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I Love a Fender Precision bass. You plug it into an amp and they just sound good. . . . . . .

Here is a few picks of the Precisions that I have owned past and present . . . .

[attachment=67494:IMG_0502.JPG] My current 1973 Candy Apple Red
Top - 1979/1981 Cherry Red , Bottom 1978/1980 Natural ,my first Precision , I was sad to see that one go :( . Both of these Precisions are sold.





Here is my latest '69 precision -
[IMG]http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff464/cmsb_horton/1969%20Precision/1.jpg[/IMG]

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OK first up is my 70s range;



from left to right; first up my mainly 70s bitsa Bass, then my 1978 all original Precision and then my 1979 Precision. I stripped the left & right ones myself

Next up we have



my 2009 MIJ 51 RI Precision. It's a crime I don't play this one more but I can't bring myself to sell this.

Then it's my original



This is a 57RI MIJ from 1989 that I switched the neck to a 1993 62RI. It's a bit trigger's broom again here as I've also changed the scratchplate and the pickup too.

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Current Fender Precision - 1977 Sunburst Rosewood Board [attachment=67496:IMG_1052.JPG] [attachment=67497:IMG_1053.JPG]

Previous Precision - 1996 Candy Apple Red 50th Anniversary Edition with through body striniging and graphite reinforced neck [attachment=67498:000_0022.jpg] [attachment=67499:000_0028.jpg]

1984 Fender Squire JV series 1957 re issue originally Fiesta Red with a white scratchplate before respray and my 18 month son playing it after modification. [attachment=67500:chrisgtr_001.jpg]
Before Modification

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I don't sell on many of my Precisions but here's a couple that I sadly let go or I'd have had a silly amount.



This was my 2006 Anniversary Precision that is still on Basschat.



A VM Squier that again is still on Basschat

and finally



I've recently been regretting this one going since seeing a very cool picture of Klaus Voormann with one. This is a 2005/6 (memory is hazy) CIJ Blue Flower 54 RI. Again I believe this is still on Basschat although has again been sold on since I sold it.

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First there was Kylie
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Then there was the '74
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Then the CIJ
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Then Tony (still mine)
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Somewhere along the lines a Sandberg as well
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Erm..then the Pino (now with Clarky)
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And lastly my Sadowsky...
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That should just about do it :)

So why do I still find myself drooling at Precisions?

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[quote name='ezbass' post='1073531' date='Dec 31 2010, 10:34 AM']My customised Road Worn shortly to be for sale

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I have several "P's" - Yes I know if there are no pics, they don't exist!! :) :) :lol: That's not the point of the post.

This, my friend, is the way to go!

I have several basses with two sets of "P" pick-ups on and if you want PUNCH, this
is WAY better then a P/J combination.
Nice Bass!

Why you sell??


Cheers. :D

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Ok I know this is not an original Fender but a Classic Vibe Squier, yet to me this is the best Precision I have have owned in ages and it plays wonderfully, so without further ado... here she is:

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[quote name='Grand Wazoo' post='1074894' date='Jan 1 2011, 11:45 PM']Ok I know this is not an original Fender but a Classic Vibe Squier, yet to me this is the best Precision I have have owned in ages and it plays wonderfully, so without further ado... here she is[/quote]

Jealous... I would love a Fiesta Red 'P'. I've got the money together but I can't decide between the RW P, Classic 50s Precision or the CV Squier with a few mods (all in fiesta red). I don't care about price, I just want a real player and I've heard some great things about the CV Squier, now with the addition of your praise. Hmmmm, tempting!

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Here's mine.

Picked it up at Electromusic in Doncaster.
Was owned by a session player in Scotland.

MIA and has been customed with EMG pickups fitted and a Kahler bridge. I luuurrrve it!

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Edited by citymariner

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[quote name='Johnston' post='1075121' date='Jan 2 2011, 11:17 AM']Wanna feel old???

You've had the bass since the year I was born :) :) :lol: :D[/quote]

Ha ha....there are many ways I'm made to feel old daily, so its not so bad! I was only 17 when I bought the bass, I had to cadge a lift to the shop off my brother cos I hadn't passed my driving test. It cost me £240, about 10 weeks wages for an apprentice electrician at the time!

I tried to sell it back to the shop in the 90's, they didn't want it at any price "wouldn't be able to shift it mate, nobody wants 'em nowdays"

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I've recently been regretting this one going since seeing a very cool picture of Klaus Voormann with one. This is a 2005/6 (memory is hazy) CIJ Blue Flower 54 RI. Again I believe this is still on Basschat although has again been sold on since I sold it.
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Indeed it is still on here, although I think it's had at least 2 owners since your good self, before coming to me!
It now has a Seymour Duncan quarter pounder fitted and some very bling peacock blue DR strings, is much loved and used everytime we go busking, as it gets loads of attention.

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[quote name='FlatEric' post='1074631' date='Jan 1 2011, 06:44 PM']I have several "P's" - Yes I know if there are no pics, they don't exist!! :) :) :lol: That's not the point of the post.

This, my friend, is the way to go!

I have several basses with two sets of "P" pick-ups on and if you want PUNCH, this
is WAY better then a P/J combination.
Nice Bass!

Why you sell??


Cheers. :D[/quote]
Why selling? Well I have a shoulder issue that no matter how light a bass is, and this is light, if it has any neck dive, and it does a bit, I get a very sore trapezius and neck. I also use a Ray34 which is much better balanced, but as it is a Ray it weighs a ton and we're back with the shoulder problem. I was happy to stick with it though and do exercises to lessen my discomfort. I was looking to add a P Retro when I demoed a Sandberg P/MM. Not a pretty bass, but fabulous balance, really light and a very nice preamp already installed and a very similar tone to the RW P/P. So a bit of soul searching (see wearing the wife down) I got that and having now gigged it a couple of times it's a keeper, so the RW P/P, as pretty and as versatile as it is, has to go to help pay for it :P

Edited by ezbass

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Didn't know if one of these variants had been posted so here's a recent acquisition of mine:

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In reverse order...

Sting:



Fender Duck Dunn (wish I still had this):



'81 Walnut P Special (now with CD_David):



American Vintage '57 RI:



'83 Walnut Elite II (now in Texas):



Tony Franklin (one of two I've owned):



'72 Fretted:



'71 Fretless (a keeper):



'71 Fretted (a keeper):



Not pictured: Too many to remember, including a beautiful limited edition MIA Inca Silver '57 reissue. I've never seen another.

Edited by wateroftyne

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[quote name='Chest Rockwell' post='1076162' date='Jan 3 2011, 11:48 AM']I just love P sunbursts with tort plates when done perfectly, and that Tony Franklin above is just incredible!!! :)[/quote]
Personally, I don't like modern repro tort. There's nowt like the real thing, IMO... That said, the Franklin is a gorgeous bass.

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My current crop of Precisions



L-R 1965 (Refin, Ex Si.) 1978 (all orig), 1982 Walnut Special (all orig, Ex WOT), 1992 Mex (upgraded everything!) 2010 Roger Waters build, (Mighty Mite, All Parts, USA Vintage Fender hardware).

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