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NBD: Black n' Maple Am Spec Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gorn Captain, Mar 3, 2014.


  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    2011 American special. Apparently the tuners are from a 70's Fender? Can anyone confirm? They work perfectly so I have no complaints. Nice and punchy or warm and clean. I think these are the original fender nickels that came on the bass as they sound pretty dead, but not in a bad way.
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  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  3. Guinness20

    Guinness20

    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    how liking the special?
     
  4. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    It's awesome. It's set up perfectly and I can't find a flaw on it. Pretty light too. I don't really have a scale but I bet it weighs about 8 pounds. I've only played it for about 10 minutes but I'm taking it to a rehearsal tonight so I'll see how it sounds out of one of those giant ampegs.
     
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  6. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    Dude! That action is super low!

    Yeah... definitely not the tuners that came with it. Hard to tell how old they are, but they sure have a nice patina on them. For sure an upgrade from the '11 stock ones.
     
  7. elBandito

    elBandito

    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    They're gotoh tuners.
    GB-29LN
     
  8. Guinness20

    Guinness20

    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Awesome dude! Some people round here aren't massive on the am. spec., but I think it's a cracking bass!
     
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Very nice bass I love maple necks congrats and this has to be your sixth NBD this month what's going on? I want you to slow down somebody needs to be the voice of reason here :)
     
  10. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    Ya I know. It's getting out of hand. I'm selling the sg though. I fall in and out of love fast.
     
  11. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    Great looking bass, congrats! Tuner upgrade along with a quartersawn neck. Awseome..
     
  12. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    I just noticed last night at rehearsal that the neckplate says 60th anniversary. Does this add to the value at all? Is there anything special about the 2011 that the 2010 didn't have?