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This can't be a 66 Precision Can it???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rat Blitz, May 6, 2010.


  1. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    This is "supposed" to be vintage 66 Precision with the only modifications being the pick guard. The headstock may be original but something looks "fishy" with the rest of it.
    How much of this bass can really be vintage????????
    Is the body even a real Fender?



    65.

    652.

    653.
     
  2. That body looks awfully 'tall' to me, and I don't see as much red as I usually do in the older Fenders that are posted here
     
  3. TheBasicBassist

    TheBasicBassist

    Jan 8, 2009
    Newark, DE
    Endorsing Artist: Rosado Guitars
    I don't think they were making P+J's in '66 either. I'm no expert, though.
     
  4. No, they weren't. But J pickups can be added...reducing the value.
     
  5. TheBasicBassist

    TheBasicBassist

    Jan 8, 2009
    Newark, DE
    Endorsing Artist: Rosado Guitars
    Touche, was just pointing it out because he said that the only modification was a new pick guard. I wasn't sure if he overlooked the added jazz pickup or just didn't know. :bassist:
     
  6. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    Is there anyway to check authenticity of the body without removing the neck??? Any other clues? I figured the P+J wasn't right and the body looks way too new.
     
  7. Daveomd

    Daveomd

    Feb 28, 2010
    No way. That's the wrong headstock decal for sure and it looks like the wrong bridge. Maybe MIJ 62 reissue. Doesn't look like nitro, either.
     
  8. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida

    Exactly. Looks like a run of the mill Squier PJ to me.
     
  9. johnboy65

    johnboy65

    May 22, 2009
    doesn't look right to me...
    Hip looks odd
    no screw holes for bridge cover
    I can't see any finish checking on the headstock or the body
    Wrong logo
    My guess is no, not real
    Have you pulled the neck to check neck/pocket stamp? Pickup cavity should be dated as well...I think...CBS changed the process a bit in late 65-66
     
  10. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    fret dot markers are not correct either. Much newer bass.
     
  11. The fingerboard looks to be a slab not a laminate board. The color of the burst looks more like a MIM than a 60's USA Fender.
     
  12. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    I found a real logo from 1966 and it's not even close. There is no comparison. The "F" is completely different.

    REAL 66

    1966_Fender_Precision_Bass_157236_h.

    So called 66

    653.
     
  13. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
  14. Bone

    Bone

    Oct 28, 2006
    It might be a $66.00 fender.
     
  15. JMac- Wiskerface Designs

    JMac- Wiskerface Designs Terror headcase dude

    Jul 8, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I smell a MIM P bass!. Or a squier with a fleabay decal mod? On second thoughts I don't believe it is a fender product....
     
  16. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    IMHO, there is a tiny change the neck could be a '70's Fender neck, but the pictures are not adequate enough to rule it out.

    Play it. If you like it and the neck seems straight with good frets and lots of truss rod turns left, offer $125.
     
  17. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Could this be some sort of a late 80's or early 90's MIJ RI with a P/J mod? The finish is a sort of '59 burst.
     
  18. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Looks like a Poly finish,...wouldn't a '66 would have had Nitro.
     
  19. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    no.
     
  20. blubolt

    blubolt

    May 18, 2005
    Turlock, CA
    at the risk of starting something, I think it could be a "CertainBass" with a Fender decal thrown on it.
    :bag:
     

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