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2012 American Special P Bass (HoneyBurst)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Buster Brown, Oct 25, 2012.


  1. Buster Brown

    Buster Brown

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    So, I am walking through a store yesterday in Kentucky, like I tend to do to "de-compress" and there, hanging way up on the wall is a brand new 2012 American Special Precision in honey burst! Hadn't seen 'em before.....

    It now belongs to me!

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    Sorry about the crappy pics - My cell phone did the best it can do...


    I have to have it mailed home - Good thing actually....It will give me a little time to tell my Wife......:scowl:

    Oh well....early Christmas present to myself, I guess! :hyper:
     
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  2. thedudebrah

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    Sharp! Throw a tort guard on it :)
     
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  3. awilkie84

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    I'd say black guard & flats!
     
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  4. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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    Wow that's nice! The finish looks aged. I dig it...good job :)
     
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  6. Buster Brown

    Buster Brown

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    Thanks! The store dude says it is ash, but honestly, with the hand-rubbed finish, it's a little difficult to tell ( as far as I know, earlier models are alder) but it makes no difference to me, actually.

    I wandered over to the GC site and, unfortunately, they are still too new to have a description listed, but after playing it for 5 minutes, I was sold. I love the fit and especially the finish and look. I was torn a while back when Fender came out with the hand-rubbed mahogany finishes but after buying this - I'm glad I waited.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. Buster Brown

    Buster Brown

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    Haven't decided if I'm goona change the guard yet - but Oh Yes! Flats WILL be installed!! :)
     
  8. 6pack Jon

    6pack Jon

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    Congrats! Been trying to get to the store to try one out. Gf keeps bass blocking.
     
  9. bassist4dalord

    bassist4dalord

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    WOW :eek: That is gorgeous! Congrats. I wish I could walk in to GC and walk out with a bass on a whim.. Color me jealous!
     
  10. lavmonga

    lavmonga Supporting Member

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    Great looking bass! The necks on those Specials are great!
     
  11. sixesandsevens

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    I played one of those around here too. It was nice and light and rang like a bell.

    Congrats!
     
  12. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    WOW... Drop dead wow...
     
  13. tinman 1967

    tinman 1967 Supporting Member

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    Nice. I went into guitar center over the weekend for some speak on connectors, and the store clerk was noodling on that very same bass. I commented on how nice it was, so he handed it to me where I fiddled a bit with it. It really is a beauty!
    He told me he was planning on purchasing it in a few days if it was still for sale.
    The finish is really great. Super light, and as others have said, the neck feels great . I have researched the honey finish and have come up with nothing. Now I know that at least 2 exist:smug:
     
  14. portlandguy

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  15. bobbybass85

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    That might be the first time I've liked a plain white PG EVER!
     
  16. Mike M.

    Mike M.

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    Whoa! That is nice! I also think it looks perfect as is.

    I never played a P Special but I did try out a J Special last weekend that was a very good player. Very punchy sound as well.

    Enjoy!!
     
  17. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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    Same here. It's a beauty on that finish. I hope they're still making it next year some time. I may get me one.
     
  18. christle

    christle Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass. I love my American Special Precision and I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.
     
  19. Pet Sounds

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    I saw one of those at my local GC. Beautiful bass, but I couldn't really evaluate it because the setup was so awful.
     
  20. bonga_rascal

    bonga_rascal

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    I got a precision some time back and I absolutely love every freaking P-bass that I see. Yours looks great man! Very unique colour scheme you got going there. Have fun with here.

    P.S - Which flats are you gonna be installing?
     
  21. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    So is this a forgiveness bass or a permission bass? Or worse, a revenge bass? Anyway, it looks great! Congratulations, I hope.
     

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