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Fender Bass pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sundogue, Jan 5, 2005.


  1. Sundogue

    Sundogue

    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Since there was a thread recently about Fenders and I recently picked up, and now play, a Fender P-Bass again (after a 25 year hiatus from Fenders), I am interested in seeing as many Fender pics as possible.

    Mine came with a very ugly (IMO) white pickguard. I ordered a tortoise shell to replace it, but in the meantime I painted the white one black. It looks much better with a black pickguard than a white one.

    I'll have pics later, but for now I wanted to see everyone's pics of their Fenders (Jazz or Precisions)...just to see what color combinations you chose.

    I prefer the classic '62 Fender Precision in sunburst with a tort pickguard and rosewood fingerboard (pics of mine tomorrow).

    What do you have?
     
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    1997 Made in USA Standard Jazz Bass V in Sonic Blue. 100% bone stock. I had a pearloid pickguard on it (that's in the picture) but I've gone back to the standard white 3 ply and I think it looks fine.
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  3. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Fender Jazz Bass Highway 1
    Honey blonde finish

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    Cheers,
    JL
     
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Awesome bass, Phil !
    BTW, how does the B-string ring on this one ?

    Cheers,
    JL
     
  5. Sundogue

    Sundogue

    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Nice bass!

    I'm not opposed to white pickguards as a rule. I think they look great on light colored basses (pastel and white) or a white pickguard on a black bass.

    But a white pickguard on sunburst just looks out of place and rather cheap looking. Though to me, it's hard to make a Fender look bad. :)

    Keep 'em coming!
     
  6. Sundogue

    Sundogue

    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    The only pic I have at the moment...
     
  7. Heres me about a year ago with my first P-Bass.

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    And this is the P-Bass I have coming in this week!!

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  8. Stax

    Stax

    Dec 19, 2004
    Oaktown
    A horrible picture, but here they are:
     

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  9. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    photo-op for my beauties!

    trans-blonde ash USA, and MIJ reissue Jazz..both currently equipped with Alembic Activators.

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  10. Sundogue

    Sundogue

    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Those look great! Especially the black and tort Jazz. Great photos too.

    Do the Alembic pups still give you the traditional Fender sound?

    Since a lot of people here are into boutique basses and love showing them off, I thought I'd give us Fender lovers a shot too. :)
     
  11. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Sundogue, nice P!
    The "B" is fine when I play it. However, strangely enough the "E" string seems to have died faster than the others. It doesn't have the definition of even the "B"! Time for a new set of strings I suppose, though these ones are only about 4 years old (young for me).
     
  12. My P :)

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  13. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Thanks for the info Phil !
    I was really wondering about the B on this bass.

    Cheers,
    JL
     
  14. Sundogue

    Sundogue

    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Nice looking P-Bass!

    That's what my P-Bass will look like after I get the tort pickguard, though the body is sunburst.

    Is that a Hercules stand? I got the Hercules neck holder. I love how the weight of the bass makes it lock down. I mounted it to my amp and when I play out my amp sits on a case and my bass hangs. No more stands to drag around. In my bass pic, you can see the bass leaning into it on the left side of my amp.
     
  15. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Guys, I really love this one. Don't you ?

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  16. Sundogue

    Sundogue

    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    I like the black pickguards on light (natural) basses. The only thing that would make it better would be if the finish was natural so you could see the wood. But that is a cool looking bass. I love the stark contrast between the bass and the pickguard.

    To me it has the same effect as a black bass with a white pickguard.

    I notice it has the tags hanging on it. Thinking of buying it? :)
     
  17. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    This one has been sold.
    But I must admit I am interested to get a similar one.
    ;)

    Cheers,
    JL
     
  18. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Here's my Geedy sig.
     
  19. My '71 Fretted P:
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    My '71 Fretless P:
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    My '83 Walnut Elite II P:
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    ..and this is what I've owned in the past:

    '81 Walnut P Special:

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    '57 AV RI P:
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    MIJ Duck Dunn P (I miss it...):
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    '78 Antigua J:
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    MIJ Sting:
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    MIJ '75 RI J:
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    '72 Telecaster II (played great, sounded rotten):
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    MIJ '62 RI J
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