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Fender American Professional Series

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lazarus27, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Wrong thread
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  2. Thuddy Waters

    Thuddy Waters

    Mar 20, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    Who makes a better P Bass for $1500?
  3. Sean Brookes

    Sean Brookes

    Apr 28, 2017
    I dream about this colour combo precision on a daily basis. You still rocking it?
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  4. midichlorine

    midichlorine Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
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  5. midichlorine

    midichlorine Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    My steady
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  6. Thuddy Waters

    Thuddy Waters

    Mar 20, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    That is a really nice tort pick guard. Where did you buy it?
  7. AmericanFenderJazzMan


    Jan 24, 2016
    they are on ebay right now for $14.99 "PICKGUARD BROWN TORTOISE SHELL 4 PLY FOR P BASS / PRECISION BASS" I bought two and they fit these basses perfect the seller is sanman8753
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  8. keto


    Mar 3, 2016
    Today, after trying several different series and models, we had a clear winner. Needed a little truss rod turn when I got home, but intonation was good, as were saddle heights.

    Close match for my 08 US P, that’s a great bass, in Pearl.

  9. Nice bass, Keto! I'm a sucker for Olympic White and have the P-Bass cousin of your Jazz.
  10. Hi guys..
    Yesterday I pick this for exacly a grand.
    It is almost new,.. but it come with a molded case. I think that it was a little pricey..
  11. snakejohns


    Jun 21, 2013
    Bothell, WA
    You've got some foreign object stuck in your strings near the first fret. ;)
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  12. Hey everyone, I just introduced myself in the place TB says to introduce yourself. I’ve been around since 2004 on TB but until that post, I don’t believe I’ve ever posted anything. I’ve read through this entire thread since it’s inception in 2016 before I ordered my latest bass; an Am Pro P-bass V. I’ve never owned a Fender P-bass before, so this will be new for me. I wanted something simple, iconic and that had more of a vintage sound. I’ve got a Lakland Skyline Bob Glaub 44-64 with a Lindy Fralin pup as a 4 string and that satisfies that passive 4-string itch. I love that bass. Especially the neck. My desert island bass is currently a Modulus Q5 but I’ve grown weary of all the knobs and electronics. I hope the new one will become my “go to.” I wanted something simple. Anyway, I just wanted to join in before my new horse gets in the stable. I’ll post pictures. Well, maybe not because it’s pretty much like every other pic posted! Nothing new to see here! But thanks for helping turn me on to the Am Pro V.
  13. D74AF5A5-35D1-4B5B-AB41-2FAA71467025.
  14. As promised!!!! I’m beyond thrilled!
  15. Gianni "Orlandez" Orlati

    Gianni "Orlandez" Orlati Guest

    Sep 26, 2015
    I assembled a loaded Am. Pro. P bass body with a 2016 Am. Std. jazz bass neck ...
    Body finish is very good for being polyurethane ... pickups are so sweet ... you can hear mid tones also from a PV 63 pickup but, in this case, the tone have to be quite high ... with the V-mod you start hearing mids clearly at 1/4 or less of the tone control rotation .. clarity, the keyword is clarity and warmth .. what do we want more ? ;)
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
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  16. Right! So far, I’m loving everything about it. Weight, balance, frets, and I find the stock pickups to be excellent (thanks Bluzman99!). I can’t imagine that’ll I do anything except maybe change the pick guard. This one is not stark white though. It seems to have a slight mint under tone to it. At this point in time (subject to change), I’m not going to do anything but play it!
  17. Jamvan

    Jamvan The Bassist Formerly Known As Meh Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2014
    Welp, I did it now. Went in to buy one of the new Player Series P basses (Tidepool w/maple) and while I really liked it and was pleasantly surprised at the quality, feel, and sound of it, I didn't leave with it.

    Something spoke to me a little bit louder...
  18. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    It was called to you. You should know by now. The bass picks you not the other way around.
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  19. Jamvan

    Jamvan The Bassist Formerly Known As Meh Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2014
    Yeah. I kept trying to talk myself out of it but after playing both of them acoustically for a spell, it was all over when I plugged it in. I have a soft spot for oly white/rosewood as well. Not even sure I need tort on this...yet. ;)

    Here are a couple pics:

    Centerfold shot - I removed the pickup condoms but haven't yet pulled the pickguard plastic off of it. Early morning and artificial lights make it look a little warmer than it is.
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    Look at those cathedral arches!

    Heavily doctored headshot.

    As a side note, gonna run with the original rounds for a while but I do have a set of flats waiting in the wings. Even with the fluted tuners, I'm still seeing the break angle for the A string being less than optimal. Will the Stealth String Retainers work on these tuners?
  20. Aaron Houts

    Aaron Houts

    Jan 10, 2014
    Flo Rida
    They do on the 5 string version.
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