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On 22/03/2020 at 14:50, danbowskill said:

Many P's have come and gone, mex, jap, USA...... But my modded Matt freeman bass will never go, oi love it 😘. The neck profile on these are spot on.

gotoh Bridge and tuners, kiorgan loom and pots and a vintage tonerider pup. I've Lightly sanded the neck to a satin feel, engraved stained wood scratch gaurd, a cheeky f neck plate and 70s logo.100%the best p I've had in my arsenal, thumps and plays like a dream. IMG_20200322_144227.thumb.jpg.f91ee865ba4d1b8be79a20b842390160.jpgIMG_20200322_144147.thumb.jpg.57760fc73db6a1845ea32d86d161a0cf.jpg

These are great basses, I foolishly sold mine.

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This is my recently acquired CIJ '57 reissue with mods. Firstly the pickups are new US Fender vintage and a KiOgon loom. The scratch plate is a 62 reissue Fender and strung with TI flats.

The bass came to me in not too great shape. Terrible setup and input jack knackered. Underneath the pick guard the pickup cavity has been hacked to I can only presume take a different pickup. Needless to say I paid a 'suitable' price for the bass. So I replaced the electrics and the white single ply guard with the tort one pictured here which IMO looks 100% better. The Ashtrays and tug bar are borrowed from my '77 Precision. The body colour is either a very off white or a pale yellow colour, the (crappy) pics don't really capture this but it really dose look wonderful in the flesh. 

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Another recent(ish) purchase from here is my '95 US Precision. Just a fabulous bass, love it. I replaced the factory white scratch plate with a red tort one bought off ebay. Its a  cheap as chips one from China which fits perfectly and looks pretty darn good to me. The body colour is a gorgeous off white, the rosewood board is lovely and dark making this my prefect Pbass colour combination. 

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9 minutes ago, bigthumb said:

Another recent(ish) purchase from here is my '95 US Precision. Just a fabulous bass, love it. I replaced the factory white scratch plate with a red tort one bought off ebay. Its a  cheap as chips one from China which fits perfectly and looks pretty darn good to me. The body colour is a gorgeous off white, the rosewood board is lovely and dark making this my prefect Pbass colour combination. 

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Looks like a nice tort that 😉

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16 minutes ago, bigthumb said:

The body colour is a gorgeous off white, the rosewood board is lovely and dark making this my prefect Pbass colour combination. 

Just talking about how lovely white / tort / rosewood is on a bass. Mine is more white white. I love this aged creamy white though. 

Beautiful bass thanks for sharing. 

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On 22/03/2020 at 14:50, danbowskill said:

engraved stained wood scratch gaurd

So beautifully done. You have a close up? 

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2 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Just talking about how lovely white / tort / rosewood is on a bass. Mine is more white white. I love this aged creamy white though. 

Beautiful bass thanks for sharing. 

I just can't capture the actual colour of the bass, probably need to go outside and take pictures. The brown tort guard (the one on my 57 reissue pictured above) looks better on it IMO but it has the holes for the cover and tug bar which I didn't like. The cheapo Chinese one is a direct copy of a US one and doesn't have the holes. And for a tenner delivered was an absolute bargain. 

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13 hours ago, bigthumb said:

Another recent(ish) purchase from here is my '95 US Precision.

I watched that bass come and go really quick here. You did a blinder with that - great colour, and I'm a real fan of the 90s USAs. Looks great with the tort too.
I have a hunch the 90s USAs will be the next thing because the 60s are not affordable, the 70s are pricey (and IMHO the 90s are an easy match for the CBS basses) and what few 80s are around are not much loved.
I have three 90s basses and every one is really excellent: a 97 P, a 98 Jazz fretless and a 99 P Special which is bloody marvellous.
Fill yer boots while these very sensible prices last.

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2 hours ago, Soledad said:

I watched that bass come and go really quick here. You did a blinder with that - great colour, and I'm a real fan of the 90s USAs. Looks great with the tort too.
I have a hunch the 90s USAs will be the next thing because the 60s are not affordable, the 70s are pricey (and IMHO the 90s are an easy match for the CBS basses) and what few 80s are around are not much loved.
I have three 90s basses and every one is really excellent: a 97 P, a 98 Jazz fretless and a 99 P Special which is bloody marvellous.
Fill yer boots while these very sensible prices last.

I'll have to buy a later Precision just to A/B them! I did own a 2001 Precision years ago which I remember was very nice indeed and I'm pretty sure I owned a later one than that. But yes, it's its a really nice bass. My '77 is heavy compared to the others but it's a lovely player and has the lowest action of them all. The Japanese reissue is pretty light weight as is the 60th anniversary, the '95 maybe a little heavier but not much. If the opportunity arises to get hold of a Lakland Bob Glaub again I'll be snapping it up, absolutely fantastic basses. 

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16 minutes ago, ukulelelab said:

All my ps in one basket

tell us more - the 'white' one looks to be slab-body?

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38 minutes ago, Soledad said:

tell us more - the 'white' one looks to be slab-body?

It's a copy I put together few years ago based on this genuine slab p from '67 with tort guard and lollipop tuners:
slab_pbass67engI used a lightweight 2-piece swamp ash body finished with nitro Olympic White. Fender AV RI '63 pickups, harness, bridge, covers, knobs, pickguard shield. Spitfire pickguard (early one with the thick black ply). Fender Roger Waters neck with gloss urethane stripped, refinished in nitro with repro transition decal. Brass nut replaced with bone. Genuine 60's lollipop tuners and '67 neck plate from my parts drawer.

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I normally don’t like sunburst in general but after seeing yours and other people’s sunburst P’s I’m having serious GAS for one especially black pickguard with maple neck.........😀

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On 28/03/2020 at 10:28, AndyTravis said:

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This is happening...looks to be absolutely stonking...

Forgot to add that the happening happened and yes I can confirm...it is stonking.D2356D2F-A515-4622-B862-A4351A6B6D9C.thumb.jpeg.c277392936f89be38581aff738eddc96.jpeg

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My fairly customised 57 Reissue in action. This bass has managed a few tours with me and always serves me well. 

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I used to be at one Precision, but now at two! Picked up my brand new De Gier Soulmate last week. Custom options are an amázing Candy Apple Red finish, lollipop tuners (first De Gier bass éver to have lollipops), dots & binding (first Soulmate to have so). Fralin pickup. And it's brilliant.

 

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Added a gold anodized pickguard to my Squier and put in a Kiogon wiring loom with Bourns mini pots because the stock mini pots had a smaller thread size and wouldn't have fitted. Having a decent tone pot makes a huge difference! The eagle-eyed will notice that there's a screw missing between the knobs because the hole sits over the cavity slightly, but I'll sort that eventually.

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Got myself a nice precision:

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It's a late '82 transitional model. It has the 70s 42mm nut neck, and white pickup covers. The body has deeper contours than the 70s models and a overall better fit with the neck. 

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17 hours ago, ukulelelab said:

1965 p

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Stunning! Is that an LPB refin?

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18 hours ago, ukulelelab said:

1965 p

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Stunning! Is that an LPB refin?

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