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Vintage Fender on the bay

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Soma666, Oct 24, 2010.


  1. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
  2. The 3 bolt neck was only ever inflicted on the Jazz so you wouldn't expect to see it on a P
     
  3. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    rightio, im a jazz man myself, so i dont know all that much about the precisions, but i suspected as much. thanks for the 0.02
     
  4. Nice looking bass tho.

    Knowing that the 3 bolt neck didn't appear on Precisions is about the sum of my Fender knowledge:) so I can't really comment on the authenticity of the rest of it.
     
  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Sorry, but it's not a 1978.

    The pots are dated 1980, and the pickups dated 1981.
    So it's a 1981 Precision.

    People are always incorrectly using "S8" serials to date them.
     
  6. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    yeah, fair enough, knowing that, would that bring its vintage desirability down?
     
  7. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    also, just noticed, where is the truss adjustment on it? not in the headstock side f hte neck...
     
  8. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Truss adjustment is at the butt of the neck.
     
  9. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    *bump
     
  10. Been watching it the last few days. Nice bass, but I don't feel that I'd be getting anything better than what I could get in a current MIA or MIJ bass. Early 80s are pretty hit & miss in variety.
     
  11. peledog

    peledog

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Man, that color just looks fugly to me.
     
  12. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    lol, i love hte color, but each to their own.

    fair enugh big evil, u dont think its a real vintage gem?
     
  13. I've had my hands on a couple 80s fenders, I was only impressed with one of them. I honestly think the instruments coming out now are by far superior.

    68-72 P-Bass on the other hand...
     
  14. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    ive always wanted a vintage fender, but ur making me think. only 20mins to go in the auction. decision time
     
  15. The bass looks fantastic, for an aged olympic white especially.
    It looks like a player to me.
     
  16. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    yeah, i love the oly white. and especially faded to yellow. on of my jazz basses is oly white but hasnt faded yet. i do have some faded old dimarzios in there, which sound great

    would something like this hold its value?
     
  17. It should hold some value, I don't see why it wouldn't, as anything vintage and fender these days seems to be holding pretty good value already.
     
  18. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    thats what i wanted to hear. even if i dont like it, it will still be valuable.oh god im getting nervous now
     
  19. Soma666

    Soma666

    Aug 27, 2006
    dammit, i lost. sold for 1475. oh well. these things happen
     

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