What do ya'll think of this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yaralag, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Yaralag

    Yaralag "Oh, it looks good on you though!"

    May 7, 2015
  2. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    You would get more response if you moved this to the electric bass side of the forum.
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  3. Yaralag

    Yaralag "Oh, it looks good on you though!"

    May 7, 2015
    I certainly would! My mistake. :woot:
  4. Tubehed


    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    Whoever committed that crime against that innocent elderly p-bass should be locked up for life in bass jail!
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    The refin job was likely done...

    1).... with a heat gun. Guy thought he could melt the finish off. It turned out like this.

    2)..... in the 60s when this wasn't the holy relic some of you think it is today. It was just a dude with a bass who didn't know how to remove the finish. And all '59 P basses a re just objects amd nothing to get bent out of shape over. (Honestly, I've played several "59 P basses and none of them were anything special.)

    It wasn't a crime. It wasn't a travesty. It was likely some bored kid in the early to mid 60s nodding his P bass like countless others have since.
  6. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Carole Baskin must have refinished it. Only she could commit a tiger themed murder like that.
  7. Tubehed


    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    Maybe I should have included an emoji to indicate the (attempted) humor of my post.
  8. It may have been real at one time, but, alas, it is no longer, due to mods. It lives, no more. RIP.
  9. Yaralag

    Yaralag "Oh, it looks good on you though!"

    May 7, 2015
    Regardless of how you feel about 59 P Basses, it is the worst looking finish I've ever seen and I'm certainly not bent out of shape. This wasn't a post about how awesome old Fender basses were but there is something to be said about the value of a bass like this and the work that was done to it. Like taking a classic car and hitting it with a spray can except the spray job won't come off. Anyway, cheers!
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  10. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    For the right price that can become a fantastic bass.
  11. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    I’ll never understand why people get worked up about old Fenders.

    It’s just planks of wood, bits of wire, and a sheet of plastic.
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  12. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    With all the logos, neck stamp and original electronics removed there's no way to prove when it was made.

    Even if it has a 1959 serial number on the neck plate, that only proves how old the neck plate is. The rest is just wood.

    Not to mention that every one that gets screwed up beyond repair makes all the good ones worth that much more. Everyone who owns one should actively encourage others to destroy theirs.
  13. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    ..and not very good plastic, at that.
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  14. Yango

    Yango Inactive

    Apr 14, 2008
    Meh, somebody from this forum will buy it and beat it up with a bag of rocks to get it looking authentically relic’d. Problem solved.
  15. BAG


    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    My thought exactly. Except for what appears to be clay fretboard inlays there is nothing in any of those photos that would suggest, let alone prove, that it is a '59 bass.
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  16. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    '78 P-Bass-1.JPG Meh... I've seen worse. When I was stationed in the UK in the '80s, I bought this '78 A-necked P-Bass from a friend, so he could buy a P-Bass that he'd found in a London pawn shop - and have it "Restored". It was a lefty '58 Precision - all original - that a Punk Rock band had gotten hold of. As was the thing to do at the time, it was strung upside down; painted in shades of flat black/primer grey/God knows what; covered in obscene graffitti; and liberally decorated with obscene stickers. He took it to one of the premier music shops in Denmark Street; when they got done with it? It looked like a '58 P-Bass that had been played hard (a lot) since it was new - but never abused. Actually, maybe one of the very first "relic'd" basses. Compared to that poor thing when he got it? That bass is beautiful... Not worth anywhere near the asking price, though... Besides, it's wrong handed, anyway...:cool:
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  17. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Roar, go tiger.
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  18. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    except that the fretboard grAin and body contours look identical to the 59 bass I owned ;) . I don’t doubt it’s a 59 , and would not need the seller to prove anything to me.

    the lack of logos would only make the deal better as I could haggle the price quite a bit.
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  19. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    5 G's for some 61 year old wood.

    Nothing else is original.
  20. duncmill


    Jan 27, 2011
    Doesn't matter when it was made it's just a rough players bass now. In '71 I bought a barely used sunburst fretless Precision. A few years later I got rid of the sunburst and that plastic dip (that stuff was an eighth of an inch thick at the bottom) and finished it with thin lacquer. It is a better instrument now, lighter and much more resonant, but the case is probably worth more than the bass now.