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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jd56hawk, Mar 3, 2021.


  1. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Inspired by the 70th Anniversary of the Precision Bass, Jason Smith’s Custom ‘60s P Bass Special is a celebration of both the Precision Bass and old western ghosts towns. The design of this P-Bass based around an early P-Bass vibe with modern playability and weathered old western appearance. Featuring a rustic, reclaimed, roasted pine body with nail and bolt holes, the wood has lived a life as an old grain elevator in Minnesota before becoming an instrument. The tooled leather hand-painted pickguard gives the instrument a look of elegance paired with the weathered body. A Josefina hand-wound PJ pickup set is slightly over-wound for higher output and deeper bass tone.
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  2. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Sounded good until I scrolled down and saw the pickguard.
     
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  3. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    Still better than that Fender Custom Shop Lighthouse bass...
     
  4. That's just wrong . . . . .
     
  5. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    .. roasted pine body with nail and bolt holes, the wood has lived a life as an old grain elevator in Minnesota before becoming an instrument.
    That's pretty cool
     
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  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    I find it absolutely fine, what's not to love ?
    The flowery theme says countrystyle loud and clear.
    Are you guys so threatened in your masculinity that you can't handle floral motifs on a pickguard?

    The wood supply reminds me of one of Dusty Hill's basses that was made from a beam in Muddy Waters's house.
     
    TrevorG, JEDI BASS, Mugwump and 29 others like this.
  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I'm with you - everything's good except that pickguard - might be right for someone, just not me.
     
  8. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    I see no problem with it. Besides, I prefer older wood as having more character than that "green" pine/alder/ash or other weed-trees that our stuff is made of now.
     
  9. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    But...that#s what gives this bass a look of elegance...!
     
  10. versalog

    versalog

    Nov 10, 2007
    Vermont, U.S.A.
    That ain’t no lie.
     
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  11. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    here’s the text without the colorful marketing mumbo jumbo:
    Jason Smith’s Custom 70th Anniversary ‘60s P Bass Special features a reclaimed, roasted pine body with nail and bolt holes. The wood was an old grain elevator in Minnesota before becoming an instrument. There is a tooled leather hand-painted pickguard. A Josefina hand-wound PJ pickup set is slightly over-wound for higher output and deeper bass tone.
    :thumbsup:
     
  12. Bassclef46

    Bassclef46

    Feb 1, 2021
    GE Smith has a custom P Bass built from 200 year old pine taken from old buildings in NY.

    of course he has had his since at least 2010. If fender is doing this it means it will become the next fashion trend
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2021
    the harp unstrung likes this.
  13. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    As long as its real wood and real nail and bolt holes, im down with it. Pickguards are a matter of taste, and easily swapped with a screwdriver, some cool tooled leather ones around, more like a saddle. A TB'er made a Ric bass out of old barn wood a few years back, the "Barnbacker", cool as hell, and a worry-free bass, as the accumulation of playing wear would only improve it.
     
  14. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i don't want it...it has the metal thingies where you play. :D

    but that doesn't mean it's not a cool-looking ax! someone will love it...and have it.



    "next!" :laugh:
     
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  15. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I have been struggling to salvage a bunch of dilapidated barns on my property, so the reclaimed barn wood aesthetic is not for me. I do think that pick guard would look cool on a white bass, though.
     
  16. Fenwick

    Fenwick

    Dec 9, 2012
    Montreal
    How dare you assume our genders.
     
    EagleMoon, JEDI BASS, Slidlow and 9 others like this.
  17. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Reminds of Nashville in the 60’s and 70’s ...... I like it.
     
  18. FugaziBomb

    FugaziBomb

    Jun 5, 2017
    I kinda like it, to be honest witcha'.
     
  19. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    I like it. I'd play it in public, no problem at all. But I'd want a rosewood board. I assume these are ridiculously spendy, so I'm in no danger.
     
  20. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Australia
    I really like the reclaimed timber, both as an ecological thing and because it looks good. I generally loathe pickguards, but agree that a tooled leather one with the right design could look excellent, and even if I owned it wouldn't be at the back of the rack with a sheet over it lest it embarrass the other basses.
     
  21. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

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    Apr 14, 2021

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