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SOLD 2013 Fender Squier P5 w/Mods & HSC

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by swpyne, Dec 6, 2013.


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  1. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    I bought this bass new about 3 months ago from Sweetwater and I have really been enjoying it. It's an amazing bass for the price. I modded it slightly by replacing the string retainer "bar" with a pair of Hipshot string retainers like I have on my Custom Shop 5 string jazz bass. It's a great playing and sounding bass for the bucks and it only weighs 9 pounds 5 ounces so it won't break your back like some Squier basses.

    The "only" reason that I am listing this for sale is because I have an opportunity to pick up a US made Fender version of the same bass as part of a trade plus cash deal. I need to move this (if I can) to generate the needed cash.

    So I am offering up this brand new bass with hipshot string retainers and a hard shell case for only $380.00 shipped in the CONUS.

    PayPal is fine and I don't need any trade offers for obvious reasons (see my reason for selling above)!

    Photos can be seen here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lijd00honfqsvfz/uYTnUUQLuL
     
  2. bassmanbrad

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    Nice bass. Wondering about neck width/shape, string spacing and action. Any idea how it compares to a Roscoe Beck size wise?
     
  3. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    The neck feels similar to a traditional P neck, just a little wider and maybe a touch thinner from front to back. A little bit more of a modern profile I believe.

    I think the string spacing is 19mm (will verify). I have owned two Roscoe Beck 5 strings and I was never able to get comfortable with them because of their non-traditional neck shape. The neck on the P5 is much more comfortable from my perspective. The action is currently set quite low which is how I typically like it being mostly a finger style player.

    This new generation of Squier basses are a lot nicer than previous years models. They are much lighter and more resonant. If I can't move this one I'll be fine just keeping it.

    Just wanted to see if I could manage to turn it into a little cash so I could jump on a US P5.
     
  4. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

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    That looks as pretty as any $2k+ P5. Bump for a great seller and a great deal!
     
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  6. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Gold Supporting Member

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    I have the Olympic white version of this bass and it is truly excellent. I love it. Didn't do any mods or fretwork plays and sounds excellent with a great B string.

    GLWTS.
     
  7. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the testimonials guys! These basses are indeed a great value.....
     
  8. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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