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‘Unintentional’ NBD

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by staurosjohn, Jan 24, 2021.


  1. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    So- went to GC to pick up a SM57 mic, yesterday, and checked out basses (of course ;))- saw this Player series P- said to wifey: ‘this feels really light... would be comfy for my back’... like I need another P bass :rolleyes: !

    This morning wifey sez: ‘why don’t I buy if for you- for Valentines Day’?!? I ‘accepted’!!!

    Just returned home (needs a setup, etc., badly)...

    Got a few $ off & tried to get a gig bag (or something) thrown in... my guy check in the back & returns with a Fender (C&G) hard case... It is for a Jazz & I only use gig bags... but I took it- will sell (or donate) at some point :thumbsup:

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  2. Texican

    Texican

    Aug 9, 2018
    Nice score! The burst looks classy with no signs of “clown burst” to it. Any plans for tort? :D
     
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  3. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    I live in a condo... outta wall hangers :jawdrop: gonna hafta find another spot somewhere... :whistle:

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  4. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Thx- I’m just super-excited bout the weight!! all my basses go thru ‘rigorous’ mods... will be working on that in the coming weeks (hours :laugh:). My Sonic Blue restore/refin may get parted-out... could ‘pinch’ the Tort from it?!? hmmm :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Texican

    Texican

    Aug 9, 2018
    BTW, I’d be interested buying the case for my Jazz Bass if shipping wasn’t ridiculous.
     
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  6. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Super nice weight! WOW! You know that you can probably "flip" it and turn a profit. A premium weight worth some money!
     
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  7. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Little bit-o-monkey fat on the board & a set of EB Cobalt flats going on forthwith! :bassist:
     
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :wideyed:

    great move to accept her generosity! :laugh:

    wow, that's a nice looking ax! beautiful! i get the 'tort appreciation' but that ax doesn't need anything to say "i'm a player." congratulations on your lucky accident, your thoughtful wife, and of course: your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Thx!! hehe- me thinks it would be quite ‘un-husbandly’ to say ‘no’... right! :)

    a few (quick) mods... tort guard, SD QP pup & Amer Dlx bridge (has the 3 slots, for width adj) which I put on all my basses :thumbsup:

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  10. steveinohio

    steveinohio

    May 27, 2007
    Outstanding! Congratulations! Lightweight is where it's at.
     
  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    absolutely! ;)
     
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  12. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That’s true love.
     
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  13. rockdoc11

    rockdoc11

    Sep 2, 2000
    Nice! (Does that fretboard need a bit of lemon oil?)
     
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  14. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Yup- just applied some... it is Pau Ferro- which tends to be a lighter shade :cool: Just got EB Cobalt flats installed and action & intonation set...

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  15. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Here it is next to my American Special (Rosewood board) ;)

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  16. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Bitchin!!!
     
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  17. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    Don't you hate when that happens? Last year I went into a local guitar store to get a XLR cable, came home with the cable and a 5 string bass.
     
  18. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Nice bass, nicer wife! :thumbsup:

    Neck staying stock? :woot:
     
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  19. N4860

    N4860

    Mar 28, 2017
    Kitchener
    Nice, I just bought a bass a couple of weeks ago and was very pleasantly surprised when it arrived to find that it weighs in at about 6.8 lbs.
     
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  20. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Nice bass. Every Fender case I've seen fits both J's and Ps.

    Make sure you get her something nice.
     
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