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Go for the Fender FSR P-Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringdrums, Dec 7, 2005.


  1. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    A guy over on the Dude Pit is selling a like new Fender FSR P-Bass (MIM) that he bought a few months ago for $450. He's including with it a gig bag, a fralin pickup (installed if I like) and a bridge cover.

    Is there anything regarding the FSR, especially a MIM that I should be wary of? Here's a link to his thread with pictures:

    http://www.vintagebass.com/thedudepit/showthread.php?t=7997
     
  2. toad

    toad

    Jun 26, 2002
    NYC
    I played one of those at GC awhile back and thought it was better than the MIAs I tried.
     
  3. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    Was it an MIM? I'm getting a bit confused as weren't there FSR's that were American made a few years back?
     
  4. tim99

    tim99 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
  5. Yeah, there was a Factory Special Run of MIA 70's Reissue Jazzes and P's awhile back, but I'm not sure if they had any that were ash body with natural finish. The natural finish J would be a standard finish on the MIA 75 RI.

    Anyway, as I mentioned in the thread you referenced, I have one of these basses that I modified:
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    The MIM's of the last few years are surprisingly good quality for the money, and with a few simple upgrades, you can have a great bass. I also have an MIM 60s Classic Jazz with Nordstrand NJ4's that's equally impressive.
     
  6. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    Thanks guys, I'm going to take him up on it if it's still available. He seems to be offereing a great deal. Seeing as that bass is $450 new to begin with and he added a red tort guard, fralins, gig bag, bridge cover and the bass is only a few months old..you can't go wrong with that :)
     
  7. Did you get it?? :D

    How's that for a bump?
     
  8. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Its a nice bass, I hope you bought it. :)