NBD Fender American Special p-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by magyk8ball, Jan 13, 2013.


  1. magyk8ball

    magyk8ball

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    I decided to get the american special Precision bass while it was on sale at GC. Seems like a great deal for this bass, leaps above performance from the mim stuff, not leaps above in price. Really digging this thing so far.
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    Should fill a niche i dont have with my other basses, and it looks good sitting next to them
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  2. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    I played one at GC....much better then MIM stuff....great for people who like light basses. I dont like light basses so I passed on it....but super light for people who like that!
  3. Pet Sounds

    Pet Sounds

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    I had all I could do to not buy one of these on sale a couple months ago. I don't need one, but they're definitely nice basses. Congrats!
  4. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

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    I saw one for $699 a while back and it was hard to pass it up. The look, sound and feel is a killer combo on these.
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  6. Mikio

    Mikio

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    Nice looking bass!, congrats!
  7. Megas3300

    Megas3300

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    Do like the price, kind of having a hard time falling in love with that finish.
  8. faulknersj

    faulknersj Gold Supporting Member

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    That is a sweet classic workhorse!!
  9. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    Yes, and yes. Congrats!
  10. REMBO

    REMBO Supporting Member

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    congrats!! a great bass! future classic! i love it!!!!
  11. Arial Bender

    Arial Bender

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    I put a down payment on a used Sunburst 2010 With rose board @ GC last week $ 499.00 saw it and couldn't get it out of my head.
  12. magyk8ball

    magyk8ball

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    These things are really light. You are correct. This is the lightest bass i have, its definitely different.
  13. tinman 1967

    tinman 1967 Supporting Member

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    Very light. Play awsome! At least the one I messed around with at GC in Syracuse NY. Trying to pry it from one of the associates paws was not an easy task. He kept telling me that if it was still there in a few days, he was buying it.:eek:

    I wonder if they will be available until the end of Jan. at this price? I may have to get myself a birthday present......:ninja:
  14. jeffwo

    jeffwo

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    Beautiful! Good deal.
  15. Megas3300

    Megas3300

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    I played one, and will again this weekend if GC doesn't sell it, but how durable does the finish seem? It reminds me of my first bass (stripped basswood body), so I'm squeamish about the soft feeling finish. Does it feel as if it'd ding easily? or is it fairly scratch resistant?
  16. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    Beautiful bass. Not a big fan of sunburst finishes but I am really liking that one. Its subtle and classy. Great score!
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Congrats! Love them Precision basses.
  18. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

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    They say that about everything.
  19. Megas3300

    Megas3300

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    I just got my GC to order one for me for $633 after tax!

    They are giving these away, but they're great MIA basses,
  20. exidor

    exidor

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    I picked one up last weak,I plan on playing it for years.
    great choice!

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