yours light as a feather or heavy as hell? It seems to contrast for old P-basses.
  3. It's definitly on the heavy end of the spectrum. I'd say it weighs 12-13 pounds. Here's a pic of the back. The streak where you can see the wood is totally smooth. The paint has just been polished off.
  4. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Very nice.
    I to am a sucker for 70'd p-basses.
    I own a 77-fretless
  5. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    that looks almost exactly like one of roger waters' p-basses. thats an awsome bass. good deal.
  6. Yeah, I got a great price on it, too. It doesn't have the original neck on it, so it's not 100% vintage, so I got it for $400, with OHSC.
  7. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Nice bass, congrats! :bassist: I would love to own a good 70s p bass eventually.
  8. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    either way, good score.
  9. What a beauty!
  10. SuperSluggard


    Jan 2, 2004
    How do you play fingerstyle with that thing over the pickups? Just curious. Oh and what is the point of it? :confused:
  11. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    I've wondered that too.
  12. BCinU


    Jun 24, 2004
    Very cool. I've got a 73 and a 75. Love em both.

    The pickup cover (bell) is anacronistic. Jamerson used to rest his hand on it and play with only his index finger. between the thumbrest on most 70's precisions and that cover, there is little room for finger placement. I took mine off, but left the bridge cover on.

    Congratulations on a nice purchase. I see you sitting down alot with that bruiser, though. ;)
  13. Sweet bass! The neck looks like an American Vintage replacement from Fender, so at least you got a good deal on that.
  14. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    Damn... I want a PBass.
    That's just pure Rock N' Roll :D

    The european prices are way to high, so Ebay must be the answer.
  15. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I love black basses. Here is my '78:

    <a href="http://www.bassviews.org/showlisting.cgi?lid=242"><img width=300 src="http://www.bassviews.org/perl/showimage.pl/645"></a>
  16. I'm not sure when the replacement neck was made. It has the thick finish, but all that has been worn off from the second fret to the 12th. I need to get some lemon oil on the fingerboard, though. It's pretty dry.
  17. I just anchor my thumb on the ashtray or on the dip in the pickguard.