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What bass is this ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gia, Mar 29, 2002.


  1. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    I just found my dad's old bass in the garage and wondered if anyone could give any information on it. I know is that it's a Fender P bass and that it's quite old :rolleyes:
    Does anyone know what year it is, body color, etc. ?



    (I would ask my dad but he's in Leeds with his girlfriend for 2 weeks, and he would probably want to take it back to his apartment etc. :D )
     
  2. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    Another pic



    Edit......I meant just a approximate decade, if anyone had seen another one etc.
    Be nice :(
     
  3. usually you have to take off the neck to determine the serial number/date.

    edit: the color, by the way, is 3-tone sunburst, tortoiseshell pickguard.
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Looks like an early 70's P-bass, sunburst, most likely Alder.
     
  5. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
  6. craigers2

    craigers2

    Sep 26, 2001
    Cleveland
  7. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Yep, early seventies allright. Possibly 72/73.
     
  8. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Yep, 70s. I'd put money of boogie's dating.
     
  9. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    how good does it sound?

    does it have the 3 screws metal plate?
     
  10. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    Well I think it sounds good, really uh, tight and solid sounding. It's incredibly heavy for me though....

    Umm I don't think it does. I could be wrong.
     
  11. Could be as early as the late 60's judging by the logo. The neck will be a 4 bolt. The 3 bolt has never been a feature on a P bass ever. The number on the neck plate will give you an approximate year but finding an exact build date is tricky since Fender would obtain a run of necks/neck plates and store them until basses were actually assembled. Between the number on the neck plate, date stamp on the neck and the pot dates (if known to be original) you can come pretty close to figuring this out. Looks nice!

    Jeff
     
  12. your dad owns that bass?????????


    lucky you!!!

    i betcha that P, if in good condition, must sound incredible...
     
  13. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    Wow......
    I guess it's lucky I found it then :p
     
  14. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Your Dad does know that you are playing his bass right? :)

    That bass probably sounds incredible and I'll bet it plays nice too. It's also probably worth a lot of $$$$ on the vintage market so don't do any mods!!! If you want to add a new pickup, bridge, etc, buy a new one for that.