Bought from a fellow basschatter a couple of years ago. A very late '77/early '78 factory fretless Fender Precision. (Serial no says 1977, neck and pickup dates say 1978)....
In great condition for a 42 year old Bass, the finish has sunk into the grain in parts on the body, a few little marks here and there, and some lacquer chips on the headstock, but no major dings anywhere.
Judging by the crazing in the headstock lacquer, I'd say it's been finished in nitro cellulose.
The scratchplate has a slight warp in it, which isn't unusal for this era.
The nut has been changed to brass, a long time ago from the looks of it, and likewise, the bridge barrels have also been replaced with brass items. Other than those, and some of the scratchplate and pickup screws, this is a very original instrument.
The fingerboard has just been reshot and dressed to the correct radius by Mike Smith Guitars, Southport, and is a lovely piece of highly grained Rosewood, in perfect condition, that plays like new.
Weight is typical Fender fretless fare, I'd say between 9 and 10 pounds. Not as heavy as the maple necked one I sold on here a few years ago, but meaty enough.
A semi rigid case is included with the Bass, but for an extra £60, I'll throw in a Hiscox instead.
Happy to courier, (I estimate £30-35 with insurance extra), or any buyer may collect.
Any questions, please ask.
I’m moving on my MIM Fender Precision Bass. It’s a 2005/6 model according to the serial number and is totally stock. It’s in excellent condition. Never gigged, only ever used at home. It’s in my way as I’m not playing much these days.
Nice satin neck, nut width is approximately 42mm and it’s a nice chunky profile. On my bathroom scales it’s 4kg dead. The white scratch plate has aged nicely to a kind of faded parchment and the dark blue slightly metallic paint is spotless.
No gig bag but I do have a sturdy bass box that a Squier came in for transporting. I’d rather meet up, not keen on sending. I’m centrally located (I live about a mile from M40 J11) but am often in the Midlands and northern Home Counties. I’m happy for you to arrange your own courier if you prefer and I’ll pack it well in said box.
Sadly selling a few basses.
I got this P-Bass in mid 2017. Only been used a few times at home. In excellent condition with original hard case.
Sounds and feels great!
Let me know if you have any questions.
Ok. I’m selling this bass not to downsize but I want to buy the same bass! Yes, lockdown madness has kicked in.... this beautiful natural Marcus Miller jazz is very close in looks to my Sadowsky (see pic side by side- the Sadowsky’s not for sale!) and I’d absolutely love @AndyTravis white MM. If Andy’s sells this WILL be withdrawn from sale
This Bass is a 2007-2010 Japanese model. It’s got a super fast neck, and is in great condition. There’s a couple of marks on the headstock but nothing major (see pics), nothing that I can see on the body and the usual swirling on the pickguard. The neck is very slim and the pre amp is monsterous! You also have a passive option but why you’d want that is anyone’s guess! It’s weighing in on a manual set of scales at around 9.5lbs. It has a generic gig bag.
Shipping is a possibility but would be at your cost and you’d need to arrange. I’m happy for a socially distanced meet or collection.
Bone white Fender 2010 vintage USA made body (through strung so ‘may’ be Elite or professional series)
Lindy Fralin pickups. Bridge pickup rewound by bare knuckle pickups to LF spec.
CTS pots and cloth wiring
Mighty Mite Fender licensed neck, ebony board with additional fret position marker on upper side.
Generic through strung bridge
I started this bass about 10 years ago, building it up, and swapping in/out choice parts as they become available.
I have had a couple of necks on there and it has never disappointed, great playing bass. In the last couple of year it has been set up with a mighty mite fretless neck.
The neck is second (third..maybe fourth who knows..) hand and seen some action, I refinished it in Nitro and it plays really nicely although the truss rod is now quite tight. So not perfect but good to go. Doesn’t affect playability or setup, but pointing it out for clarity. The fret position markers have been added and ar only visible from the top
The body is in good overall condition, few dints but nothing major. The Lindy Fralins are classic jazz style (as opposed to super hot). Cavities are shielded etc and there is no discernable 60Hz issues. All in all a lovely instrument
Selling at cost of parts price basically (these trying times being what they are …) as a playing fretless, or whip the neck off and go fretted, both would give you a great playing bass.