New 2014 Custom Shop P-Basses

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  1. Sleeq

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  2. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola Supporting Member

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    i am diggin that relic!:bassist:
     
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    Meh. They don't do anything for me.
     
  4. adez23

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    I usually don't like artificial relic marks, but that relic is beautiful.
     
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    THIS Is a thing of astounding beauty, IMO!!!

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    The white-on-white is pretty sharp.
     
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    I'm digging the new bridge.
     
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    Ditto to the white on white. When I saw that on the Fender site a couple days ago I was really diggin on it until I noticed the price and realized it's out of range for me.

    Now, I'm a Fender fan till I die and they've got a pile of my money; but does the Proto look like a slightly dolled up Cabronita P to anyone else?
     
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    The '64 is cool but I already have a real one. The "proto" is interesting, looking like the Fender Cabronita with the new bridge and a different (51 style) pick guard. Wonder how it sounds.
     
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    +1-was going to say something negative until I saw it in White!!!! Beautiful
     
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    Yeah the white is pretty. I dig it.
     
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    Looks like the price for the Proto is $3,440.
     
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    If I could I would!
     
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    Tax refund...? My wife got a hot tub last year...
     
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    Yes, the white/white got my attention too! I also dig the burst proto.

    My favorite is definitely the heavy relic. I sold my "authentic" relics when I switched to five string in Y2K, but even though they had "genuine" wear they were finished in poly, and did not look nearly as cool as most "fake" relics done on nitro. My next bass purchase will be a heavily-relic'd 5 string P-bass with nitro finish.
     
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    I've always loved the look of the early 50s P-bass. The proto Precision definitely looks like the original.
     
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    The guys at Fender are smart. They know that people born in 64 are turning 50 this year so they issue a limited custom shop relic'ed 64 bass at a price point just under $4K.
    Next year we will probably see something special from the 65 vintage!

    I like the instrument and it's vintage vibe, it's just quite expensive for (arguably) what it is. The vintage reissue series delivers more value IMHO.
     
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    That is pretty cool looking! The pickup looks closer to the bridge than on the Cabronita basses, so I imagine the bass is a bit brighter as a result?
     
  21. DanGouge

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    What everyone else says: the white-on-white kills!
     

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