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Some guy just told me

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tycobb73, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    My 75 fender pbass wasn't all original because it had a 4 bolt neck. Even used the line "i lived through the 70s."

  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Some people can only feel better about themselves by putting others down. :(
  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Yeah, but consider this.

    I also lived through the 70’s. My 1970 P bass has a four bolt neck. It isn’t all original.

    Coincidence? :facepalm:
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  4. bearfoot

    bearfoot SUSPENDED

    Jan 27, 2005
    schenectady, ny
    You may have an early '75 there. 4-bolt neck on 1975 Fender Jazz Bass?

    I lived through the 70's , too. Granted, I spent a few years pooping in my pants then, but we all gotta start out somewhere.
  5. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    There are plenty of 70's 4 bolt necks. They are 25% better imo.


    some guy just told me

    it's actually 33% better.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  6. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    Notice i said p bass guys. Im pretty sure all 75 p basses came with 4 bolt necks.
  7. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    In the mid 70s, Fender was digging through their parts bins putting instruments together. There are 3 and 4 bolt examples out there.
  8. TinIndian


    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Yep. Specs be damned, they were wasting NOTHING!
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    It happens sometimes. I lived through the 70’s and had hip replacement surgery so I’m not all original.
  10. The ‘76 P in my bedroom is 4 bolt... all original including ashtray and quite possibly the strings as well!
  11. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Many, many smart and knowledgeable people lived through the seventies. Several jackasses made it through as well, it seems.
  12. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    The Fender Precision bass never was produced with a 3 bolt neck. Always had 4. Pretty sure the standard model telecaster guitar was only made with 4 bolt necks as well.
    maxschrek, Bluesbob, wmmj and 16 others like this.
  13. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I lived through the 60's. Some of the 50's too. I'm still dumb aa a rock about some things, so I keep my mouth shut about those things.
    barrenelly, MCF, Mktrat and 12 others like this.
  14. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    That's exactly what i thought but never confident enough to state it as fact. Still, never saw a 3 bolt mid 70s Precision.
    bdgotoh likes this.
  15. MIMike


    Jan 1, 2013
    West MI
    The 3 bolt neck joint (with micro-tilt adjustment) was designed for the “bullet” truss-rods and therefore did not appear on the P-Bass because it never had that. It was primarily used on Strats and J-Basses, with a few other exceptions thrown in.
    If a 70’s P-Bass had a 3 bolt neck plate...that would be the “non-original” version.
  16. I lived through the 70s. I don’t remember much of it though.
    pcake, DavC, basshawk21 and 7 others like this.
  17. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    bolts are overrated
    Goatts, MCF, Oscaster and 44 others like this.
  18. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    tell him it's a rare original factory prototype haha
    FunkyD, alaskaleftybass and Artman like this.
  19. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    I lived through the 70's ........is there a prize ?
  20. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts

    It was only Strats and J-basses.

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