Fender 2014 Proto Precision

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  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Anyone else look on Fender's site for less expensive bass mod ideas? I'm thinking: Oly white Squier cabronita.
  3. SasquatchDude

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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.
  4. russpurdy

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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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  6. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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    mmmmmmm....yes please
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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  8. chuck norriss

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    THe Proto looks great in 3TS too.
  9. awilkie84

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    Looks like a Cabronita with a Rick bridge & 51 PG.
  10. Guinness20

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    Not sold on looks, but sounds decent -
  11. Chef

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    Aye.
    Easy enough to mod a Cabronita.

  12. SirMjac28

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    They lost me at $4300.00
  13. SasquatchDude

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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.
  14. lz4005

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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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    It doesn't have to be facepalm, or irony.
    It can be that they used good, original Leo methodology to get proper placement.
  16. UK Philip

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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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    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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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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  18. UK Philip

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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.
  19. inthevelvet

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    +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.
  20. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Itd does look gnarly. Sklar agrees.
    http://youtu.be/95Gf9B0Qnyk
  21. ShoeManiac

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    But..but...but...

    It's from the Custom Shop!

    :bag:

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