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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MMFender, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. MMFender


    Sep 26, 2003
    I am sooo crazy for the vintage fender bass guitars.
    Especially SUNBURST JAZZ BASS.
    But i really like them looking very OLD with the finish gone.
  2. Kristopher


    Mar 13, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    I always see vintage Fenders on ebay, you might want to check there.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Not quite sunburst, not quite jazz, still has most of the finish, but it's still a Vintage Fender!

    P.S. It's a 1978 Fender Precision.
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Between the Sadowsky's you'll see a '56 precision and a '66 jazz. Both sunburst, both original the the last screw!!!

  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    I like this game!

    My stock 1973 Precision:


    Nope. It's not a Jazz, but it is sunburst and vintage and beat up. So, three out of four ain't too bad.
  6. ApeIsHigh81


    Aug 24, 2004
    ^^ Dang, no offense but don't you get irritated everytime you see the strings leaning heavily to the right like that? How does it play?
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Heh. It's funny...I don't even notice it. In fact, when I saw your post I thought, 'hmmm, is he talking about mine?'. Then I looked and thought, 'oh yeah, it does do that...'

    But there's no problem with playability...it's pretty awsome. It's the best feeling bass that I've played until I got my PRS. I've never had the strings fall off the neck or anything like that. It's got outrageous tone too. I stopped playing it because I play right over the pickup and those poles were turning my fingers into hamburger. That's dried blood on them there pickups!

    Turns out I'm more comfortable playing Jazz basses (I've been playing 'em longer) because of the pickups for anchoring. But I've been thinking of restringing that baby setting her up and havin' another go at her since I've been working on my technique and have fixed some awful playing habits.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    BurningSkies -- I dig the leopard print. I took one look at that and thought it was in my car (I have LP seat covers right now) LOL
  9. looking at these P-basses... I'm gassin for a vintage P-Bass now.
    I've played the 59 reissie p-bass, and im in love with it. :bassist:
  10. RunngDog


    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Well, if you like them old and beaten ... here's my CAR '66 P -- all original except for the bridge, the added J pickup, the stickers on the pickguard . . .

  11. RunngDog


    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    . . . and of course the initials of a prior owner carved on the back

  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    I did my record rack (4' by 2') in upholstery grade leopard(looks cool in the livingroom). I have an extra piece that I use for shooting pics of guitars...the pattern helps for autofocus.
  13. Running dog. That is sexy! I love the vintage basses beaten. Gives them ALOT of character!
  14. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    '72 P
  15. Since we're showing Precisions, here's my '69 P:


    Also, check out www.williesguitars.com. They usually have a nice collection of vintage Fenders in stock.