This thing smacks of years of world touring. Great playing and sounding bass with original hardshell case.
If the Precision achieved newfound status as an indispensable workhorse instrument in the 1960s, it cemented that reputation with seismic force in the 1970s. Although joined at the dawn of the 1960s by Fenders second bass guitar model, the equally indispensable Jazz Bass, both instruments staked out complementary sonic territory and together ruled the world of electric bass with impunity, as indeed they still do. Rock music, no longer in its infancy, now faced the turbulence of adolescence in the 1970s and proliferated.
The 1970s saw straight rock and roll, hard rock, blues rock, country rock, psychedelic rock, glam rock, progressive rock, album rock, funk rock, jazz rock, folk rock, pop rock, soft rock, garage rock, Latin rock, heavy metal, Southern rock, avant-garde rock, pub rock, punk rock, post punk, punk pop, power pop, new wave, rockabilly, reggae rock, and even more. The Precision handled it all with ease. It is perhaps highly telling that the same bass that percolated throughout the funky New Orleans R&B of the Meters and provided the kinetic jazz funk of Tower of Power was the same bass that stoked the filth and the fury of the Sex Pistols and the forceful melodic power of latter-70s U. Acts such as the Jam and Elvis Costello & the Attractions. Telling that the same bass that so supremely underpinned Pink Floyds 1973 psychedelic masterpiece.
The Dark Side of the Moon. Was the same bass that also elegantly underpinned the Eagles seminal 1973 country rock classic.
Telling that the same bass that snarled so ferociously on King Crimsons 1974 prog-rock heavyweight. Was the same bass that less than a year later provided the much-imitated jazz-rock hook that kicked off the opening credits of hit ABC sitcom. In Detroit, 1971 brought a Motown milestone in the form of Marvin Gayes masterpiece album. On the landmark concept album, the labels previously uncredited house musicians collectively known as the Funk Brothers received individual credit for the first time.Finally, resident Motown Precision Bass masters James Jamerson and Bob Babbitt received the individual recognition they so richly deserved. An enduringly endearing Precision Bass recorded moment hit the charts in 1973 with the release of Pink Floyds massively successful eighth studio album, The Dark Side of the Moon. Further design modifications were afoot in 1974, when Fender introduced black pickguards as a Precision Bass standard and moved the thumb rest from the treble string side to the bass string side. In New York in 1976, bassist Douglas Colvin set the tone for much punk bass playing with a visceral, no-frills machine-gun style driven home using an impossibly low-slung Precision Bass. That year, his iconoclastic band released its seminal eponymous debut album, which inspired legions of imitators. Sent shock waves through the rock world and heralded the large-scale arrival of a reactionary new musical movement that had been brewing since rock was born two decades earlier. And Colvin, under the stage name Dee Dee Ramone, never missed a single pumping sixteenth note. Meanwhile, an even more incendiary debut was in the works across the Atlantic in London. A year after the Ramones debut album, punks ruder, spikier U. Movement was spearheaded by the Sex Pistols, whose debut (and only) album. Heres the Sex Pistols, appeared in fall 1977 and promptly became the most important punk album ever and an extremely important and influential album in rock history in general. The 1970s ended, however, with possibly the greatest Precision Bass moment in all of rock history. After the early 1978 implosion of the too-volatile-to-last Sex Pistols, the more serious Clash assumed the mantle of most important U. Band and was at its creative and popular peak at the turn of the decade. When the Clash Take the Fifth U. Tour rolled into the Palladium in New York City on Sept. 21, 1979, bassist Paul Simonon, angered by staff treatment of the audience, smashed his Precision to pieces onstage. Simonons moment of fury just happened to be caught by U. Photographer Pennie Smith, and the resulting photo was immortalized as the cover of what many consider the Clashs greatest album, 1979 magnum opus. (with a title track launched by Simonon playing what is surely one of the most apocalyptic bass riffs of all time, also on a Precision). The photo has subsequently become revered as one of rocks greatest images. The item "Vintage 1972 Fender Precision Bass Rosewood Neck OHSC World Toured MOJO" is in sale since Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "studio1117" and is located in Salina, Kansas.This item can be shipped worldwide.