As per title, for sale only is my 1982 Japan built JV Squier Precision bass. (EDIT: May now consider trade for a JV Jazz)
For a near 40 year old bass, it's in very nice condition, with just a few light scratches and "dings" here & there (mainly on the edges of the body)
There's a little light "blooming" on the Tort scratchplate, and light buckle rash on the back in the usual place.
I recently had the frets professionally crowned and polished, by Dave Dearnaley the well known Cardiff Luthier.
This bass sounds lovely and "warm" - absolutely spot on, nailing that vintage P bass tone. It feels lovely and "worn in / played in"
The nut width feels much like any vintage P bass, but I think the neck on these early Japan FugiGen basses have a slightly shallower depth - feels very comfortable to me anyway (and I tend to prefer Jazz necks)
As far as I can see, it's all original. Weight is just about bang on 4kg.
I need to thin the herd, otherwise I'd be keeping this bass - but needs must... I have too many basses!
So no trades please... but I may be tempted if you have a 5 string fretted Wingbass (maybe)
Collection only from Cardiff - but I could be tempted to meet sellers halfway-ish. I've got Vox amp headphones so you can test it.
I could also be tempted to let you have a good deal on an 80's (I believe) Roadworn Fender (G&G) Hardcase - which this bass looks lovely in
Thanks for looking
EDIT: I tried to show some of the light marks & dings - but the bass was too shiny!
Fender Precision (MiM)
That time of the decade for me to have a clear out.
I have no idea of the age of this bass but it isn't one of the roadworn series, however I believe that the vol/tone controls are either proper vintage jobbies or possibly off a roadworn bass. Body / paintwork is in good condition with a small ding/chip though the paint above the strap button. Typical P width neck but not a big handful. Hardware is all in good condition. Just over 8lb 12oz in weight.
Bass presently sports an anodized scratch plate but will come supplied with an additional tortie plate that was original to the bass. Comes with a Fender gigbag
Extras - can swap gigbag to a Generic case for £20.
Hi all, up for sale goes my '74 AVRI Jazz, owned by me since new (2018)
I've really enjoyed owning and gigging this, but find myself always going back to my '74 P bass.
It's a curiosity too! It came from the factory with the specification deviations to the standard AVRI spec as follows:
Pickguard - Tort (should be black)
Thumb Rest - lower position (should be above the strings)
Neck plate - only stamped with Serial Number (should also be "F" stamped)
Sunburst pattern - brighter more like a 60's pattern (should be slightly 'darker' '70s pattern)
I have emails from Fender confirming that it was a genuine mis-build (see photos)
Everything else is exactly as a '74 AVRI should be; poly finish, 70's bridge pickup position, block markers, binding, fender stamped tuners, chunky U-shaped neck (a big surprise for those normally used to super slim Jazz necks).
In excellent condition but I have gigged this - it's not been hanging on the wall! , a bit of swirling on the finish, a tiny finish ding on the rear that won't photograph and a wee dink on the binding (pictured).
Prefer to meet up rather than ship. No trades but might consider a Stingray (Classics or Specials only).
For reference, I raised a thread about the curious spec at the time here:
Price drop £5,250 £5,000 cash
Trade considered with late model Status Series 2 or Series 3 5-string (headless or headed) with cash my way.
For sale, 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!