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The Official Fender Precision Bass Club (Part 6)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jul 11, 2012.

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  2. BullHorn


    Nov 23, 2006
    To nubs' question from the previous thread:

    Out of all MIA Fender I tried, not even one of them was as good as my MIJ. And that MIJ is not even as good as my MusicMan.

    Heavy neck-diving necks on 95% of them (
    ), deadspots on the G string, trussrod is usually maxed out way before the neck is straight (Depends on the string type and the tension, but I found that you have to shim the neck on ~50% of them), the frets are rarely level out-of-the-box.

    I like the sound of Fenders but the quality is very hit-or-miss.
  3. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Looking forward to see the beauties in this thread.
  4. rust_preacher


    Dec 17, 2009
    Let's start with my 1974 then!





    ...and the chair is the hotel room chair, where I took delivery of this bass...
  5. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    I love the MIJ PB70 from the previous thread. I'm usually not a rosewood fan but that looks lovely.

    And regarding nubs' question - I have only ever played 2 MIA Precisions (a 60th Anniversary, and mine, below). The 60th was ok, it would have been great if it was set up properly, and mine is awesome. Looks, plays and sounds fantastic.

  6. Energy


    Jun 20, 2006
  7. rust_preacher


    Dec 17, 2009
    I took another shot of my 1974 P, and updated my family shot for the sticky "Show your basses" thread:


    Then I took another shot to show how the lower bout has a sliver of wood glued, to make this a two-piece body:


    You can just make out the join when you squint properly, at the direction of the bright glaring spot on the poly surface, right below the tone pot.
  8. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    And Sonny makes it to the front page again!!


    Here's my 2011 60th Anniversary P, being guarded by Sonny the Wonder-Mutt.

    I love this bass. Easily gets two hours or more of play every day. Stays on a stand in my living room, so it gets some time in the sun (the lacquer is aging nicely), and I can pick it up and play any time I want.

    The Modern C neck is absolutely the best neck I've ever played. This bass will be buried with me.
  9. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Here's a MIJ I recently acquired.

  10. FunkRenegade


    Jul 7, 2012
    As American as apple pie :cool:
  11. badboyb


    Aug 27, 2009
    2008 Am. Standard.
    Candy Cola with black p/guard:

  12. Here is my 1976 Precision bass. It sat in the case for over 30 years. Just getting back into it.


  13. slick_tu


    Sep 19, 2006
    South Jersey
    Just like the '75 I bought new except for the RW.

  14. [​IMG]

    One of the nicest basses I've owned.
    Custom in Ocean Turquoise Metallic.
  15. I've already have a number, but I guess this one is entitled to stand here...

  16. Sleeq


    Feb 13, 2008
    2006 MIA 60th Ann.


    2006 MIA


    1994 MIJ refinned in Surf Green

  17. NML1986


    Feb 25, 2012
    Lincoln UK
    I've got some Seymour Duncan quarter pounds to install at some point, I'll post some pics when there done.
    I'm also going to record a comparison between them and the stocks.
  18. BullHorn


    Nov 23, 2006
    Make sure you upgrade the pots as well, the standard 250k ohm pots don't sit really well with SD's. I have 500k ohm pots installed on mine and it's good.
  19. Gringo Starr

    Gringo Starr

    Apr 21, 2012
    500k for both the volume and tone? I'm installing the same pu in my p and I want to do it right.

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