2014 Sandblasted Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godofthunder59, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Home alone putzing in the shop. Doing a setup on my 2014 sandblasted Fender Precision. I haven't spent a whole lot of time with this bass, I bought it because as a artisan I dig the whole sandblasted thing. I have to hand it to Fender, minor tweak to the truss rod and the action is as low as anything I own. I use it mostly for noddling on the couch and learning material. It is light and very resonate. Shhhhhhh don't tell anyone how much I like this bass. I know as a Thunderbird guy blasphemy. 20161123_165550.jpg 20161123_165544.jpg 20161123_164152.jpg 20161123_164057.jpg 20161123_164038.jpg
     
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  2. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    Beautiful :thumbsup:
     
  3. imdkoz

    imdkoz

    Nov 16, 2006
    Tennessee
    That's a beauty! I won't tell the Thunderbird club.... ;)
     
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  4. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Canada
    I love mine! These are unbelievably good basses.
     
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  5. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    I dug the Highway 1 basses a lot.
     
  6. pudge

    pudge

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    Love those.That finish is great.I had a blue telecaster.
     
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  7. mfbolton

    mfbolton Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Always thought those were really cool. I hope they bring them back in some different colors.
     
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  8. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Same here, the sand blasted finish looks terrific. A few additional colors would force me into terminal GAS mode for one. I'd bite on a green one for sure. Kinda surprised they didn't offer it in Sand Blasted Black.
     
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  9. Christine

    Christine Guest

    Aug 3, 2016
    Too bloody late, the turncoat has been found out!!!! Never again will Scott be allowed to post without this being mentioned!!


    I'll not mention my fondness to my Fender Jazz :roflmao:
     
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  10. Cowboy in Latvia

    Cowboy in Latvia

    Mar 1, 2015
    Not usually a fan of basses from Fender but I really want one of those. Played a sandblast jazz in a shop back to back with a few other US models and the sandblast was the best of the bunch. Still wish I had bought it then.

    You have a really nice looking bass there.
     
  11. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Love that blue one in your avatar!
     
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  12. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Canada
    Here it is with its sibling:
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  13. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Smart move I wish I had bought one of each!
     
  14. HubbardsFate

    HubbardsFate

    Oct 18, 2006
    I have never owned, and had never had the desire to own, any Fender basses until they started producing these sandblasted models. If I ever get a chance to sit down with one and try it out, and it sounds and feels as good as it looks, I might finally lose my "Fender cherry"...:laugh:
     
  15. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    crazy low action . 20161124_091442.jpg
     
  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    looks really nice! :thumbsup:
     
  17. winterburn69

    winterburn69

    Jan 27, 2008
    Saskatchewan
    Beautiful bass!

    I always liked the look of the red ones over the blue.

    These should've came without a pickguard to show off more of that lovely sandblastedness. What's the routing like underneath the pickguard?
     
  18. bbh

    bbh Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    that's pretty much where i run the action on my basses. i really like the look of the body in red but please bear in mind what it really is, is that they figured out how to lower production costs by doing this type of finish. of course the end result is what matters but personally, i feel that type of finish should be cheaper to the customer because it's cheaper for the manufacturer to put out.
     
  19. Bent77

    Bent77 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Desert, Colorado
    Im telling!

    Bwahahaha!
     
  20. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Love the color and grain depth!