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Fender Standard Telecaster Precision Bass LE

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SideshowDom, Nov 7, 2018.


  1. SideshowDom

    SideshowDom

    Apr 12, 2009
    Salinas, CA
  2. Damn! Beat me to it.
    That tobacco Sunburst is sa-weet!
     
  3. Oh oh! Gotta try to get me one of these, but they probably won't ship out of the country.

    Might have to call in a favour.

    TD
     
  4. is the assumption only musician's friend will sell them?
     
  5. SideshowDom

    SideshowDom

    Apr 12, 2009
    Salinas, CA
    Looks like it.
     
  6. grrg63

    grrg63

    Dec 14, 2005
    Pittsburgh
    Looks like a Mike Dirnt Pbass with a maple neck. I used to have a MDP, it was MIM, kinda heavy, but also the best sounding bass Ive ever owned.
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  7. SonnyBassPlayer

    SonnyBassPlayer

    Nov 29, 2013
    Italy
    OMG I love the cream one.... of course I won't even see the shadown of it in Italy
     
  8. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    Exactly what I was thinking! I had the MIM version in black. The tone was okay, by the neck felt wonderful. Back then, the price new was only about half of what this one is going for, though. :confused:
     
  9. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Where are you seeing a cream version?

    - John
     
  10. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Probably the same body as the MIM Cabronita. That's a damn good value and it looks the biz as well. These will sell fast.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  11. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    Liking the looks of these. Not that I need one in any way.
     
  12. Every time I see telecaster-style bass with split P pickup, I always remember that time I almost sold my 60th Anniversary Precision...
     
  13. EdBo

    EdBo Supporting Member

    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    Got me one and she's up-graded ! Added a Mike Dirnt Loaded Pickguard w/ the 59 Custom Shop Pickup. No wonder the stock pickup wasn't cutting the mustard. It was cheaply made w/ ceramic bar magnets glued to the back and only wound to 4.9 K. The 59 CS is wound to a warm 10.85 K. The Black Pickguard looks much better to me. Also added a Babicz Bridge. This is a Bad-Ass $700 Fender Tele Bass !
    Tele9.jpg
    Tele10.jpg Tele12.jpg
     
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  14. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    That is a lovely looking bass. Perfect.
     
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  15. EdBo

    EdBo Supporting Member

    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    It's almost perfect. I'm waiting on the string ferules to be delivered to install and modify the Babicz Bridge to make it String Thru.
    Then it will be perfect, IMO.
    Thanks
     
  16. Edbo - what is the neck like as far as width and thickness? I imagine it is basically a standard mexican neck specs and not a thick neck like the Dirnt? I have been contemplating a Dirnt, but hate to spend that kind of cash on a Fender that is not US. Although I hear the quality is excellent. Just came across these tonight and you built almost the exact bass I had pictured in my head.
     
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  17. EdBo

    EdBo Supporting Member

    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    I really Love this Bass.
    The Spec's say 1.625" nut width but, mine measures 1.59".
    Is the thickness measured on top of the strings ?
     
  18. EdBo

    EdBo Supporting Member

    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    String thru Ferules are installed and ordered a Fender Case for it.
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  19. Interesting... If all are 1.59" that makes it even more appealing.

    Not sure of the Dirnt specs as I havent been able to find a measurements other than calling it "Thick C". A Fender replacement neck from Mexico has the following Neck Thickness: 1st Fret - .820” (20.82 mm), 12th Fret - .870” (22.09 mm).
     
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  20. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX
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    I think I still prefer the Classic Vibe version with the pine body, the vintage single-coil pickup, and the price when I first bought it (almost half of what this one is selling for). If this design was good enough for Leo, it's good enough for ME!
     
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