MIJ Fender Classic Series 70s Precision Bass - 3TB
This here is my steed and my loyal workhorse for the last two years.
This is a feeler at the moment because I need to see how I "feel" after hitting "submit new thread."
Let's do this! The only reason I am selling this bass is to fund my P5 GAS. I need a 5er for my current projects and the wife says I can't have more than 2 basses (the new Rick isn't going anywhere), so this one is on the chopping block.
This isn't just a MIJ P bass, it is the only non-Custom Shop production Fender P bass with blocks and binding! Furthermore, production of this bass has shifted to Mexico, and from what I hear, the MIM is okay,
just not the same. Regardless, this bass plays amazingly well, it actually has lower action and better factory fretwork than my Rick did! I have been told by many bassists, and my tech, that this is one of best playing and sounding P basses they have ever tried. No one can believe this thing was made in Japan (and that's not even a bad thing!). It's the neck... this neck is friggin nuts! It's almost as thin as a Geddy neck, but has the width of a modern P. It is also capable of crazy-low action for a P-Bass. The $300+ in quality mods really set it apart from the herd too. If you're in the NYC area, you're welcome to give it a try yourself and see what I mean.
More pics will be posted as I continue to dress the bass for sale. I will also honor picture requests. Please bare with what I've got for the moment and PM me if you would like to see more details.
Since I am GAS-ing for a very specific instrument, this longshot trade is also VERY specific (no exceptions)...
2009-2012 Am Std Black/Maple Precision V
...cash on my end depending on condition.
No trades... just made my purchase and told the wife I am selling a bass per her request!
My mods and specific details (let me know if I miss something):
-9.4 lbs (I will confirm this once I get new batteries for my scale)
-Bad Ass II Bridge ($100 new)*
-3 Hipshot HB2 Tuners + BT2 Drop-tuner ($150 new)
-Fender Original '62 p'ups ($90 new)**
-Orange Drop cap in the tone circuit (Greasebucket)**
-Switchcraft output jack.**
-Dunlop strap buttons/locks included
*if you don't want the BAII, I will knock off $50 and install one of these for you: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...ridge-assembly
**All electronics installed professionally
Stuff worth knowing:
-When I had the bass setup last summer in VA, the neck was straight as an arrow with plenty of room for the truss to turn. Here/now in NYC (I am told this Winter is especially cold and dry), I added a Fender brand truss washer to get the action and relief to where is should be. The truss is tight, but not maxed! (with about 1/4-1/2 turn left). The most important thing is the neck is nearly straight (where I like it) and holding. This bass does favor warmer, more humid climates, but there is certainly nothing wrong with it (as told by my tech).
-Overall 9ish/10 condition. Small, teeny-tiny clear-coat ding in lower horn and some not-detectiable-by-camera imperfections and swirling in the rear top coat. Signs of use on pick guard.
-signs of wear at pickguard bevel from trying adjust the truss with the neck on (despite the bevel, this doesn't work too well with neck on)
-Frets and board are like-new and includes and she's strung up with a fresh set of Chromes .40-.95
-Includes deluxe gig-bag
-There is a mild rattle on the open A that doesn't come through the amp, but since I rarely play open A and it doesn't come through the amp, I never bothered messing with the nut or installing a string retainer (which I was told would cure it). It may also be the lighter gauge strings I like to use (A is .75). $950.00 shipped CONUS
$900.00 local pickup
...or just make me an offer!
That's all I can think of... more pics to come. PM me with questions!