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1968 Fender Precision Bass with a sunburst finish, tortoise-shell guard and a rosewood fingerboard. This bass is all complete including the metal covers thumb rest and case. It has a new nut and re-soldered pickups. When the bass arrived the pickups were completely stuck to the rubber underneath which had disintegrated into a sticky mess. I removed the rubber as carefully as I could from both the underside of the pickups and the copper shielding but in the process the wires connected to the controls became loose so I made a better connection with some fresh solder. I have added some fresh rubber to the copper shielding plate. The bass is otherwise original, including the case.

The body finish has plenty of play wear and battle scars which are mainly around the edges of the body and also a patch of buckle rash on the back. The finish on the back of the neck and headstock have relatively light wear with only only a few small scuffs/dings around the headstock. The frets have been dressed ion the workshop and have plenty of life left in them.

It's been fully set up in our workshop with the strings it came in with, which I believe, are Ernie ball 45-105. The truss works correctly and it has a straight neck and a great action. Serial:221983. The neck stamp reads Nov 68 B. Both pots are dated to the 42nd week of 1966. Neither pickup date is visible due to the rubber that remains stuck underneath. Nut width: 41.3mm. Depth at 1st fret: 21.5 mm. Weight: 8lbs 8oz.

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

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Andy Baxter
Brands:
Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, G&L , Gretsch , Yamaha ,
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Vintage Guitars
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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

Have a look at the website often, as our inventory changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire.

 

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You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.

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