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Thanks Fender! '70s P bass necks for the masses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jazznrick, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. jazznrick

    jazznrick Supporting Member

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    A big reason why I bought my Fender Classic Series '70s Precision Bass was because it was the only non custom shop P which had black inlays. Buying this bass was no easy feat, as most of the majors do not carry it. Well now Fender has decided this bass' party piece should be for the masses. http://www.fender.com/store/precisi...le-frets-maple-fingerboard-with-block-inlays/

    I've come to love my bass for reasons other than the inlays, but c'mon Fender! I feel a bit ripped off. My bass gets complements and/or disbelief and interest quite a bit. I wouldn't want a parts bass, but I would of liked a 50s fiesta red body/or charcoal frost body instead. Jerks.
  2. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:

    WOW !

    Fender selling just necks. Is this the only neck Fender is selling as parts?
  3. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh! Supporting Member

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    Damn, I was hoping for a vintage radius, too. Bummer.

    And Mojo-Man, if you click the link, you'll see they're selling all sorts of parts. You can now build a parts bass directly from Fender.
  4. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

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    I wish Fender offered everything for sale individually.
  5. Salamenster

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    The store is only for US costumers :(
  6. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

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    Me either. It's possible they used a stock "70s P bass" neck and the actual one will be bullet. Or someone mucked up the ad copy and it won't be. Either way cool that the parts are available directly now.
  7. headband

    headband Supporting Member

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    I like mine too. One of the fastest P bass necks I've ever played. Feels more like a wide Geddy neck. Don't fret too much, at the price they are asking they aren't exactly giving them away.
  8. 73jbass

    73jbass Gold Supporting Member

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    Be nice to have a rosewood board with pearl blocks and white binding.
  9. electracoyote

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    Well, I'd have to get one in my hot little hands to know, but my gut reaction is, $399.00 seems kind of steep.
  10. jazznrick

    jazznrick Supporting Member

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    Yesssssss! I would race to buy one at Millennium Falcon speed.
  11. sotua

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    A Warmoth neck with the same specs will run you around USD 500, and won't say "Fender" in the headstock, FWIW...
  12. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry but yawn.
  13. electracoyote

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    Yeah you're right, I just did the neck builder at Warmoth web site, it came to $490.00 (+$60.00 for stiffening rods).

    But it's a Warmoth neck made in the USA, not a MIM neck, FWIW. I've had good luck with recent MIM necks though.

    Nice option for the purists. I didn't know blocks on a P Bass would be that popular. (I have a MIJ Precision Special with blocks, it has gotten a couple of snickers). Now a Jazz neck would be another story...
  14. Yango

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    I agree with this statement 100%. This is what I see when I click on your link.


    "We are sorry, our store is available only to U.S. customers."


    I guess that they firmly believe that foreigners should not be allowed to even view their products.

    I suppose it's ok though—the American Jazz Bass Deluxe that I did own, sucked, so I traded it away... Fender lost me as a customer a long time ago.
  15. extreme

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    Hey, you don't want a "parts bass", but your bass looks like one as Fender never did block inlays on P-basses back in the day. You got something you wanted and like, so who cares what else Fender offers? Go play your bass and stop whining.

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