How are the new American Standard P basses?

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  1. lolmont

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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    They are very good. I really like mine. That's a great price if it's an actual American Standard.
     
  4. lolmont

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    It's a Maple Fret board american standard not the special with the hard case and strap.
     
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    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

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    The standard comes with the SKB hard case, strap, cable, tools and cloth - all the typical "case candy."
     
  8. lolmont

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    It's the 2012 model with the new bridge.
     
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    Maybe it's a Special and not the Standard? New prices on the Standards are generally around $1250.
     
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    it's 100% the standard the color/fret board color combo isn't available on the special.
     
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    Maybe they've separated the cost of the case and extras. But still, at that price you can't go wrong.
     
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    Comes with everything brand new.
     
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    Alright guys I'm gonna budge and do it. Sell my MIJ P bass thanks for the input.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    Yes, Amazon will sometimes offer some unbelievable deals. Good for you and enjoy it!
     
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    Congrats!! And we need to see some pictures when the eagle lands.
     
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    Will do this is my first American instrument. I'm excited I have only owned Chinese and Japanese. :hyper:
     
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    Congrats. That was a good catch. :)
     
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    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
     
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    100%? What gig were you playing in your avatar pic? ;)
     

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