Here is a Fender Precision Lyte in black sparkle with hard case. £525
Made in Japan. Looking online at the serial number, the date I think is 1991 - 92
These are very well made instruments . Nice and light weight and look great.
The neck is Jazz bass width - thin and fast. The action is nice and low.
There's a really good range of tones to be had with a precision pickup and jazz bridge pickup and an active preamp.
Active volume and tone for each pickup.
There are a few dings on the body and at the end of the headstock. - just to add to the mojo.
I'm in Malvern, Worcestershire and happy to meet up half way within reason.
Will post for £35 insured
I am delighted to let U all know that I finally got myself a Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50s Bass in Lake Placid Blue. Been hunting down one of those for the past two years & every time they would pop up on my radar, they would be clearly out of reach for either budget or geography reasons...
That changed yesterday as I was in England visiting the in-laws. One of those appeared on Fb Marketplace a half hour drive from the their place, the price was right, so I jumped on it!
Now, the downside is the previous owner was a real pig who knew nothing about how to keep his gear clean & safe from harm. So the bass has suffered in 11 years more than most old school Fenders have in 50 and all the metal parts & pick guard have started to go yellow...
I don't even know if the electronics work cuz I'm travelling & do not carry an amp with me everywhere. The guy was a guitarist who didn't own a bass amp & a hoarder apparently, so I didn't make it past the front door. Also, he graciously forgot to take close up pix of the dents in the body, the paint stains on the headstock, or to mention the rusting state of the metal parts (for those of U who want tips on how to take pix in broad daylight in such a way that the yellowing aspect of metal parts doesn't show, I can help U cuz now I know how) ... Glad these people exist, they make the second hand market such a better place for all of us to find happiness, right?
Last night a spent an hour or so cleaning the body, the fretboard, & started using Brasso to give the tuning pegs & the knobs some shine... But it still needs work. I wonder though, what do U guys think? Should I let the bass go all vintage or should I restore it completely?
If so, would dipping all the metal parts into Coca Cola do the trick? Cuz the Brasso thing won't allow me to reach the small corners, especially in the bridge & tuning mechanisms... I'm also not an electronics guy & am quite reluctant to un soldering all the electronics... But if the general consensus is that I should take the whole bass apart & do a huge cleaning, then I guess I'll do that under Ur guidance!
Also, does boiling old strings really bring them back to life?
Anyway, thanks for reading through, & thanks for any input U could contribute to help me through this!
For sale is my Vox standard 24, that's been defretted. Set up very recently with Ernie Ball Cobalt flats (sounds like rounds, feels like flats). Condition is good considering it is 39 years old but do be aware that there are dings and dents here and there.
Only selling as I need funds to cover an unexpected bill and repairs for a broken headstock
Based in Leeds, collection preffered
Popped into Andertons for my regular browse and they had this second hand beauty in stock.... at half the price of a new one! Swapped out the black pickguard for a slightly used tort one I had and voila.....! Proper P bass, fantastic 'ash' tones and a bound neck. Lovely