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How are the new American Standard P basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lolmont, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    I went to a store and they had a brand new one for $755 I tested it and it was very very nice but I'd like input from a owner. I currently own a MIJ 94 P bass for a side note.
     
  2. valencia0919

    valencia0919 Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2010
    Brookline, MA
    They are "standard". They are great. You cannot go wrong with MIA P-bass.
    That is a very, very good deal, so even if you don't like it, you will not lose much when you sell it back. Go grab it!
     
  3. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    They are very good. I really like mine. That's a great price if it's an actual American Standard.
     
  4. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    It's a Maple Fret board american standard not the special with the hard case and strap.
     
  5. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    By "new" do you mean this year's models or anything since the major revamp in 2008?

    I have played a 2008 Am Std P since I bought it new in 2008. I have probably played two dozen different P basses over the years, including a few early 60's and early 70's versions. My 2008 is the best playing, best sounding P bass I have ever touched. IMHO, of course. Some day I hope to be able to try a Sadowsky P to compare, but until then I will continue to play 100% of my gigs with my '08 P.
     
  6. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    The standard comes with the SKB hard case, strap, cable, tools and cloth - all the typical "case candy."
     
  7. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    It's the 2012 model with the new bridge.
     
  8. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    Maybe it's a Special and not the Standard? New prices on the Standards are generally around $1250.
     
  9. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    it's 100% the standard the color/fret board color combo isn't available on the special.
     
  10. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    Maybe they've separated the cost of the case and extras. But still, at that price you can't go wrong.
     
  11. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Comes with everything brand new.
     
  12. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Alright guys I'm gonna budge and do it. Sell my MIJ P bass thanks for the input.
     
  13. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon

    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
    For that price I'll bet it's used. They might be telling you it's new, but I can't imagine them selling a brand new Am. St. for that much. Either that or it's been sitting in the store for a long time.
     
  14. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    I found it on Amazon sold by Amazon new so ordered off there for the same price. Right when I finished ordering it the price went to $1269

    [​IMG]
     
  15. SJan3

    SJan3

    Dec 8, 2010
    Yes, Amazon will sometimes offer some unbelievable deals. Good for you and enjoy it!
     
  16. Road Bull

    Road Bull

    Jul 24, 2011
    Seattle, WA.
    Congrats!! And we need to see some pictures when the eagle lands.
     
  17. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Will do this is my first American instrument. I'm excited I have only owned Chinese and Japanese. :hyper:
     
  18. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon

    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
    Congrats. That was a good catch. :)
     
  19. I played one today at L and M the fret ends could have cut my hands. I was not impressed. I will stay with my Mexicans thank you
     
  20. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
    Disclosures:
    Firemelon
    100%? What gig were you playing in your avatar pic? ;)
     



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