NBD! VM tele bass!

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  1. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    It followed me home, honest!
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  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Very cool. Congrats. I love that style of P-Bass.
  3. Thrash3r

    Thrash3r

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    I've always liked the Tele's, just wish they did these in 34"
  4. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    Thanks.

    Yes the style has been growing on me :cool:

    The scale hasn't bothered me though.
    Dont care for 30.5" scale but the 32 seems ok.
    Lots of mid umph tho!
    :bassist:
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  6. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

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    But it's not a P-bass. It's a Telecaster bass with a Tele guitar style body.
  7. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    Yes but I will love it and squeeze it and call it... something other than George
  8. Nobody

    Nobody

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    True but P basses don't get talked about much around here so the confusion is understandable.
  9. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    I really want one of these. The neck is very chunky right?
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats I love that body style.
  11. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    A tad, which I like.
    Measures 1 11/16" at the nut with a more vintage C, looks like constant radius on the back of neck. Fender says 9.5 radius on the fretboard. Plays real smooth
  12. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

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    I have always loved this body style, and wonder why Fender has not pursued it with more options? If I ever get a CUSTOM bass built, it will be a true "Telecaster" body, with an ASH body in natural (or "butterscotch" tint in the clear), with tinted neck and maple board.

    Now the tricky part is that I want a true "Telecaster" bridge, with a diagonally-mounted BASS pickup. AFAIK, NO ONE builds a bridge like this. The only custom basses I've seen that are even close, use a traditional bridge, then put a chrome plate with a diagonal cutout farther up with the pickup inside. WHY has no one yet duplicated the original Fender Telecaster bridge, but with a four-string BASS application? I have to believe that I am not the only one who would be interested in the bridge alone (to build my own custom) OR a custom bass using such a bridge.

    Sorry to vent and hijack your thread. Congrats on your new bass! I may very well end up getting one to ease my "Telecaster Bass GAS" for awhile!
  13. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael

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    One of the very few single-cutaway basses that has pleasing lines.... :bag:
  14. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

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    very cool. the special with the mudbucker/jazz is on my short list...
  15. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    Played one of those, but unfortunately it needed a neck shim done to be playable. This one has awesome tone though

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