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Originaly with a rosewood neck, this bass was re-necked with a maple neck between 1970-72, and re-necked again with the Charvel maple neck in 1978. That year, a Kluson vintage style tuners were fitted, while around 1976 the original white pickguard was replaced with a black one. In the 80s, two replicas of this bass were made by Fender Custom Shop (also Roger's signature bass is based on them). Since then Roger keeps these replicas as a backup instruments.more
This early 70's Fender Precision Bass featuring a maple neck, was a band owned instrument and Roger Waters main bass from 1974-1978. It can be heard most notably on Wish You Were Here and Animals, and features a black pick guard (installed by Gilmour guitar tech Phil Taylor) to match the styling of David's Black Start. After Roger left the band it remained in the bands and eventually David's ownership. It can be heard most recently on Pink Floyd's final album, Endless River, played by David.more
"And then I got a gig with Iggy in ’79, and I went out and bought a Fender ’61 Precision I saw in a store; played it; loved it, and I’ve never really picked up another guitar, you know—I’ve still got it, 30 years out. Although, the only thing is that it’s worth a lot of money now, and if we do small shows I’m worried about it getting thieved." So goes Glen Matlock in a [2009 October article for Fender](http://www.fender.com/news/glen-matlock/). "The old Precision, it does what it says on it—it’s precise. It’s simple and straightforward, and that’s kind of what punk’s all about, really, I think, musically."more