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NBD Fender 75 or 76 Precision...

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Looks lovely. I love the black scratchplate I’ve gotta say, but as the owner of a very similar looking ‘70 with a tort plate I’ll happily admire either.

Sounds like a good weight for a ‘76 too. Nicely done. 

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On 24/04/2020 at 00:31, AndyTravis said:

Although I will say - it’s been a few years since I’ve had a “vintage” bass - forgot the smell, the old bass smell.

 

6 hours ago, Normski said:

The 76 looks great Andy. There is definitely something about tort & sunburst on a vintage P bass. It’s a shame they changed to black in 75 but hey if Andy wants tort he should have tort! I know what you mean about the smell from vintage Fenders. Last week i reopened the case of my 71 P bass that I bought from Michael @wateroftyne & the musty smell was something else. Real history & intrigue. 

Well, what I remember about the 'old days', is that all my gear stunk of fag smoke.

Quite disgusting.

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5 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

behold - a working version of the demo with the bass

Ah, the old orange GM buses and what looks a lot like the Northern Quarter before it was given the name.

 

 

 

Oh, and the bass is a bit tasty too!

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Well, a little half hour in the garden.

It’s nice - ignore the Lawn...trying to let it recover after the kids slide was left on it.

”it’ll kill the grass that love, will look shite when we decide to move it...”

’no it won’t’

point proved - obviously it’s me who now has to sort...

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Under 9lbs is a very good weight

Enjoy

FWIW I’d keep it original with black guard and tug bar on E side

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Just now, gareth said:

Under 9lbs is a very good weight

Enjoy

FWIW I’d keep it original with black guard and tug bar on E side

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I like this - kept all the original bits handy

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58 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

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I like this - kept all the original bits handy

Yes that’s good 

It will be amazingly hard to match that third pot hole

Is that a 66 guard as it looks a bit like a Fullerton reissue tortoise shell pattern? 
 

 

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4 minutes ago, gareth said:

Yes that’s good 

It will be amazingly hard to match that third pot hole

Is that a 66 guard as it looks a bit like a Fullerton reissue tortoise shell pattern? 

I had thought that too - it’s a nice tort with a wide bevel which is what I was after.

If it’s a Fullerton rather than 66, I still didn’t pay over the odds so it’s no great stress to me. Short of carbon dating or photos of this pickguard prior to the Fullerton reissues existence- there’s no way to prove or disprove. It’s got some age either way which matches the bass.

I’ve seen mid 60’s tort similar to this on my travels...it came off a 66P brought in America a long time ago, I would have to delve into @billge’s brain for more information. 

And that 3rd hole - I have faith in my man 😉

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Beautiful bass, super burst and wood grain. Love the new pick guard- don’t think it’ll be a problem to make a plug-There’s lots of pattern in the tort to hide it. Play in the best of health 👍

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Why not glue a coin to that hole and make it look Like a proper Limelight ?

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2 minutes ago, Geek99 said:

Why not glue a coin to that hole and make it look Like a proper Limelight ?

Hahahahahahahaha. Ah...hah. Ha. Oh you...

Will just scuff up a 5p now.

😉

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I like the Tort.
 

500 bases? Wow. You’ve spent more time trading than playing them. 

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2 hours ago, rze99 said:

I like the Tort.
 

500 bases? Wow. You’ve spent more time trading than playing them. 

Over the course of 24 years playing - and working in the Guitar trade for 12 of those.

And a dirty habit. I went through a foolish stage of having duplicates with flats and rounds. That was stupid - and before I had kids.

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Well...a new gig has landed and I might need to shift this or swap for a fretless of similar vintage...

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7 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Well...a new gig has landed and I might need to shift this or swap for a fretless of similar vintage...

Buy a fretless neck for the gig and then swap it back after?

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7 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Well...a new gig has landed and I might need to shift this or swap for a fretless of similar vintage...

Really?

in the midst of lockdown you found a gig and they said love your playing, but we need a fretless 70s precision? 

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49 minutes ago, LukeFRC said:

Really?

in the midst of lockdown you found a gig and they said love your playing, but we need a fretless 70s precision? 

Exactly that Luke. Exactly that - the guy even specified a serial number and finish 🙄

And yes - I landed a gig during lockdown. 
 

 

 

 

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