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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BIGEJ2, Sep 28, 2017.
Looks interesting. I kind of want one.
Fender FSR Limited Edition '58 Precision Bass - Natural
Very nice. I guess its the first time (at least that I've heard) of Fender roasting bodies and necks.
Looks good, sounds good. What's not to like?
What's '58 about it?
Pull quote from the link......
"Built using original tooling and based on actual 1958 models, the U.S.-made American Vintage '58 Precision Bass is a must-have for bassists who appreciate its place in history."
Not sure that clears it up, but that's what they are saying about it.
Not for $2k it wasn't
It's a looker for sure. Reminds me of a '76 mocha I had quite a while back.
Fender has done some roasted necks on Custom Shop instruments, this is the first time I've seen it on a production instrument. The '58 refers to the fact that this is an AVRI (American Vintage Reissue) '58 that's been roasted for the FSR. So it'll have all the appointments (hardware, logo, frets, radius, raised pole-piece pickup) of the '58 AVRI.
Two grand is crazypants. Maybe I'll try roasting my own unfinished body over a campfire.
Less than half the cost of a comparably spec'd Custom Shop.
Two things: I think I'd prefer a satin, not gloss, finish and a Jazz-width neck. It's still beautiful, though, but for $2-large, I don't want to be wishing it were something else.
I've sometimes thought that Fender should make a '60s kitchen table refin bass, and this looks a lot like it! Imagine a 1958 P bass that had a run in with a bottle of acetone and a dirty rag...
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Siiiickk. I dont actually even like it that much but i love one-offs like this. Gotta keep it interesting.
Edit: found a picture on a site that apparently has it in stock now. Looks cool
Roasting has been proven to be a great build process. I have a Sago bass w a roasted body, and the difference in weight and tone is THERE. Roasted necks have been available on Sadowsky, Suhr, MusicMan, and more for some years now.
Really good to see a Fender P-Bass, the benchmark of basses, being offered with this.
Good on Fender! And for those aghast at the price...Welcome to the 21st Century! Yeah, it would be nice at a lower price point, (so would groceries!) but for a new bass, of quality, 2K is not in the stratosphere.
I'm digging it.
Thoughts on black or gold hardware over the stock chrome?
Like the idea but it's an ugly bass....and not a good kinda ugly.....which means it will probably sound great.
Two grand is evidently the new one grand?
Don't forget the S'mores.
The color of this roasted P bass brings to mind George Harrison's walnut Tele.
Gold looked good on the old walnut P basses.... I'd vote for that here.
There were no 58 P basses with black guards.
Unless gold ano turns black when it's "roasted".