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Re: Vintage

Postby godofthunder » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:44 am

Acoustic and EB3s, very Jim Lea !
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Re: Vintage

Postby Tornadobass » Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:25 pm

I've had this bass since about 1977, when I bought it used in Oakland, Calif., complete with a tolex case with the orange fuzz inside. The neck is dated '72, the pots '74. (Looks like I shoulda cleaned the chrome before taking the pic.)

The amp behind it is a '71 Bassman Ten that I restored last year with new caps, new speakers, new grillcloth, new tubes. It now wears a Fender tail-style logo.

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Re: Vintage

Postby nolabass » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:33 pm

Nice Tornado. Here's a bad pic of my 73'. I replaced the pups but re-installed them before selling.....for $700... in 1999. I always loved the black binding Jazz.
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Re: Vintage

Postby Tornadobass » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:49 pm

Did yours come with the thumbrest below the strings? Mine was drilled for mounting above the strings. Between all the chrome and the thumbrest, there's almost no way to reach the strings [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif]
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Re: Vintage

Postby harleyyy » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:54 pm

Tornadobass wrote:Did yours come with the thumbrest below the strings? Mine was drilled for mounting above the strings. Between all the chrome and the thumbrest, there's almost no way to reach the strings [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif]



The thumbrest moved to the 'E' side on P's and J's in 74.
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Re: Vintage

Postby steveonbass » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:57 pm

Some hollowbody goodness (the Harmony belongs to drbassman now)
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Re: Vintage

Postby eb2 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:05 pm

Here is an old polaroid scan of my 62 Bass VI with the strat pups and the early switch plate. Sold it years ago, but it was nice and clean.
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Re: Vintage

Postby 69'Vette » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:23 pm

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My '78 P. This one I've had longer than any others, having bought it in 1986.

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I got this '66 refin from Kebo. It was the best thumpy 60's P I ever heard, but I just couldn't warm to the C neck and it was too expensive to keep as a wall hanger. One of these days I want to build an A neck clone of it (or find a B).
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Re: Vintage

Postby groovyw53 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:05 am

Wow that '78 P looks awesome. Blonde, tort guard, maple board, I'm drooling.
What pickups do you have in it?

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Re: Vintage

Postby 69'Vette » Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:03 am

groovyw53 wrote:Wow that '78 P looks awesome. Blonde, tort guard, maple board, I'm drooling.
What pickups do you have in it?

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Thanks! They're EMGs from 1989. I still have the original pickups (which both sport 1978 markings on the back). I really love how it sounds with the EMGs though. It's the only EMG equipped bass I've ever owned, and it's nothing like the descriptions I usually hear about them (sterile, generic sounding, etc). It still has the same tone and character as it did originally, but cleaner and everything just sounds 'more there', if that makes any sense...

The color was already fading (darkening?) to cream when I bought it. It's a really great sounding P, even if it is a bit heavy at close to 11 pounds. My shoulder complains when I play it, but nobody else ever does! It plays like a dream with a very comfortable A neck. I'll never sell it, as it's already reserved for my three year old son. :)
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Re: Vintage

Postby nolabass » Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:33 am

69'Vette wrote: Thanks! They're EMGs from 1989. I still have the original pickups (which both sport 1978 markings on the back). I really love how it sounds with the EMGs though. It's the only EMG equipped bass I've ever owned, and it's nothing like the descriptions I usually hear about them (sterile, generic sounding, etc). It still has the same tone and character as it did originally, but cleaner and everything just sounds 'more there', if that makes any sense...


I have very old passive EMG in my '66. I too don't care for EMGs but these sound great and work really well with the P. I dropped some period correct pups in the
bass but very quickly put the EMGs back in. My bass though only weighs 7.6 lbs and likes the exta bottom of the EMGs.
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Re: Vintage

Postby ASATMAN » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:28 am

Marilyn: Nov '51 body, Nov, '55 neck.
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Re: Vintage

Postby ASATMAN » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:31 am

Marilyn, back view. [smilie=cool-smiley-027.gif]
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Re: Vintage

Postby andrew » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:14 pm

My recently aquired '73 P-Bass. Lightweight, resonant, "B" neck, and sounds killer. Beat to hell but I dig that it is.

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Re: Vintage

Postby andrew » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:20 pm

harleyyy wrote:It's refreshing to see that lefty's can enjoy the vintage goodness also. What's the deal on the different decals?


Because Fender didn't make lefty decals, in order to accommodate the headstock shape lefty basses only got the "Fender" part of the logo during the big headstock logo era, and when Fender changed the headstock decal it became small enough to fit the whole thing in the backwards direction on a lefty headstock (albeit awkwardly).
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