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Old 01-21-2014, 02:07 PM
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Fender 2014 Proto Precision

http://www.fender.com/basses/precisi...-arctic-white/

Handsome but prohibitively expensive for me.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:11 PM
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Anyone else look on Fender's site for less expensive bass mod ideas? I'm thinking: Oly white Squier cabronita.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:15 PM
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Nice! I love when they put a spin on the 51 P/Tele bass platform... the Dirnt signature P, the Cabronita, now this.

I'd totally take one in black.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:20 PM
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Im picturing that bass with a big fat musicman humbucker on it and im liking the idea. Could make for a good Warmoth build.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:26 PM
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mmmmmmm....yes please
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:27 PM
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This bass, refinished oly white, upgrade pup to tv jones thundertron--or antiquity if I don't route the body.
http://www.fender.com/basses/precisi...e-placid-blue/
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:28 PM
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THe Proto looks great in 3TS too.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:33 PM
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Looks like a Cabronita with a Rick bridge & 51 PG.
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Not sold on looks, but sounds decent - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceEQIX7oQwQ
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:42 PM
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Aye.
Easy enough to mod a Cabronita.

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Looks like a Cabronita with a Rick bridge & 51 PG.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:49 PM
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They lost me at $4300.00
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This bass, refinished oly white, upgrade pup to tv jones thundertron--or antiquity if I don't route the body.
http://www.fender.com/basses/precisi...e-placid-blue/
I always wanted to wire one of those with two '51 single coils next to each other, in series. Although it'd probably be tonally similar to modern split-coil P, I think it would look pretty gnarly.
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In the youtube video for it the guy talks about routing a channel in the prototype body and moving the pickup around to find the best location. In other words, exactly what Leo Fender did when he designed the original P bass.

Don't know whether to facepalm or be pleased by the irony.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:57 PM
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It doesn't have to be facepalm, or irony.
It can be that they used good, original Leo methodology to get proper placement.
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the price is ridiculous for what you get. $2,300? yes, i see it.

but $4,300? not a chance in hell are you getting what you pay for unless the collectable value of the bass is high in the future?
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:06 PM
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Why would you need to pay $2300 for that?
The body: already in production.
Neck: already in production.
Pickguard, pickup, control plate: all in production.

This is an easy mashup of existing parts, and ought to cost no more than an American Standard P; IMO.
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i agree, but i'm talking about fender prices.

2,300 isn't pissing the bed if that config is something you like and you want a legit model/year. that's what you'd pay for a top-end american deluxe here (£1,500 or abouts).

adding another 2k is just outlandish on their part, though. why do they feel that is a proper price?

edit: you also look astoundingly like my uncle-in-law. astoundingly.

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Old 01-21-2014, 03:15 PM
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They lost me at $4300.00
+1. It's nice for sure, but I just don't get it. There's only so much you can do to a bass of that type...and it doesn't seem like it could take $4300 to do it. They aren't my thing, but I can at least wrap my head around WHY something like a Fodera is priced as it is.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:23 PM
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I always wanted to wire one of those with two '51 single coils next to each other, in series. Although it'd probably be tonally similar to modern split-coil P, I think it would look pretty gnarly.
Itd does look gnarly. Sklar agrees.
http://youtu.be/95Gf9B0Qnyk
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:25 PM
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They lost me at $4300.00
But..but...but...

It's from the Custom Shop!

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