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2012 Fender Custom Shop P-Bass Pro

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sleeq, Jan 4, 2012.


  1. Road Bull

    Road Bull

    Jul 24, 2011
    Seattle, WA.
    Man, that is sexy looking! I would love to hear how it sounds. You need to throw some audio clips up there. Tell us about her please. Passive P I presume?
     
  2. Love it, dude!
     
  3. Love that neck. Not even funny how gorgeous that is.
     
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Very nice!
     
  5. nickbear

    nickbear

    Jun 12, 2007
    surrey, uk
    beautiful!
     
  6. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    I want one
     
  7. mikeddd

    mikeddd Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    That FB is stunning and the whole look comes together with the Tort PG. Is the FB Rosewood? Very light-colored. The .pdf link you posted is blocked at work. Beautiful bass!
     
  8. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    I've been admiring that bass from afar for a few weeks now. A more detailed review with sound clips is mandatory. Congratulations!
     
  9. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Also, in the PDF, it remarks that the Jazz bass pickup is in the "70's precision bass position". Is this a typo? Was there any specific Precision Bass pickup positioning in that decade?

    Regardless of the answer, I still want one.
     
  10. Sleeq

    Sleeq

    Feb 13, 2008
    Lebanon/Kuwait
    Just a note, this is the stock photo from Fender CS, I don't own the bass :p
     
  11. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Prolly a typo.
     
  12. Looks that way to me as well. I guess they've shifted the QC issues over to the marketing department...
     
  13. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    This sounds a little petty, but if I'm about to drop close to four grand on a guitar, I want the maker to have at least proof-read the specification copy. That error is reproduced in at least two places: on the marketing slick and on the website. I'd imagine the people who would be potential customers of the custom shop would care about these things.
     
  14. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Not a typo. The 70's jazz pickup spacing refers to the bridge pickup on 70's jazz basses which was moved 1/4" closer to the bridge compared to jazz basses from earlier years (aka '60's spacing). Split P-pickups have always remained in the same position but PJ basses have no 'standard' location for the J-pickup. Look at the space between the P and J pickup in this photo of a Hot Rod P where the jazz pickup is in the '60's position and you'll see the difference:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    I know the story about the 70s Jazz pickup positioning, my qualm is with the literature referring to it as "70s Precision Bass position" which makes no sense. I know from looking at the instrument what they MEANT to say, and my issue isn't confusion, it's just kind of a rookie mistake on the part of people who want me to spend 4 large on two pieces of wood bolted together. That's all.

    My lawn, off of it please.
     
  16. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    I think that the typo is using the word "Precision" instead of "Jazz".

    YMMV
     
  17. lavaman67

    lavaman67 Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Ypsilanti, MI
  18. tdub0199

    tdub0199

    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    That's a nice piece of eye candy you have there, Congrats!!!
     

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