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Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182

Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182

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Description
This is a 1977-78 American Fender Precision Bass in Olympic White finish. The bass is a true relic bass and you can see the finish has yellowed quite a bit. In the most worn spots, such as armrest, they yellow is giving way to a white undercoat. In cleaning this vintage gem, I had to do it very gently as the yellow is starting to wear away to show more white underneath. You can expect this to continue as time goes on and should avoid using any cleaning products on the finish.

This is a great looking and playing bass. The pickups have been changed to vintage 80s active EQ Seymour Duncans (called APJ-1) that allow you to sculpt the sound via onboard DIP switches. They are controlled by two volume pots (they are Centralab pots dated to 1986, so that’s probably when the pickups were installed), and the 9-volt battery is housed under the pickguard near the pots. I have tested them and the DIP switches do subtly affect your tone, not like a Tone pot, but seemingly in a much more useful way. In addition, I have managed to find images of the original manual for the pickups showing EQ curves, installation instructions, etc, which I can forward to buyer if interested.

The bridge is a Leo Quan BadAss II. Frets are in good condition with normal flattening, but still in great shape for playing, no dead spots or fret grooves. Cosmetically, there is all kinds of discoloration as mentioned, various scuffing and marks. I’ve taken extensive pictures. Weight is 9 pounds, 15 ounces. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!
What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.


Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182
Fender 1977-78 American Precision P-Bass Olympic White Vintage USA Relic 72182