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9 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

It’s a great book

Sits at my bedside

This is a good watch... 

 

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just can't beat posting up my favourite bass.

I bought this in Denmark St in 1990, advertised as late 60s. £450. So I traded a Shure SM58 wireless and my Aria SBR-150 and fifty quid.

The serial number suggests approx 1975 which until recently I acknowledged.

Then, whilst on a forum (here or TB) there was a thread about the bridge being in the wrong place (approx 71-73 IIRC) and the screw on the G string being extra long to compensate. So I looked at the original bridge (now on a bitsa) and there it was, the long screw. Then I looked at the original pickup (that went open circuit many moons ago) and there was 73 on it. So I'm going with '73. It's light too

Pots were changed before a recording session in the 90s, they weren't even soldered in properly. I've no idea if they were original anyway.

Under the bridge is a little of the sunburst but this has been painted by hand I reckon, long long before I bought it.

This, for me, is the finest sounding and playing P bass. Everyone who plays it says the same, what a great bass, even those that aren't keen on p basses.

I had a '62 at the same time. I bought it about '89/'90. I sold it a few years later as the '73 was just hands down better.

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3 minutes ago, musicbassman said:

Wise of you to leave your cat on guard duty when you have a bass with that much mojo sitting around   😊

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That was Tobi. Sadly no longer with us. Probably stalking a bird or mouse (naughty cat lol)

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I got to try Walshy's '66 precision at the weekend. That was a mistake, I now want one :S  
 

Might need to be satisfied by a bravewood. 

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I’m a jazz man myself but I’ve been watching quite a few videos on vintage fenders , and the sound of the precision’s is superb, a P with a jazz neck would be great, I missed out on one last year.  I like the tones on this jazz 🙂

 

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1 hour ago, OliverBlackman said:

I now have the Geddy book and my god it’s a GAS inducer. 

What’s the title of the book please Oliver, 

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7 hours ago, Cuzzie said:

Isn’t it just!!!!

The precision section is mouth watering

He said ‘62 was the best year for his fenders and now it’s all I can think about 😂

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