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SOLD 2008 Fender Aerodyne Classic P-Bass Special (P/J) w/ Upgrades !!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by csaw49, May 16, 2018.


  1. csaw49

    csaw49 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Pacifica, CA
    Price:
    1250.00
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    California
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    I'm listing my MIJ 2008 Fender Aerodyne P-Bass Special (P/J), (SN # SS005898) w/ several upgrades that have been professionally installed :

    Upgrades include :

    Nordstrand NPJ4SV 4 String P/J Size Split Coil Pick Ups
    Hipshot A Style 4 String Bass Bridge Brass, Chrome, Retrofit 5 Hole Fender
    HipShot D Extender
    Custom Pickguard (Maroon Tortoiseshell)
    Dunlop StrapLocks - Gold

    I also gave her the Carl Pedigo treatment to the neck, as well as a pro set up, so she is playing fast and smooth. Although this bass is passive, it has a strong presence and punch as you would expect from the Nordstrand pickup upgrade.

    Aside from the amazing curly maple top, the finish is flawless, and I was unable to find any dings, belt swirls or finish issues. Easy 9.5 condition. As this was never my main bass (a Stingray5), she has lived her life in a case and had less than 4 hours playing time from me.

    I also will include :

    Original hard case (in good shape, a few minor scuffs on exterior)
    All original parts (pickups, pickguard, bridge, E tuning key, and strap holders)

    Weight is 7.5 lb. as per pics.

    Official Specs :

    Fender Aerodyne Classic Precision Bass Special Features:
    • Transparent Amber
    • Polyurethane Finish
    • Body: Basswood (Unique Radius) with Flame Maple Top
    • Neck: Maple, "C" Shape, (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood (Stained), 7.25" Radius
    • No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
    • Pickups: 1 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass® Pickup (Mid), 1 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickup (Bridge)
    • Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
    • Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
    • Machine Heads: Standard
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Pickguard: 3-Ply White
    • Scale Length: 34"
    • Width at Nut: 1.60"
    At this point, I'm really not looking for trades - unless its a Bergantino NV610T - shipped to me in CA.

    Cheers!
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    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  2. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Those are some awesome photos, especially pic #6... I didn't even know they made an Aerodyne P.
     
  3. csaw49

    csaw49 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Pacifica, CA
    Thanks Spidey - I appreciate the picture compliments, as I tried to capture the figuring as best I could. Aye' she's a real beauty and in fine condition.
     
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  4. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    These are specs I could live with, too...

    ... nut width = 1.5"? drool...
     
  5. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    the bridge in the pictures looks like a Hipshot A, not a Badass....
     
  6. csaw49

    csaw49 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Pacifica, CA
    Commreman is right !! My apologies, as I made an error in original description for the bridge type .. I remember I was debating mightily between BAII and Hipshot. Ended up with Hipshot.

    My Ebay purchase records show that this is a : Hipshot A Style 4 String Bass Bridge Brass, Chrome, Retrofit 5 Hole Fender. Description is now updated.

    Also, for anyone whose interested in a copy of the original receipts for the Nordstrand pickups - I can send you a copy electronically as I sourced these new from Best Bass Gear on 05/11/16. (Cost = $252.00).
     
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  7. csaw49

    csaw49 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Pacifica, CA
    Also, for any local Bay Area TBer's that are interested in a live demo. I have a Bergantino212/SVT II mini-stack you can try it out on - I'm happy to set up an appt.
     
  8. neal davis

    neal davis

    Dec 29, 2006
    toronto canada
    Nut should actually be 1.6 as my two are
     
  9. csaw49

    csaw49 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Pacifica, CA
    Neal actually brings up a very interesting point here :

    Fender manufacturer specs all state the nut width is 1.5", and naturally I just assumed that this is accurate, meaning why would one question officially published Fender specs etc. But upon measuring myself - the nut width is actually closer to 1.6". Hmm - very interesting.
     
  10. brlottermann

    brlottermann

    May 14, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Gorgeous instrument! Wish I could afford it, but GLWTS anyway!
     
  11. csaw49

    csaw49 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Pacifica, CA
    Thanks - I appreciate it! I think these are all tasteful upgrades - which all really enhance the tone, looks and functionality.
     
  12. ToP fan

    ToP fan Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Waterloo, Ontario
    I'm drooling..................

    PM sent.

    Dave
     
  13. csaw49

    csaw49 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Pacifica, CA
    Pending Sale - working out shipping logistics
     
  14. Sml175

    Sml175

    Nov 4, 2014
    NJ
    let me know if it falls through.
     
  15. csaw49

    csaw49 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Pacifica, CA
    It has just sold - sorry amigo!
     
  16. Sml175

    Sml175

    Nov 4, 2014
    NJ
    Damn, thanks again.