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Fender Custom Shop Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fletz, Sep 22, 2011.


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  1. TB24

    TB24

    May 5, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Very nice, it looks a lot like the select jazz bass. I’m pretty sure if you can find the electronics for the elite or the select bass, they would fit perfectly in the bracket for the plate that you’re ready have.
     
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  2. BearCave

    BearCave Supporting Member

    May 13, 2005
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm pretty sure they would fit without a problem. The problem is finding just the electronics with the mounting plate. :)
     
  3. slick_tu

    slick_tu

    Sep 19, 2006
    South Jersey
    I would get the plate also with the hole for the switch already there; that way you could keep the original plate with the original electronics.
     
  4. BearCave

    BearCave Supporting Member

    May 13, 2005
    Milwaukee, WI
    That's exactly what I've been looking for (preamp with the control plate). :)
     
  5. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    I've always felt active Fender preamps were the weakest link in an otherwise solid chain. I was very close to putting a Sadowsky pre in my Custom Classic but decided to move it instead. The Elite pre's a lot better than the standard Custom Classic model but I fumble around on the knobs turning ones that weren't intended. I'm not sure how they are but Bassmods makes an affordable pre that is designed very close to the Elite and will fit without modification.
     
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  6. Some nice basses in this thread.

    Boy, waiting sure is hard. 1-2 months (?) to go on my CS Jaco. Been 5 months, so hopefullly getting close!
     
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  7. TB24

    TB24

    May 5, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Yes waiting for Fender Custom Shops is definitely an act of patience! Unless you’re lucky to find one for resale, it’s common to upto 12 months (or more) for a new build.
     
  8. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
    What do you all think of the new sibling to my faithful Custom Shop Precision Closet Classic Pro-2011 ???

    She now has the company of number 1 (out of 10) '64 RB Series Custom Shop Jazz Bass ( 2001 )!!! She is in dead mint condition, the colour is amazing and she is very light at 8.4 ponds, including both bridge and neck covers!!! Plays like butter!

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  9. sgtpepper

    sgtpepper

    Jan 22, 2010
    Mexico City
    It is my dream bass. I've always wanted one of those drool
     
  10. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    That jazz-neck looks amazing! Wow!
     
  11. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Love that Precision Closet Classic Pro! Always wanted to try one. I do believe the burst was 2011.
     
  12. slick_tu

    slick_tu

    Sep 19, 2006
    South Jersey
    What a nice pair.
     
  13. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
    I just set up the neck, lowered the action after installing new DR Fat Beams strings on the new beauty! I had an American Standard Jazz before, and nothing against those who love the Standard series, but honestly, the Custom Shop has so much more 'balls' and depth, it is unbelievable!
    The Precision Custom Shop has a superb P Bass tone and a neck to die for! The two of them together make a great pair as you said!
     
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  14. Bottom 4

    Bottom 4 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    New Jersey
    Is there a period shift for CS basses sort of like pre-CBS? I thought I read something about pre-2016 but can’t find it again in the thread.

    BTW will be joining later today with my CS ‘62 P
     
  15. markmck79

    markmck79 Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2013
    Texas
    I would say that is true with the Corona-made American Standard series (there was an upgrade in quality that occurred earlier this decade - I want to say around the 2011-12 timeframe).

    However, I've fairly consistently ordered or purchased 1-2 team-built Custom Shop instruments per year for the last dozen years, as well as have bought a few early 2000s models second hand, and I have not found any significant shift in quality in either direction.
     
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  16. Bottom 4

    Bottom 4 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    New Jersey
    C7A790CD-1A91-4663-9C46-515E5FD1CEA8. 54317341-631C-496D-A1B9-C7A3DF93C68B. AD02D433-229D-46A8-89DA-452604AFB32F. D316B347-E781-47F0-80D6-F57FA0527659. Here’s my entry into the CS club. She’s a 2011 ( according to Fender) just recently bought new. Alder body, Brazilian rosewood board ‘62 handwound pup 4 ply tourt guard Dakota red. Sweet bass. Fits right into the fold!
     
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  17. Tim1

    Tim1

    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    This is my experience too, having owned several CS instruments over the years. There is a consistency of quality that is less common in standard production line instruments. I have never played a "bad" custom shop bass, although I have come across one or two that rise above others. Just a fortunate combination of neck and body, I guess.
     
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  18. TB24

    TB24

    May 5, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Hi @Bottom 4 Welcome to the Fender Custom Shop Club! :) Your number is 54
     
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  19. Bottom 4

    Bottom 4 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    New Jersey
    Thank you! It’s certainly a pleasure to be here!
    Cheers
    Andy
     
  20. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Brazilian rosewood hasn't been used or legal to use since the 60's, but I love that P-bass! Congrats!
     

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