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2 questions about an old PBass model (Fender Historians Wanted)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mola Ram, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Mola Ram

    Mola Ram

    Jan 18, 2010
    Chicago
    So, I was thinking back to the first bass I ever had. It was a Fender PBass that had a passive P/J pickup configuration that dad bought for me when I was 15 years old (so probably 1995-96). It was a GREAT bass for learning and. And while I did move on to MANY different basses after that (I went through a phase where I thought active/neck-thru, 35 scales were the only way to go) I have found myself in love with a Yamaha BB1025X. Passive, P/J, just as a 5 string.

    My questions have to do with that original bass. It had two things that seem to be very different from other 4 string Pbasses I've seen and I was hoping someone could tell me about them.

    1. The headstock: While it had the classic shape of a Fender it seemed "narrow". It's the only way I can describe it. I've yet to see another Fender headstock like it.

    2. The cutaway on the lower horn. It was deeper than almost all fender Pbasses I see these days. I actually prefer the look of that deeper cutaway and I'm curious as to why it's not used more.

    Now that I think of it I think another weird thing was the pick guard was not the standard Pbass one. I believe it was actually the kind you'd find on a 51 PBass.

    I hope all that made sense. Does anyone have any insight on to what model this was?

    Thanks!
     
  2. msb

    msb

    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Might have been a Cowpoke . I think they were actually called Precision Specials but they were often referred to as Cowpoke basses .
     
  3. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
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    did it look like this?
     
  4. Mola Ram

    Mola Ram

    Jan 18, 2010
    Chicago
    Wow, you guys are good!

    Yep, that's it except mine was black. Thanks! Does anyone know anything else about this model?
     
  5. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
  6. Was about to say it was probably a cowpoke. Nice basses.
     
  7. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
  8. Mola Ram

    Mola Ram

    Jan 18, 2010
    Chicago
    Thanks again! Much appreciated. Time for me to get reading.
     
  9. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Cowpokes are inexpensive. You can pick a nice example up for around $400
     



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