For sale only (no trades), my beautiful 1966 Fender Precision in fantastic condition, all original (as far as I am aware) with original finish and original Fender hard case (including Fender catalogue).
This is a player’s bass, not a case queen, but has been extremely well cared for by previous owners as well as by me.
It has light signs of wear and some dings as you’d expect a 54 year old to have. I’ve gigged the bass extensively in the time I’ve owned it and always kept/transported it in a Hiscox LiteFlite case, not the OHSC.
Apart from some minor body chips and scratches there are a couple of small dents in the neck behind frets 1-3 but these aren’t noticeable under the hand. There’s also some lovely light checking to the lacquer on the headstock and rear of the body. I’ve tried to capture these as best I can with my phone camera.
Pups, pots, wiring and solder joints all look all original. The pups are still bonded to the black foam and backing plate. No dating is evident and I didn’t want to risk separating them to try and find out.
Pots are stamped 6618 which I believe is week 18 of 1966 (kindly correct me if I’m wrong).
The date stamp on the neck is partially faded and obscured by red ink but this is how it was when I bought it. To my eyes it reads 5 MAY 66 C. The neck is classic P chunky, solid and straight with a fully functioning truss rod and reverse tuners on the headstock.
Beautiful striping on the rosewood fingerboard and there’s plenty of life left in the slim frets. The bass is currently strung with LaBella flats.
Comfortably light, on the digital bathroom scales it comes in at 8.6 lbs / 3.9 kg.
The case has a few dings and a couple of smallish rips but inside is clean and plush and all catches and hinges function (I don’t have the keys though). It came to me with a 1967-68 Fender catalogue inside which is in lovely condition and a really nice piece of history.
This is a beautiful example of a mid-60’s P bass with a classic full burpy sound that sits so well in the band mix.
Now... I know there are some real vintage aficionados and experts on the forum so in the spirit of openness and honesty I want to mention 3 things;
Control knobs. These are more than likely the originals but still look brand new. I have no way of knowing as these were the knobs it came to me with but I am just saying as someone pointed it out to me.
Ashtrays. Both are in really good clean condition and I believe are the originals. They show light scratching close up which doesn’t come out in the photos. Inside the bridge cover there is no evidence left of any foam mutes but there is some surface roughness in that area.
E string tuner. Fully operational and stable but a bit stiffer than the other 3. I’ve had it apart and lubricated it, can’t see anything wrong, so it’s a bit better but wanted to point this out to potential buyers.
I’m offering this bass for sale only (no trades thank you) at a competitive price based on what I’ve seen similar condition basses advertised by reputable dealers.
I’m happy to ship within UK only at the buyer’s expense or arrange personal socially-distanced collection within a reasonable radius (location KT18).
No EU/overseas transactions due to CITES restrictions still in force around Brazilian rosewood.
(More photos are available if needed).
Many thanks for any interest!
Great Fender Jazzbass 1973 with OHSC. Apart from the bridge pickup being replaced with a period correct ‘75 grey bottom at some timw it is 100% original. Very comfortable player, less than 9 lbs/4 kgs on my kitchenscale, good balance,
slim neck and low action. Nice growly fat Jazzbass sound. These early 70's Fenders have something different going on. And oh yes, the bass has
some love signs but all works fine, including the trussrod.
Fender Marine Layer Reverb, Reduced to £79, that's £20 off a new one!
Bought from Andertons 4 weeks ago. Absolutely brand new, used twice in lockdown, now surplus as I have acquired a Plethora X5.
A brilliant pedal particularly for fretless playing with its variation and control. Has a very clever instant battery change door that flips down!
3 Reverb types - hall, room, special
Each reverb type has 2 variations for maximum versatility
Control over reverb time, damping, pre-delay and level
Effect tails continue when pedal is bypassed for a smooth performance
Lets you achieve all manner of reverbs, from slap-back, subtle room ambience, through to huge atmospheric halls and 'shimmer'.
So, save on a new one. Insured post £7. (Also advertised on the bay)
Amazing bass that really does feel like a vintage bass.
The flea bass comes with stacked pots which in my opinion are much better than the VVT controls fitted to most fender jazz basses.
Comes with fender gig bag.
Social distancing collection possible, postage as buyers cost.
Model Name: Flea Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Roadworn Shell Pink
Model Code: 0141020356
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck and Fingerboard
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Profile: "C" Shape
Neck Finish:Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
No. of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage Style
Inlays: Aged White Dots
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Hardware and Electronics
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender® Vintage-Style
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage ’64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage ’64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric
Hardware Colour: Nickel/Chrome