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1973/74 Fender Precision Bass SOLD
£2400
Barnet, Herts


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Edit 13/01/21 now SOLD thank you! 

 

Hi, I am selling this 1973/74 Fender Precision Bass, looking for £2400.  

 

This is a great instrument.  It is just the right weight (approx 8lb 5oz) and balances well.  It sounds fantastic, aggressive and clanky if you need it to be or as warm and thumpy as you like.  It’s superb with a pick, loads of attack but still lots of tone and bottom end weight come through.

 

It looks killer.  The sunburst finish has just the right amount of wear and mojo.  The back of the neck looks battered but doesn’t feel it and is fast and smooth to play.  


 

Bad bits: 

The pots look like replacements.

 

One of the scratchplate screws is non-original with a slightly larger head to hold the broken off tip of the scratchplate by the jack socket.

 

The ashtrays and thumbrest are missing.

 

The strap buttons in most of the photos here are my Schallers.  I will provide the buyer with the Fender buttons that it had on when I got it, they don’t look original 70s to me but I'm not sure.

 

There is no case or strap with the bass.


 

Would prefer collection in person (socially distanced obviously).  Can post if you can provide a courier/decent postage option.  In case of postage I can put it in a vgc hardly used Fender ABS-style hard case for an extra £50.

 

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Some videos of the bass in use:

 

A jam so you can hear it on its own.  Recorded DI into a UA Apollo with 1176AE compressor plugin and Neve 1073 plugin (EQ flat except the bass boosted one notch at 220Hz.

 

Tom Jones: “You Can Leave Your Hat On” on The Voice UK.

 

 

Mo Jamil: “Iron Sky” so you can hear it in a recording.

 

 

Cheers

Ben

Edit: it has been pointed out that the pickups say 74 so this bass was assembled and left the factory in 1974. 

The serial number according to the Fender dater dates to 1973 so presumably it was made over the course of those years. 

Edited by epiphonesteinberger
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