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SOLD FS/FT FEELER: Amazingly customized 2011 MIJ Precision Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by RJHall, Mar 18, 2013.


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  1. RJHall

    RJHall

    Dec 25, 2012
    New York City
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    MIJ Fender Classic Series 70s Precision Bass - 3TB
    This here is my steed and my loyal workhorse for the last two years. [DEL]This is a feeler at the moment because I need to see how I "feel" after hitting "submit new thread."[/DEL] Let's do this! The only reason I am selling this bass is to fund my P5 GAS. I need a 5er for my current projects and the wife says I can't have more than 2 basses (the new Rick isn't going anywhere), so this one is on the chopping block.

    This isn't just a MIJ P bass, it is the only non-Custom Shop production Fender P bass with blocks and binding! Furthermore, production of this bass has shifted to Mexico, and from what I hear, the MIM is okay, just not the same. Regardless, this bass plays amazingly well, it actually has lower action and better factory fretwork than my Rick did! I have been told by many bassists, and my tech, that this is one of best playing and sounding P basses they have ever tried. No one can believe this thing was made in Japan (and that's not even a bad thing!). It's the neck... this neck is friggin nuts! It's almost as thin as a Geddy neck, but has the width of a modern P. It is also capable of crazy-low action for a P-Bass. The $300+ in quality mods really set it apart from the herd too. If you're in the NYC area, you're welcome to give it a try yourself and see what I mean.

    More pics will be posted as I continue to dress the bass for sale. I will also honor picture requests. Please bare with what I've got for the moment and PM me if you would like to see more details.

    [DEL]Since I am GAS-ing for a very specific instrument, this longshot trade is also VERY specific (no exceptions)...
    2009-2012 Am Std Black/Maple Precision V
    ...cash on my end depending on condition.[/DEL]
    No trades... just made my purchase and told the wife I am selling a bass per her request! :ninja:

    My mods and specific details (let me know if I miss something):
    -9.4 lbs (I will confirm this once I get new batteries for my scale)
    -Bad Ass II Bridge ($100 new)*
    -3 Hipshot HB2 Tuners + BT2 Drop-tuner ($150 new)
    -Fender Original '62 p'ups ($90 new)**
    -Orange Drop cap in the tone circuit (Greasebucket)**
    -Switchcraft output jack.**
    [DEL]-Dunlop strap buttons/locks included [/DEL]

    *if you don't want the BAII, I will knock off $50 and install one of these for you: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/fender-p-bass-j-bass-vintage-bridge-assembly
    **All electronics installed professionally

    Stuff worth knowing:
    -When I had the bass setup last summer in VA, the neck was straight as an arrow with plenty of room for the truss to turn. Here/now in NYC (I am told this Winter is especially cold and dry), I added a Fender brand truss washer to get the action and relief to where is should be. The truss is tight, but not maxed! (with about 1/4-1/2 turn left). The most important thing is the neck is nearly straight (where I like it) and holding. This bass does favor warmer, more humid climates, but there is certainly nothing wrong with it (as told by my tech).
    -Overall 9ish/10 condition. Small, teeny-tiny clear-coat ding in lower horn and some not-detectiable-by-camera imperfections and swirling in the rear top coat. Signs of use on pick guard.
    -signs of wear at pickguard bevel from trying adjust the truss with the neck on (despite the bevel, this doesn't work too well with neck on)
    -Frets and board are like-new and includes and she's strung up with a fresh set of Chromes .40-.95
    -Includes deluxe gig-bag
    -There is a mild rattle on the open A that doesn't come through the amp, but since I rarely play open A and it doesn't come through the amp, I never bothered messing with the nut or installing a string retainer (which I was told would cure it). It may also be the lighter gauge strings I like to use (A is .75).

    $950.00 shipped CONUS
    $900.00 local pickup
    ...or just make me an offer!

    That's all I can think of... more pics to come. PM me with questions!
     

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  2. Gorgeous cat bump! (I dig the bass, too!) Wished I was in NYC to check it out (the bass, not the cat)!
     
  3. RJHall

    RJHall

    Dec 25, 2012
    New York City
    ^LOL Thanks!

    GAS pains are cramping me up folks, make me an offer for this sweet, sweet piece of bass before I decide to keep her!
     
  4. RJHall

    RJHall

    Dec 25, 2012
    New York City
    New pictures and updates BUMP!

    Also just restrung her with new Super-Light Chromes and I'm getting her set up to be a really great player! I will post relief and action shots later tonight.
     

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    RJHall

    Dec 25, 2012
    New York City
    Adding a case option. It's a nice Fender/G&G Deluxe vintage-style case. Good condition less your typical bumps, bruises, and scrapes. This will jack up the shipping cost considerably, so it's not a throw-in. I also plan on de-stickering it before a sale, but I don't want to put in the elbow-grease until I know I'm going to sell it! :)

    + $50
     

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    RJHall

    Dec 25, 2012
    New York City
    Another one
     

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  7. Are any of the original parts included? Tuners (I'm not into drop-D), pup, etc.?
     
  8. RJHall

    RJHall

    Dec 25, 2012
    New York City
    No, gave it all to my tech for a discount on service (he likes spare parts). OEM parts were junky IMHO, especially the p'ups. These '62s are where it's at. Tuners were MIM-quality junk too. Even if you don't drop, the HS hardware is tops. Some people don't like the BA bridges, but that's why I offered to install a vintage threaded bridge (which I would have to order). To each his own.
     
  9. RJHall

    RJHall

    Dec 25, 2012
    New York City
    ...and sold! That was fast!
     

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