Fender Can Have It... I'm Done...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ryevick, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. ryevick


    Dec 19, 2009
    Well I've decided I am returning my Fender Deluxe Precision Bass Special I just bought. I cleaned the glue residue they left all around the nut that was notched all out of wack... the E string has a good 1/16th more space than it should have to the A and the nut action is high anyway. I fixed the concave bow it had, lowered the bridge string action. While I'm adjusting the intonation I find that the saddle piece is not only not moving when I'm turning the screw but the screw is stripped inside of the saddle itself! Then I find that another pickup screw I didn't notice (when I caught the top split pickup sitting like a seesaw) was about to fall out of the freakin' hole... not screwed in at all really. I"M DONE!!!! I plugged in my 5 string Schecter and said to myself 'this will do'... I really have more guitars than I need anyway, I definitely don't need a hunk of crap giving me headaches! Refund please!
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Glad you are getting this source of stress out of your life. Here's to better days.
  3. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Sorry for your luck. It sounds like you got a "Friday" Fender.
  4. It's ok. They'll just resell it to some kid who doesn't know any better or care and he/she will probably wind up making some really great music on this abomination.
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  5. ryevick


    Dec 19, 2009

    Thanks, it's actually been a really bad bass day... found all of this out about the bass and my Ampeg SVT3PRO took a dive... all in the same day... so yeah, not feeling very musical right now :(
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  6. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    Glad it's still in its return period! Some instruments just aren't worth the headache.
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  7. Grumry


    Jul 6, 2016
    What a bummer.
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  8. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    At least your avatar pic is perfect for this kind of day. Maybe switch to a picture of a puppy and see if you get the opposite type of day? :thumbsup: Peace, Bob
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  9. ryevick


    Dec 19, 2009
    Can't change Gene Wilder (R.I.P.)... I've always used that pic... besides, he's not mad or frustrated... he's very excited... a little crazy but excited haha... Young Frankenstein is one of the funniest movies ever made...
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  10. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Say goodbye to Fender, and welcome to Squier !!!

    Vintage Modified PJ are waiting for you !
  11. ryevick


    Dec 19, 2009
    If I do decide to get a 4 string bass it will probably be that one or this G&L... but not sure if I even want one now.
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  12. It's no secret that some of them are dogs.
    On the bright side, since the average quality is good,
    someone else just got an exceptional bass. ;)
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  13. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Nice baby , and I spot on the pickup, lot positive comments about the split P pup.
  14. Andrew Post

    Andrew Post

    Jul 19, 2016
    If you want a good Precision Bass or Jazz Bass, buy one from Sadowsky. Far superior to current Fender instruments. I have owned four (still have two). You can't go wrong with Sadowsky. And No, I don't work for them -- I'm just a satisfied customer.
  15. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Out of curiosity where did you purchase this bass?
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  16. azfatboy


    May 11, 2016
    That it some sad news. That is the exact bass that I am the most excited about from Fender right now... Yikes.
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  17. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I had three words of advice for you: G & L. But I see you already found them yourself. Can't go wrong with G&L, in my humble opinion. I started out with an LB100 and now I also have two JBs! Well, you need one with rounds and one with flats don't you?
    By the way, Gene Wilder was a genius, not to mention Mel Brooks. Did you know, according to Gene, Mel producing Young Frankenstein was the price for for Gene stepping in at the last minute as a replacement for Blazing Saddles? And could you possibly imagine the Waco Kid not being played by Gene?
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  18. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    A Friday afternoon Fender
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  19. ryevick


    Dec 19, 2009
    I purchased this bass from Zzounds after they told me they would inspect it before it was shipped. First and last time using them, or maybe letting them use me is a better way to put it.
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  20. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    That's why I use Sweetwater. I have purchased a few basses from them, and they inspected and sent me actual DETAILED pictures of MY bass before shipping. They have a thorough check system.