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FENDER P BASS - BLACK & MAPLE - "THE HYBRID"

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ynot12, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. ynot12

    ynot12 Supporting Member

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    Here's the story of the bass I've been calling "The Hybrid." :cool:

    Earlier this year, I bought a brand new balck and maple 2011 Fender P Bass Deluxe. I loved that bass but the active pups made a lot of noise in my basement with the lights. Then a major GAS attack hit and I sold it. And then I regretted it. You know how it goes!

    Then I tried to scratch the P Bass itch without spending a ton. First I bought a really nice 2011 MIM Fender with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders. The bass sounded great but the neck wasn't quite as nice at the MIA one.

    So, one night waaaaayyy past my bed time, while laying in bed with my iPad I executed my master plan to replace my beloved MIA black and maple P. First, I bought a brand new 2012 Fender American Standard neck - the one I'd been missing so badly. Then, I bought brand new Fender Tuners and a brand new Babicz Bridge. A few days later it all arrived and I built "The Hybrid."

    This bass is simply awesome. It weighs only 8.5 lbs on the bathroom scale. Sounds incredible. And the looks.... It looks like a Black and Maple P Bass - enough said!

    I have honestly only played it for about 2-3 hours and most of that time it had flats on it, so it's frets are like new. The action can be set incredibly low and the fine tuning your can do with the Babicz is a treat to work with. This bridge really is a great design and it does add to the sustain and it's so comfortable for resting your hand while using a pick. I love it.

    I finally just admitted to myself that I have too many basses for a guy who just plays in my basement and my Spectors are my go-to's. So, I really enjoyed building the dream P, but I have to let her go to pay some bills.

    In summary, you will get the following:

    • 2011 Fender MIM P Bass body. No dings, some very light marks from cleaning. Pickguard shows typical wear for a year old bass.
    • 2012 Fender American Standard P Bass neck - Like new. (all purchased from Stratosphere)
    • Fender Tuners - The correct MIA version - like new.
    • Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Basslines pickups
    • Babicz Bridge - like new
    • Fender Gig Bag - like new - still has tags on it
    • Fender Padded strap - like new
    • Schaller Strap locks - like new
    • Sadowsky Black Label stainless strings - new - only 10 minutes of play on them (for real).

    $650 shipped.

    CONUS and PayPal only. No trades please, unless you have the right Warwick or Spector.

    This is a sweet bass and I would love to see someone here buy it and rock the $h*t out of it! :bassist::D

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  2. Philonius

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    Classy looking bass bump. Does it come with the Labradoodle?
  3. ynot12

    ynot12 Supporting Member

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    LOL. You recognized my Labradoodle! She finds her way into all my pictures. Great dogs! And thanks for the bump! :D
  4. Joe Milstein

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    As we say in the hood "GawJuss". Wow. Spectacular looking bass. Awesome deal. Super TBer. Shazam!!!
  5. ynot12

    ynot12 Supporting Member

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    Thanks Joey! Your work was actually a one of my inspirations for this bass.
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    If you've never experienced a Babicz bridge they are amazing. All my Fenders have them, sustain forever. A pleasure to set up with and it stays that way for a long time. Nice looking bass......:hyper:
  7. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Gold Supporting Member

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    You have great taste, Tony!

    (In Bass Guitars and Canines :p - Nice puppy - good touch for the sale:smug:)
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    One thing you missed.....your bass has the "collectable" 2011 60th Anniversary Precision Bass neck plate! :D Those go for $35 to $50 all by themselves on eBay!

    Roger
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    Sent you a PM!
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    I . Want. That. Neck.

    GLWTS....
  11. ynot12

    ynot12 Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    The Babicz is a brilliant design - everyone playing a P Bass should give one a try! And yes, the neck a awesome.

    PM replied.
  12. Jamarvic

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    Bump for black n maple combo.. my favorite by far!
    Being broke sux :spit:
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    I bought a lakland from this dude a few months ago. It is awesome and I kinda feel like I should've given him some more chedda when I got the thing and realized how amazing it is...too bad I am broke. Anyway, buy with confidence!
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    Thanks for the kind words, Phil. That Lakland was awesome, too!
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    Good God. That's a dream P-bass right there in both quality and ESPECIALLY price.

    Tony is a fantastic guy to do business with: dependable, honest, excellent communication, flexible, and just a super nice guy to work with.

    If you've been waiting for a USA "super P" to come around, your dream (and your wallet's) just came came true.
  16. ynot12

    ynot12 Supporting Member

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    Thanks Steve. This is a ridiculously nice bass for the money.

    I spent several hours at Chicago Music Exchange several weeks ago and played at least 8 different MIA P Basses from all different years and if it were a blind test, this one would win, no doubt. Then, taking off the blinds, it would probably still win because it looks awesome, too. :bassist:
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    I wish I had money. This bass gave me GAS. Alas, I like being married, but if I didn't. . .
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    Please excuse my ignorance: What's the difference between the stock MIM neck and the 2012 Fender American Standard neck?
    Thanks.
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    ynot12 Supporting Member

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    Interest is heating up and a possible deal in the works.
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    If this was only a 5 Bump!

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