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Would love to be reunited with my old '62 pbass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by charlemagne, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. charlemagne


    Nov 5, 2003
    Total longshot!!! ......

    I had a '62 candy apple red pbass back in the day. My first real bass, bought in 1970 for $100! A lot of money then!!

    Here are the atrocities I committed:

    I had a curly maple fretless fingerboard put on.

    I took the finish off (it was "worn", lol!!) and refinished it with a medium natural stain. It had a tortoise shell pickguard.

    I did these things in the 70's so maybe the statute of limitations is past and I can be forgiven! At least I traded 'up' to a 1976 Stingray. :)

    I sold it in New Haven, CT through Guitars Unlimited, where I once worked. If anyone knows where this bass is, I'd like to know too.

    I did love this bass and played a zillion gigs with it.
  2. John D

    John D Guest

    Dec 27, 2009
    It's probably hiding from you. :help::ninja:
  3. charlemagne


    Nov 5, 2003
    Old P basses are smarter than most!:)
  4. LOL! We tended to do stupid stuff like that in the seventies. :rollno:
    My first "new" bass was a '69 Telecaster which I ended up refinishing to a, (get this), purple sunburst around '73. It actually looked very good as it was done by a friend who was a graphic artist. I then replaced the pickup with a Gibson Humbucker (Whhhaatttttt?):eek: Luckily, I traded it for a '65 P Bass, which ended up being traded for a newly released '78 "Stingray". It doesn't end there, but that's as far as I can take it without making myself sick! :)
  5. Johnny Alien

    Johnny Alien Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    How long ago did you sell it? It's possible that someone bought it to restore it and put a rosewood board on it and refinished it. If it wasn't an early 60's Precision it probably wouldn't happen but since it is a desirable bass it is likely to get a restoration.
  6. charlemagne


    Nov 5, 2003
    I sold it around '77. Nothing would please me more than to know someone restored it. It was a 1962, with a great neck, rosewood board, etc.
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I took sandpaper to an old Stratocaster's maple fingerboard.

    But that was a guitar.
  8. Someone made a generic instrument personalized?


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