NBD: How sweet it is to be loved by you!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Avezzano, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Well, after having desired it for soooo long, here it is! Directly from China, Anderton's (UK) to home (Italy):





    Fit and finish are perfect. Setup was excellent (medium action, slight relief) right out of the box, despite the long trip. Heavy as hell: 4,5 kg!!! Versatile and lots of aggressive tones: that's definitely a rocker. Love this bass!!! Fretjob is quite perfect.

    Beautiful body color (aged cherryburst) and neck painted in a breath taking aged vintage amber.

    As you can imagine, pics don't do justice: the external edge is much darker than it seems on these hurry photos and the wood grain is really to die for!!

    What I don't like? I would have liked much better 1) the lollipop tuners, 2) the black face headstock and 3) the original design bridge. But this is just nitpicking: the bass is really marvelous "in flesh" as it is anyway, with good rest of all the naysayers!!!

  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Very nice congrats.
  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Very nice.

    I get the impression you like hollowbody basses.
  4. I have quite the suspect you might be right, sir!!! :)
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  6. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    That's really... really nice congrats tp you!
  7. yes, man: you can't imagine how happy I am! I could never dream enough about Fender re-editing this bass, but in the end it seems they are starting paying attention to the player's inputs and try to be a bit more aggressive on the market than ever, lately...

  8. "1 th": action at first string (frets 1 and 12); "6 th": action at sixt string (frets 1 and 12). Now that you make me note that, I think I must just return this to Anderton's, since missing not just one but two (!) strings!!!
  9. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    Very nice. Retro coolness! Congrats.
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    wöw,... very cool:cool:!!!
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

    That is a beautiful instrument. Congratulations!
  12. ejaggers


    Aug 18, 2009
    Ft Worth, tx

    I hope you enjoy yours as much as I've enjoyed mine for so many years. I want to add my items to your, "What I don't like" list, which is also nitpicking because your bass is beautiful.

    1) The "F" on the tailpiece should be white.
    2) The PG originally only came on guitars, and looks weird to me on the bass.

  13. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Wow a semi-hollow body bass that is too heavy? Surprising
  14. The "f" actually is cut, so that you can see the chrome below. Pickguard; I don't mind. But yes: they could just provide it apart, then if you want you will install it...
  15. It is not hollow: inside it has a beefy wood chunk. Actually it is a solid body with chambers beside. While the original was hollow. Btw: 10 lbs on bathroom scale!
  16. That's a great looking bass! I've always been intrigued by these.
  17. yep! And it plays really good too; that doesn't hurt! :). Excellent care for the details, playability and versatility with the comfy short scale. A real old school Fender with 21 frets instead than 20!!!

    Don't just be intrigued: buy one until they sell'em! You never know with Fender! Just think of the Roscoe Beck!
  18. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Yikes! :eek:
  19. Congrats on a new cool looking bass!

    10 lbs is as much a GAS killer as my empty wallet. It IS cool though! Congrats again.