SOLD Fender American Professional Precision Bass (with upgrades)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Killens84, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    Price:
    $1300
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Mississippi
    For sale is my Fender American Professional Precision bass, in an olympic white finish, with a rosewood fretboard. I bought it brand new in February of this year (2019). The bass is in mint condition, and has only been played a handful of times. It looks brand new! I'm only selling it because I've finally ordered my dream bass, a USA Lakland 44-64. The Lakland is over $3,400, so I have to sell my Fender to help pay it off.
    This Fender American Pro Precision has some very good upgrades:
    • The neck/frets have been PLEK'd (by Sweetwater), which was a $200 service.
    • The stock pickup was upgraded to an Aguilar AG 4P-60, which is a $119 pickup. This is my all-time favorite P bass pickup! I'll still include the stock Fender V-Mod pickup in the case. I used the original Fender pickup covers on the Aguilar pickup, because I don't like that glaring Aguilar logo that they put on the front of their pickup covers.
    • I installed an official Fender tortoise shell pickguard, which was $80. I'll still include the stock mint green pickguard in the case.
    • I installed a stealth string retainer on the A-string tuning post, which was $18.
    • I installed a Dunlop strap lock system, which was $14.
    That's a total of $431 in upgrades, which I paid even more for, due to shipping and tax on some of those items. The bass will come with the original hardshell case and all paperwork. This bass is also very light, at only 8.6 lbs. With all those upgrades, this Fender feels and sounds incredible!!! Fender's quality control doesn't always get it perfect every single time, but I can assure you that this particular bass is on the highest end of their production quality. The bass is also wearing a set of the beloved Thomastik-Infeld JF344 flatwound strings, which is another $60 in added value.

    I'll sell the bass for $1,300, shipped anywhere in the CONUS. The price is firm.
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    Last edited: May 31, 2019
  2. Really nicely done!
     
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  3. very very nice
     
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  4. nautipaul

    nautipaul Singer / bass player / acoustic guitar Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Zebulon, NC
    You're having a Lakland built! Congrats man...
     
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  5. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    Thank you! I’m looking forward to it, once it’s finished.
     
  6. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA

    Does that Aguilar AG 4P-60 pickup give you the type of enhanced low end on the D and G strings and a little more brightness or "snap" on the E and A strings similar to what the Fender V-Mod pickups are advertised as doing?

    I am a P-Bass aficionado, and this bass has been calling my name ever since you first listed it.

    Thanks in advance for your response!

    Doug ("funkyjudge")
     
  7. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    I didn’t even spend any time with the V-Mod, after reading many people on here who were complaining about them. I immediately had the Aguilar installed. The AG 4P-60 is the best sounding P bass pickup I’ve heard. It’s a very pure Precision tone. I still have the V-Mod though, which I’ll include in the case.
     
  8. Aguilar are good indeed but V-Mod is also not bad at all...
     
  9. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    Price dropped from $1,400 to $1,300!!!
     
  10. MdC64

    MdC64

    Jan 25, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Beautiful bass!
     
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  11. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    I’ve been playing this bass some more at home a little bit the past two weeks. The Plek’d neck and the Aguilar pickup put this bass above any other Fender I’ve ever played. It feels amazing, and sounds like a million bucks. If I didn’t have a USA Lakland P being built, I’d be more than happy to keep this one as my go-to P bass for good. There’s also not a scratch on it. It looks as if it just came out of the box for the first time.
     
  12. Funny. I have a USA Lakland Bob Glaub(which is sublime) but I'm still SO attracted to this bass.
     
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  13. FlexPete

    FlexPete

    Sep 4, 2011
    Atlanta
    Cancel your Lakland order.
     
  14. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    The Lakland USA 44-64 has always been a dream bass of mine, so I’m excited about getting it.
     
  15. Calexia13

    Calexia13

    May 22, 2007
    Is this bass really that cream in color, or are the photos dark? Thank you.
     
  16. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    The photos are a little dark, but the bass is more on the cream side of white.
     
  17. Killens84

    Killens84 Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Mississippi
    Here are some more photos, to better show the color of the bass. It is a creamy shade of olympic white, which I really like.
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  18. tunes7

    tunes7

    Jul 9, 2006
  19. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    No, it is not available. I purchased it about 7-1/2 months ago, and I LOVE IT!
     
  20. tunes7

    tunes7

    Jul 9, 2006
    May the muse be with you;) Thanks for the update - didn't see the SOLD icon.