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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Confessions of a vintage snob.

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Danny Nader


You should have been there!
Oct 11th, 2017 09:10 PM   Edit   Profile  


I have two Jazz Basses from the 1970's. Both are amazing instruments. Lots of Fender Basses from this period are well built & solid instruments.

Glad you've come around!


PS: Your serial number is consistent w/ 1976. The 76 + five digits or S76 + five digits did occur later in the year.

(This message was last edited by Danny Nader at 11:15 PM, Oct 11th, 2017)


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Oct 12th, 2017 07:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks. I checked a number of sources for the right information about my serial and they all told me the same thing. Also, the party I bought the bass from said it was a 76.



Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Oct 12th, 2017 07:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm not so educated on all the techno it would take for me to post pics of my bass on this forum.

Also, I can't find my camera.

However, all is not lost.

The link here goes to a bass currently on eBay which is exactly like mine in every way. I have no affiliation whatsoever with this auction.


1976 P-bass

(This message was last edited by edmonstg at 09:35 AM, Oct 12th, 2017)



Oct 12th, 2017 09:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Bonkers, I am with you. I am not into the vintage ore reliced repeal, but if a guitar looks, feels and sounds good then that is all that matters. I stupidly let go of the best bass I have ever owned ( a 2011 Fender American Special Jazz) with awesome feel , rounded fretboard edges, low no buzz action, Beautiful Rosewood fretboard excellent pickups and tone, and boatloads of sustain to appease my wife and pay abill off. That was and is my greatest instrument regret. Oly white ash body.


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Oct 12th, 2017 04:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

I remember that bass, Lou.



Long Island City, NY

Oct 12th, 2017 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

I was unaware of the migration.

I have a '76 with the 76 + 5 digits format on the headstock.

The "70" was what threw me on yours.

Thanks for clarifying!


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Oct 13th, 2017 05:55 AM   Edit   Profile  


Not a problem.

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.



Long Island City, NY

Oct 13th, 2017 08:31 AM   Edit   Profile  


I certainly do. I got it in 1982; it had been someone's "closet" bass. It's part of my DNA now.

Contributing Member


"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 13th, 2017 08:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had a new ash P bass about 1973 or 74. It was very heavy but otherwise not very good. Glad you found a keeper of that vintage. As has already been stated, there are usually exceptions to the general quality level of any era.

Sounds like you hit the jackpot: enjoy!



Feb 21st, 2018 02:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah - every now and then you find a good one. I stumbled into a natural fretless from 78 at Guitar Center and bought it on the spot, when all I was looking to do was kill some time.

Mine's natural (w/ rosewood board) and I have considered a tort guard for it as well.

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