For Sale Vintage 1972 Fender Precision Electric Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jazzbass72, Jan 26, 2023.

  1. jazzbass72

    jazzbass72 Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2003
    New York, NY
    New York
    United States
    First things first: 1) No trades. 2) Price is firm (all lower offers will be ignored).

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    Vintage Fender Precision electric bass for sale, as pictured below. This bass is the real deal, made in the United States in 1972, according to the Kansas City Vintage Guitar "how to date your Fender guitar" guide (Serial Number: 360327). I found it in a guitar shop while on tour in Melbourne, Australia, of all places. I brought it back to the US and used it extensively on many kinds of gigs, as this is a supremely versatile bass for all styles of music, but I need to thin the herd at this time. Everything looks original, with the exception of the pickguard and the pickup. I'm not sure what brand the pickup might be (probably DiMarzio?), but it has a punchier and more aggressive presence in the midrange when compared to a stock P pickup, so it cuts through the mix as well as a bridge pickup would, while maintaining the warm and full tone that you expect from a Fender Precision. Considering this is a 51 year old instrument, it’s in really good overall condition, with just a few nicks and scratches and faded paint here and there. It weighs in at 8 lbs 9 oz (4 kg), and it comes with a Fender padded gig bag. It has roundwound strings on at the moment, but this bass really shines with flatwound strings on. It looks like the truss rod has barely been touched. For some reason, one screw in the back of the G string tuner is missing, but the other four screws keep the tuner firmly in place, and I've never had any stability issues with that.

    Selling for $3000, down from my initial asking price of $3500. Price is fair and FIRM- no lowball offers, no haggling please. Payment with cash for local transactions, or PayPal if this bass will be shipped. Buyer is responsible for PayPal fees (for non-F&F transactions), and actual insured shipping costs, which I can easily calculate from home. I generally ship FedEx Ground, but I can ship UPS or DHL if that's your preference. Bass is located in Midtown Manhattan (Times Square/Hell's Kitchen area). Local pickup is welcome and encouraged if you’re from the NYC metro area.

    Bass is sold as is (no returns/refunds), as described to the best of my knowledge. If you're seriously interested in this bass, please refer to the photographs, and ask any questions you may have before purchasing it, so you know exactly what you will be receiving. If that helps, I have a 100% positive feedback here, and on eBay (ID: VeganSushi). I take pride in maintaining my reputation as a trustworthy seller.
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  2. kranahan

    kranahan Professional Velcro Applicator Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    San Francisco Bay Area
    What's the nut width?
  3. moreblues

    moreblues Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    N.Y. and FL.
    Well, if my memory serves me correctly, cause I was buying new basses back then, a 1972 P came standard with a 1.625 nut or an A neck which was the Jazz size 1.5 nut… looking at the photos I would say it’s the 1.625. Also called the 1 5/8. The 1.5 is pretty uncommon
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  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Yes, that is a DiMarzio Model P. The adjustable polepieces give it away.
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  5. jazzbass72

    jazzbass72 Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2003
    New York, NY
    moreblues nailed it.
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  6. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    how are the frets?
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  7. jazzbass72

    jazzbass72 Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2003
    New York, NY
    Considering this is a 51 year old bass which has been played a bunch, they’re in decent shape and still totally usable with no need for a replacement, IMHO. Enlarge pic #12 and you’ll be able to see a close up of them.
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  8. ShirazBop


    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    Dang Nation!
  9. jazzbass72

    jazzbass72 Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2003
    New York, NY
    BUMP! Still available
  10. jazzbass72

    jazzbass72 Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2003
    New York, NY
    BUMP. Price lowered to $3000, down from my initial asking price of $3500. I figured I'd pass the savings to you, instead of letting eBay or Reverb eat them up with their fees. PayPal F&F plus insured shipping.
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