(SOLD) Fender Japan '70 Precision Bass PB70-70US Olympic White 1998
Fender Precision, olympic white, crafted in Japan 1997-00. We've had a few of these 1970 style Japan-made P basses through the shop, and they never last long. Guess why? If you guessed it's because they're awesome, ten points to you. The seventies styling means you get a black guard and the bold black CBS-era logos, as well as a slightly slimmer neck with a 40mm nut. That's 2mm smaller than a standard vintage style P bass, but not as slim as a regular Jazz Bass. The neck feels super agreeable: slim enough to play for hours, beefy enough to add some tone and keep you from forgetting your place in the band, and carved from some gorgeous dark rosewood and tightly grained maple. The alder body and USA pickup combine for a lively, rounded tone with a great balance between top-end sweetness and low-end heft. Scoring a 90s example like this in such great shape is rare, as these basses often find favour with punk players who don't mind a scratch or two... but hey, you can ding it up yourself now, exactly how you like it.
Model: Fender Precision Bass '70 Reissue, PB70-70US
Made: Japan, 1997-00, Dyna plant (serial O092921)
Finish: olympic white, 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 34" scale
Pickup: Fender USA P-Bass Vintage split single coil
Case: very basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a sticker fade mark near the neck plate and some light scuffs on the top horn. The sides have some minor scuffs on the top horn, some dimples on the elbow area, some scuffs near the rear strap pin, some dimples near the jack and a light scuff on the bottom horn. The front has some minor dimples in the elbow area, near the jack and on the top horn, as well as some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look great, minor wear only; 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 45/105s.