1964 Precision Bass

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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby Rhian Batson » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:11 am

Very cool, man ... so he's jammin through a lil Peavey combo. What did you have that P going into?

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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby SmittyG » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:44 am

The bass was plugged into a little Fender Bassman 25 bass amp that looked almost as beat up as the bass--though obviously no where near as old. (There was no collecting going on with this guy and his gear; as he joked, "The only reason I have gear this old is that I'm too cheap to buy something new as long as it still works.") But, it had a very solid sound, surprisingly rich with a nice low-mid thump to it. The action was absolutely the worst of any bass I've ever had my hands on and the tiny frets felt very weird, so it played almost as bad as it looked. But, it sounded wonderful.
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby GLJeff » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:58 pm

Nice, I've never played a PBass older than a 1980's model so what sounds better, older or newer? I'm talking vintage with no mods vs a new one right out of the box with stock pickups.
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby harleyyy » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:08 pm

G&L_Jeff wrote:Nice, I've never played a PBass older than a 1980's model so what sounds better, older or newer? I'm talking vintage with no mods vs a new one right out of the box with stock pickups.


My 62 P had non original pots and a missing guard shield when I bought it. I replaced them with a complete harness from a 62 P ( ya, it costed me ) and a RI shield. The bass was owned by Conrad Lozano of Los Lobos, and it was reportedly used on the Kiko album.


Ash body, see through blond, June of 62 neck stamp makes it one of the last slab boqrds, and 8.2 lbs of heaven. Interestingly enough, it is 1 11/16" at the nut, and the profile is just like the L1K I recently purchased. The differences can be too intricate to describe and everyone's ear is the same. To me, i's warmer, and fuller, than any of my others ( a 73, a 74/66 J neck with a Lindy Fralin), and it is the greatest P I've ever played. My 65 Fliptop sure adds to the vibe also.

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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby RMS » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:22 pm

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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby SmittyG » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:03 pm

G&L_Jeff wrote:so what sounds better, older or newer?


Well, I would really want to do a side by side of two specific basses instead of trying to generalize "all" vintage vs. "all" newer. The bass did sound nice. But I won't say nicer than many other P-basses I've played. And it felt horrible. If it weren't for the cool factor of playing a bass a year older than myself, I would have just said it was shit and be done with it. If I had to be totally honest. :)
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby Templar » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:03 am

Whats that black looking stuff on the bridge?
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby Rhian Batson » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:12 am

Looks like a big ol fat chunka foam mute to me [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby SmittyG » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:07 am

Templar wrote:Whats that black looking stuff on the bridge?


Rust and gunk on the saddles.
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby Funkster » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:48 am

harleyyy wrote:
G&L_Jeff wrote:
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Pete that's my favorite out of your arsenal also bro, It's just one Sexy P, I'm chasing a 64 Shell pink refin P that a guitarplayer friend has owned for about 10 years and he bought it off Ronnie Earl. The bass has the most beautiful P tone I have ever heard it's really lite at around 8 lbs.. I have sold off half my arsenal and paid bills and whatnot, I have 2 grand left out of the selling fund and I think he told me 2500 and it's mine,, What worth would you guy's put on a Refin 64 P all original except for pup and Shell pink refinish that was done around 73?.
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby harleyyy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:05 am

What worth would you guy's put on a Refin 64 P all original except for pup and Shell pink refinish that was done around 73?.


3-4k is my guess.
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby Funkster » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:09 am

Thanks Pete I'm actually picking up today for a recording session so I can hear it on tape.I'll snap a few pics.. So then 2500 is a decent deal?
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby harleyyy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:23 am

Funkster wrote:Thanks Pete I'm actually picking up today for a recording session so I can hear it on tape.I'll snap a few pics.. So then 2500 is a decent deal?


Sounds like it to me, what is the replacement pup?
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby Funkster » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:31 pm

It is a Fender 62 reissue,, The bass sounds fantastic,
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Re: 1964 Precision Bass

Postby harleyyy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:37 pm

I think most around here would agree that to be a good deal. PM Kebo to be sure [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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