Purple Premier Bass played in the 70s?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Khatmaker89, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Khatmaker89


    Jul 8, 2019
    Bought a purple bass from a yard sale. Guy says he played it in the 70s. Has 'Premier' logo on it. I can't find anything like it online at all. Any info would be appreciated!
  2. Khatmaker89


    Jul 8, 2019
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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    You would have better luck asking about this in Basses instead of Ask The Berklee Bass Dept.
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  4. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    No way is that from the 70s.
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  5. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician - Retired
    90's maybe.
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    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Late 80's at best.
  7. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space

    Maybe the guy played that bass in his 70s! :laugh::roflmao:
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  8. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    It's an inexpensive bass probably made in China or Indonesia in the 90's. You would need to string it up and see if the neck is good. If it's good (not bowed or warped) check to make sure the truss-rod works, make sure the electronics work, and if that all checks out and it's cheap (like under $150) it would be worth dealing with. Judging from the pics there are marks on the frets from string wear - if the wear is deep (actually grooved) it probably isn't worth dealing with. If the frets are only discolored and not grooved - they can be cleaned and probably have life left in them.
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  9. Lance Bunyon

    Lance Bunyon Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2018
    The fact that it has no strings is disheartening. Basses are made to wear strings at all times. The neck could be bowed or arched. Gonna need to string it up to see if the neck is unaffected and maybe adjust the truss rod (if it has one).