SOLD 2012 Fender American Standard Precision Bass V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by David_70, Jul 22, 2019.


  1. David_70

    David_70 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Price:
    $975.00
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Bought in 2013, this bass has always been strung with flats, so there is zero fretboard or fret wire wear. I am selling, because I never play it -- and I bought two other American P5’s that same year (don’t ask: GAS – one has rounds, one has a Warmoth fretless neck, and this one has always worn flats).

    Candy Cola color no longer offered by Fender. The rosewood is extremely dark, and almost looks like ebony. Other upgrades include a Hipshot bridge, and Dunlop strap locks. Will include the white pickguard with the sale; I no longer have the original bridge. Will be sold strung with a mixed set of flats (B will be different), in the Fender TSA hard case. Bass weighs 9.25 pounds; zero neck dive.

    I have babied this bass, and it's in excellent -- truly near-mint condition. The back is pristine. There is some light swirling on pickguard and near bridge (won't photograph, and you have to strain to see it), very tiny scratches next to the bridge (shown), and a tiny under surface "dimple" in about the same location that is tough to see unless you hold it in a particular light (would not photograph). I forgot it even existed until snapping photos for this posting. All of these minor cosmetic items cannot easily be seen in normal light, especially given the metallic paint.

    Price includes shipping within CONUS. No trades. Thank you for your interest.

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
  2. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Just picked up the same year and color bass. Fantastic instrument there. The Hipshot is a nice upgrade! The stock bridge is nice but requires more tools than I like.
     
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  3. feschyn

    feschyn Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Was the Hipshot A the direct Fender replacement--i.e., no additional holes were required (or had to be filled)?
     
  4. David_70

    David_70 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    I believe the Hipshot/USA bridge was designed to directly replace the stock bridge without having to further modify the instrument.
     
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  5. feschyn

    feschyn Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    I usually cringe when I read these types of questions, but I have to ask: Did you notice any difference in the sound of the bass when you switched from the stock Fender bridge to the Hipshot?
     
  6. David_70

    David_70 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Ha! — no cringe — fair question. I own two other P5’s with the stock bridge — and I can’t tell any sonic differences with sustain or sound, etc. (although this one has always worn flats, so it’s certainly not a great A/B comparison for “sustain” against rounds on the stock bridge). I can say that the Hipshot bridge is much beefier/“substantial” in its construction.
     
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