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FS Nicest Deluxe P Bass Special Ever

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by FilCo, Dec 2, 2013.


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  1. FilCo

    FilCo Supporting Member

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    Hey everyone. This is my seriously upgraded Fender Deluxe P Bass Special. It is in excellent condition, no issues. This bass has a ton of upgrades. First, the rear pickup location was professionally modified to take a dual position pickup instead of the single jazz style that comes stock on these. Next, both pickups were upgraded to EMG's, with the matching EMG preamp installed as well. It has a BadAss II bridge, vintage style tuners, and a Hipshot detuner.

    This bass is a slayer. It is very nearly as good as my American Deluxe that I sold just a short time ago for $1300. This bass has a lot of cash wrapped up in it. Brand new, they are $700. The BadAss is about $100. The pickups are about $100 each, and the preamp is another $100, and the custom routing/install was $100. The tuners were about $100, and the detuner is about $100. This is almost like owning a Harley Davidson. The total investment in this bass is around $1400.

    I believe this color is Lake Placid Blue, with a beautiful rosewood board. It is about average weight, somewhere in the 8+ pound range. It looks great, plays and sounds great as well, and is pretty much one of a kind. Definitely one of my favorite basses that I have ever owned.

    $599 [DEL]plus[/DEL] FREE shipping. Includes a hard shell case in average condition. Please PM me with any questions. Thanks!

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  2. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass

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    Wow!! Awesome job upgrading! Could you get an accurate weight pls?
  3. FilCo

    FilCo Supporting Member

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    My scale puts it at 8.6 pounds. Thanks!
  4. iownit4

    iownit4

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    Wow!!!!! Nice
  5. Laurie Bass

    Laurie Bass Supporting Member

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    WOW nice bass! I assume that the width of the nut IS 1.5 inches..

    Would you please specify the controls.. (V/V/Bass/Treble?)
  6. FilCo

    FilCo Supporting Member

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    It is 1.5 at the nut. Controls are volume, active balance (blend, with center detent), bass (boost/cut), and treble (boost cut). Thanks for the questions!
  7. THORRR

    THORRR Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    This bass has got to be a tone monster!

    I have a similar setup on a Fender Jazz and those pups
    along with matching preamp are fabulous.

    Your price is a bargain for this baby. Super Deal!

    GLWTS

    :bassist:
  8. Designerd

    Designerd Supporting Member

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  9. Yango

    Yango

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    I suppose my question is, why are you selling it if you've put so much work and money into getting it to be the best bass ever? (Not to mention that it's one of your favs...)

    I think I'd probably keep it, if what you say is true.
  10. FilCo

    FilCo Supporting Member

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    Good question. I'm broke.
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    I'd love to hear how that thing sounds.
  12. Laurie Bass

    Laurie Bass Supporting Member

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    That is probably why it has not sold yet...everyone's broke.:rollno:
  13. FilCo

    FilCo Supporting Member

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    This would make an awesome present to yourself this year.
  14. FilCo

    FilCo Supporting Member

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    Now with free shipping!
  15. Illini10

    Illini10

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    "Can't believe you're selling this and no one is buying it" bump. Sweet bass!
  16. uptowndirt

    uptowndirt Supporting Member

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    do you have the origanal e-tuner ?
  17. FilCo

    FilCo Supporting Member

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    Sorry, I don't.
  18. FilCo

    FilCo Supporting Member

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    Bump. Make an offer if you are interested.
  19. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    Free bump. I dig this bass. Very nice man! I'm especially loving the look of the Emg's. You have my vote for Custom(ized) bass of the year. This should have sold in the first 5 minutes at that price.
  20. christw

    christw Get low!

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    +1 ^ That's way too cool to still be for sale. Too bad I'm broke too!

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