I want to sell my Fender Precision build in 1978/79.
It's a great bass and very lightweight for this era. Only 3.8 kg/8.59 lbs. It's all original beside one of the bridge saddles doesn't seem to be original (e-string). The original case and pickup cover doesn't exist anymore. It comes with a almost unused Fender Case.
The Bass is located in Hamburg/Germany. Shipping is no problem.
For any questions or more pictures just write a message.
Hi Folks, I bought these to delve into the realm of mic'ing up the bass (again), but my current projects are more suited to piezos so I'm going to move these on to fund some other gear.
Both are in as new condition, with probably about 5 or 6 hours use, and are complete with all packaging. I paid £185 for both around 6 months ago, and they've been sat in their boxes since then.
The pics are a bit shoddy, I'm happy to supply more if needed.
Looking for £160 shipped to the UK
Fender Precision made in 1978
The colour is a rather uncommon trans (wine or cherry ?) red over a book matched ash body.
100% original as far as I know, apart from the Fender spare bridge cover which I bought new with Fender screws.
I'll send pics of the guts and neck pocket (S8xxxxx under the pickguard as well as on the headstock, J Flores, FRR37, FRR44 stamps on request).
41.7mm at nut
Frets are in very good condition.
The finish has serpent skin-like cracks on the edge of the body, it does absolutely not fall apart, and a thin superficial layer peels off, on the upper side of the back only (seems that when you scratch it with your fingernail it comes off and leaves a proper finish underneath, that might be an old layer of polish or something).
I've read this is happening on some of Fender's finishes from 78 and 79.
It plays absolutely perfectly and sounds really good : superb overtones and loads (yes) of sustain, focused lower mids.
Really reactive to your playing style, from the subtle to the punchy dub / punk.
It has been cared for during its life, no dirty marks of slapping or plectrum around the usual areas.
Comes from a retired musician in a French variety band : no aggression but long sessions of playing, resulting in a very resonant instrument (a bit of story-telling).
Comes with a £100 worth tobago hard case.
Price : £1590 or 1800€
Located in Northern France, over to London once in a while. Shipping is not a problem.
My feedback can be checked, I've met a few members irl.
Now the pics
I will regret it but I have to sell a bass for money, and will keep the cheaper BB1000 I've put up for sale for now as a placebo year-of-birth-Pbass
Well isn't this a thing of beauty?!
£2000 but now a laaawdy-isn't-this-tempting £1700
Classy vintage 1975 Fender Jazz with some legitimately tasty roadworn-ness as you can see, most actually from the original owner in the 70s as I've treated this like a dream!
Sounds and plays incredibly schmoooth but after owning this for a looooong time it's not getting enough play time compared to the other bass fam so I've come to the realisation that this can't become an expensive ornament and needs to find a glorious new home.
Missing the pickup covers and thumb rest (it came to me without these 😭) and the original bridge has been replaced with a Schaller bridge at some point, but otherwise all original, serial number and 137 pots date this to mid-1975, along with the classic J.Torres stamped neck.
No case as the non-original one it came with gave up the ghost a while back so as such it's collection only from SW London - or we can arrange a classic Basschat meet-halfway-in-a-train-station-car-park - and you can take it away in a rockbag gig bag for safe carrying.
I'll throw in the top of the line Maruszczyk 3" leather strap pictured here too.
I bought these the other day, played them for a couple of hours but in the end decided they are not for me. These are as new, hardly used and uncut.
Looking for £30 including postage in the UK.
The 0760M set was used on virtually every Motown gold record in the 1960s. Donald "Duck" Dunn used the same strings on countless recordings with Otis Redding and Booker T. & the MG's. They're the fullest and deepest sounding bass strings ever made.
Stainless Steel Flat Wound strings constructed with thick cores to produce full, deep, vintage tone
String Gauges: .052, .073, .095, .110
Standard Long Scale Set
Made in the USA with American Wire
Packaged using MAP Technology (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) to prevent tarnishing and ensure freshness
All standard bass sets are LONG scale length. The 1st (G), 2nd (D), 3rd (A) strings are 38” from ball-end to silk/taper. The 4th (E) string is 36 ¾” from ball-end to silk/taper. Only the silk portion of the string should wrap around the tuning post or else the string will break.