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 Post subject: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 11th, 2019, 6:27 am 
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Hey folks....
Fender P with the narrower A neck in maple. Sunburst.
Beautiful checking. All original. G&G Case
2nd owner.
One extra screw hole in the guard....original owner moved the thumb rest.
Good weight ....showing around 9 on my bathroom scale.
Bass sounds and plays amazing. Was strung with flats...just restrung with rounds.
I have TONS of pics for the serious buyer. Just email me.
robswansonmusic@comcast.net
Comp basses have been going for between 3-4K
$3500 OBO shipped CONUS


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 11th, 2019, 6:28 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 13th, 2019, 12:14 pm 
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Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 13th, 2019, 3:21 pm 
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I concur! Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 19th, 2019, 12:12 pm 
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The "A" neck is Jazz Bass width?


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 19th, 2019, 2:50 pm 
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Agent00Soul wrote:
The "A" neck is Jazz Bass width?

Yes, 1.5” at the nut.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 19th, 2019, 3:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 21st, 2019, 7:05 am 
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Yep, what matt said.....width of a jazz but not quite as shallow....a little more beef that a plain jazz neck. imo


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2019, 8:26 am 
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Interesting - I never knew such a thing existed. The neck is the reason I never bought a P-bass, but had I seen one of these maybe I would have


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2019, 1:00 pm 
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To my knowledge, P basses were stamped or labeled on the heel of the neck (mostly in the seventies) with letters referring
to the nut width:
A = 1.5" (1 1/2)

B = 1.625" (1 5/8)

C = 1.75" (1 3/4)

A width neck were most likely a custom order for those who
preferred a narrower neck.
Yet with the widely known inconsistencies of the seventies,
I for instance have a 72 p bass labeled as a B neck, but when measuring
at the nut it is not quite a B or A but very close to a A neck at almost 1.5”.
Having larger hands I usually lean towards wider neck as they feel more comfortable to me.
When I started getting into Jazz basses it took me a few weeks to get use to
the narrow neck and thus string spacing.. now p or j they all feel like home ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2019, 8:17 pm 
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Agent00Soul wrote:
The neck is the reason I never bought a P-bass, but had I seen one of these maybe I would have


It's not too late!


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: April 24th, 2019, 8:56 am 
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bbl wrote:
Agent00Soul wrote:
The neck is the reason I never bought a P-bass, but had I seen one of these maybe I would have


It's not too late!


Living in a Manhattan studio apartment is a great curb on G.A.S. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 10:12 am 
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Bump. $2900 shipped conus.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Precision Bass 1973. Maple A neck
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2019, 7:19 pm 
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Agent00Soul wrote:
bbl wrote:
Agent00Soul wrote:
The neck is the reason I never bought a P-bass, but had I seen one of these maybe I would have


It's not too late!


Living in a Manhattan studio apartment is a great curb on G.A.S. :lol:


It can sleep on your bed when you not using it.

Or even when you are.

(My jazz teacher in San Francisco did this.)


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