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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Do you regularly gig with a vintage Fender bass?

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Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Jan 3rd, 2017 05:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some of the best-sounding Fender Precision basses I have every worked with have come from the mid-60s. Love those grey bottom pickups.



Forgive your enemies

but never forget their names
Jan 14th, 2017 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When I started playing 5 string basses (back in the '80s) I began leaving my old Fender fours at home. Recently I had my '63 Jazz re-fretted and I'm really enjoying playing it through my TC Electronics two-ten/Eden WTC500 practice rig. I may start pulling the old girl back out on the active gig rotation.

The main "go to" bass is my Deluxe 55-94 Lakland I've played since Dan Lakin set it to me for a try out in '99.

(This message was last edited by Laker at 08:12 AM, Jan 15th, 2017)


Takoma Park Maryland

back on the bottom again
Jan 16th, 2017 10:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't gigged on bass since Sept 2013. But when I was gigging, I played my (mostly) 72 P-bass with factory-original A (Jazz width) neck. I described this bass in detail in the other recent discussion about parts basses. I'll just repeat here that it's a parts bass because it came to me in 2007 with a combination of original parts, after-market parts, repaired parts and non-working or missing parts. I replaced everything on it that was non-original, non-working or missing with period correct Fender parts (except for some intonation screws).

My Celtic/Americana band is resuming practice this week (after my 3-year relocation to NYC) and so I'll be playing that bass again. If we get a gig for St. Pat's, I'll be gigging with it.

The condition of the bass when I got it indicated that it was a heavily used player's instrument. I see no reason to treat it as anything else.

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