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NBD - Hot Rodded Precision Bass (Pics!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bobalu, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. bobalu


    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    This 1999 Hot Rodded P-Bass came into my local shop as a trade-in and I couldn't pass it up after plugging it in and playing it. It wasn't played much, in excellent condition (no fret wear at all) and was obviously stored in the case. I changed the tort guard to a white parchment that I had and just like the look better. It sounds wonderful and the neck is great. I had always wanted a PJ pup bass.

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  2. davedblyoo

    davedblyoo "All the mayhem and none of the sticky mess." Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2012
    Augusta, GA
  3. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    But you DO know that the rules of this forum state that it has to be tort... And don't forget the flats. :D

    Nice score, enjoy! :bassist:
  4. Wallace320


    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    stringthru bridge is a plus: it can hold a fullstep downtunin', if need be

    what about a detuner on the 4th string?

    great bass btw
    many congrats

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  6. rowyco


    Sep 24, 2004
    Traverse City, MI
    Great looking bass! I have one too and absolutely love it.
  7. bobalu


    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    Thanks all. Not much love for this model it seems though. I think it was only in Fenders line up for maybe 3 years or so(?). I find the pup match up is fine and the tone is great. I admit that to me the 3 tone sunburst is a bit vanilla ice cream (I've had several SB's over the years, not my real favorite, but with a nice wood grain underneath, it can be stunning). Maybe I'll put the tort PG back on.

    rowyco, did you put flats on yours? Tort pg, or did you change it?
  8. BigDanT

    BigDanT Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    Nice bass! You didn't happen to pick this up in Ft. Wayne, IN? It looks really similar to one I almost pulled the trigger on but when I went back to buy it, it was sold.
  9. bobalu


    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    Hey BigDan,

    No, I'm in Canada and the original owner is local. (seems to confirm my vanilla ice cream comment, eh? They all look alike! ;))

    Heck, maybe I should paint it??!! :p Sand it to natural? :eek: Not with a rosewood FB though.
  10. BigDanT

    BigDanT Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    I think the 3tsb is still a pretty classic look. Though I do prefer a tort or black guard on it. I also know there's a mixed bag of opinions here about the hot rodded configuration but the ones I've heard get a solid unique tone. I'm a fan!! I would have snatched that one in FT Wayne but day late dollar short.

    Enjoy it!!
  11. rowyco


    Sep 24, 2004
    Traverse City, MI
    These don't get the best reviews on TB but I've always enjoyed mine. I haven't tried flats on mine but I've thought about it. I might be changing the tort pickguard to change up the look of it.

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