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Fender Custom Shop Club

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

  1. 9mmMike

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

    I have a pair of '59's as well. One alder. One ash. Both rosewood though. Nice pair!
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  2. Bottom 4

    Bottom 4 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    New Jersey
    It is a great bass and getting even better as the TI’s warm up...! Interestingly, according to fender the bass was built in 2011 and I recently, in the last few weeks bought it new from Willcutt. So this bad boy has been sitting out there waiting to be snagged! Guess it was meant to be in my stable.
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  3. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    Seven year NOS. Glad it’s working out for you.
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  4. BearCave

    BearCave Supporting Member

    May 13, 2005
    Milwaukee, WI
    UPDATE: Turns out that the preamp from the American Elite Jazz Bass does not fit in my 2010 CS Custom Classic Jazz IV Special. I would have to do some significant routing to the body to get it to fit, and I'm not about to do that. Soooo.....back to square one. Darn!!
  5. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Picked this up about a month ago. 2013 CS 59 Relic. LOVE this bass!! hm20.
  6. TB24


    May 5, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Wow, that big of a difference eh? That’s a bummer, but good to info for the rest of us. Glad I picked up the Fender Select Active/Passive after all.
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  7. BearCave

    BearCave Supporting Member

    May 13, 2005
    Milwaukee, WI
    I should've taken pictures before I returned it to show you the difference. The PCB on the American Elite preamp is much larger than the one that's on the current preamp and the body rout was done just big enough for only the original one to fit. Now I need to find a preamp that's the same size or smaller.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2018
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  9. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
  10. 9mmMike

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

    What color is that?
  11. Midak


    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    If the picture doesn't fool me, it is called Candy Tangerine.
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  12. It is standard journeyman relic treatment. But as far as I know - it could be done by:
    - decades of playing
    - steel wool
    - sponge (“rough side”)

    Regarding the dirt - some guys recommended old newspapers (black ink into the barewood) or dirty hands and several hours of gigging.

    All above very very gentle, “less is more” when relic is in question. And patience of course.

    Good luck.
  13. slick_tu


    Sep 19, 2006
    South Jersey
    Be careful of steel wool; the particles stick to the pickups and can be impossible to remove.
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  14. Tdub77


    Feb 10, 2016
    Bozeman, MT
    Yup if you're going to remove the nitro from your neck, best practice is to remove the neck to do so. Otherwise you should at the very least mask off the pickups as well as anywhere you don't want to remove it from.
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  15. tsl


    Mar 5, 2014
    Still looking for a '57 to '59 Custom Shop Precision in nice condition with no issues. Split humbucker, maple fretboard, vintage frets, 7.25" radius, 1 3/4" width at nut, chrome hardware. Prefer burst but will consider other colors (no metallics or sparkles). Relic is fine as long as the maple fretboard is not reliced.
  16. Midak


    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Would you consider saving up a bit and ordering one yourself? :)
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  17. Being completely satisfied with my two 1959 pbasses, I get the offer I could not resist: Pino signature model. What a great bass!

  18. Midak


    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    So, what's your favorite among the 3? :D
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  19. 9mmMike

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

    Nice. Miss mine. Not sure that is the correct PG. Did you change it?
  20. It is very difficult to say. I think I slightly prefer Pino over two others, but journeyman reliced neck on white one and attack of the tone on the red 59 is to die for.
    I definetely not think Pino is better bass than the others. I like it because it is just perfect combination of features I like - no matter it is an artist model.

    It is original pickguard - is there anything strange on it?
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