NBD! My very first NBD as a member of Talkbass too

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  1. JCheung

    JCheung Supporting Member

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    So after approx. a year of GASsing hard for a P Bass (and some J basses too) I have finally gotten two milestones in bass buying to score an ultimate bass for me. From a local TBer bassman_al I got my very first Precision bass, first American made bass, and first passive bass. A 2003 Fender American Standard Precision Bass with the S-1 switch.

    It sounds great, exactly how you'd expect a P bass to properly sound, especially with my new favorite type of strings (bright flats).

    The neck and weight is pretty much perfect to my touch and the finish is great (I can't wait to wear it down from years and years of playing).

    This thing is a thumper with that classic P sound that one can feel rather than just hear.

    I know I know, no pics no bass...Well here's a quick cell picture for now, I'll take proper photos when I have the time and better light.
     

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  2. armybass

    armybass Roscoe Bass Gold Supporting Member

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    congrats! now start looking for the next one :smug:
     
  3. sloppy_phil

    sloppy_phil Supporting Member

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    enjoy it! there will always be need of a P-bass in the life of a bass player, so have fun on your new journey with it
     
  4. JCheung

    JCheung Supporting Member

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    hah, I wish but as luck would have it, bills have to be paid and money is needed elsewhere. Sold off my main bass for this one.
     
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  6. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

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    For sure! Nooooooiiiiiiiiiiiisssse! :bassist:

    fnord!
     
  7. JCheung

    JCheung Supporting Member

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    For sure, from that first note I became cash poor bass rich
     
  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    Congratulations! Play the heck out of it!!!
     
  9. Basshappi

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    Looks good, congrats!
     
  10. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

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    there is no other rich
    to the woodshed to justify yourself
    f!
     
  11. HockeyDawg

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    Pretty. Congratulations. It's so black. How much more black could it be and the answer is none, none more black.
     
  12. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    exactly what does this entail?
     
  13. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

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    Congratulation, she's a beauty! If you have a backup your set for life (unless you ever need a P5 :))
     
  14. JCheung

    JCheung Supporting Member

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    Thanks, shame the only 5 stringer neck I've ever liked was that of a MM stingray classic 5
     
  15. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    Nice bass. Congrats.

    Now, what's next? :D
     
  16. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

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    Well at least the necks would be the same width ;)

    Me, I like 'em wide
     
  17. zontar

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    Cool, enjoy the bass.

    I joined just after a NBD, my first in many, many years.
     
  18. fnordlyone

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    I love the neck on my Johnson by AXL JJ-850; lends itself to low action and lots of passion. Passive EMGs stock and I have the tobacco burst--- but here's an ebay for a "new" black one.
    They quit making the "Johnson by AXL" labeled models in 1993, according to personal email with AXL (older better wood).

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOHNSON-JJ-850-LONG-HORN-5-STRING-BASS-GUITAR-BLACK-NEW-/221159576571

    I got mine for $160 a year ago in a pawn shop, but I realize now what a steal...
    Great natural tone. Will need a set up. May need some sheilding/grounding. The tuners definitely aren't high quality, but keep it in tune. Nice Solid Bridge; replace the nut. Add Roto 77's. Pretend you are JPJ. Rinse; Repeat.
    It was my starter, so I'm partialÂ… but it is a wildly comfortable playing bass, sitting or standing (light/balanced). :bassist:

    fnord!
     
  19. JCheung

    JCheung Supporting Member

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    hopefully just a new amp and DI to record. But I'm an amateur with expensive gear now lol.
     
  20. JCheung

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    Pics taken in better light
     

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  21. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

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    I can see why you are excited! Nice score!
     

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