Got this beauty yesterday

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bass4u, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    I received this MIA Fender Precision Bass from Sweetwater Music yesterday. What a beauty! The finish is Blizzard Pearl and it is just gorgeous. The overall construction, fit and finish is extraordinary and now I know why the MIA Fender basses cost what they do. The bass setup was pretty good but after tweaking to my preferences it feels so good to play. The sound is what you expect from a GOOD quality Fender Precision, just the sound I'm looking for. ( I prefer the Pbass sound over my Fender 70's Classic Jazz) It came with a Fender case and it is a SERIOUS case that should protect the bass well. I was comtemplating putting a black pickguard on the Pbass but after seeing it in person I feel the parchment pickguard suits the bass well. This Pbass was a NOS that Sweetwater had and is a 2008. I got it for $799.99 with free shipping. The people at Sweetwater were a pleasure to deal with and constantly sent me emails to tell the status of the order and to me were very personable. I will purchase gear from them in the future. The shipping from Indiana to Maryland was 3 days, exceptionable considering they paid for shipping.Here are a few photos.





  2. jkramer5


    Jul 14, 2008
    Fairfield, CA
    That is beautiful! Congrats.
  3. Rudyboy98


    Jan 25, 2008
    South Bay, CA
    Can't go wrong with a Fender...Definitely Awesome! Congrats!
  4. bass_snake

    bass_snake Inactive

    Aug 13, 2008
    Stouffville, Ontario
    Wow, great price. I' ve been wanting an American P.


  5. congrats, nice score on a nice P bass. You always need one. :)
  6. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    Great bass and a great price! Enjoy!
  7. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Congrats! That was a good deal. I have it's "cousin" (an '08 Amer. Std. Jazz in Blizzard Pearl). I also have an '08 Am. Std. Precision. They're both very nice basses. Excellent tone, and very comfortable.

  8. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North
    Sweet and the health to play it.

    I can see where you'd originally thought a black pickguard would be in order. Try it anyway, that way you can claim to have 2 :D
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    I can't say enough about the 2008-2009 American Standards. They are just amazing instruments IMO. The quality, workmanship and tone is the best to come out of Fender in 45 years IMO.

    I have 2 2008 American Standard Ps (a 4 and a 5) and will be pulling the trigger on a Jazz in the near future.... in Blizzard Pearl! Great colour!

    Enjoy the bass..
  10. Nice price and beautiful bass. Gotta love that Blizzard Pearl. Beautiful color in person.
  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    That Pearl with a white PG is nicely understated. Very nice!!!!
  12. Photoman1969


    Jun 15, 2009
    Man that's a great price and a beautiful color. Did you buy that in the store? I can't find a price anywhere near that online.
  13. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    Alright my brother, Nice Nice Nice...
  14. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    What a beauty!

    Enjoy! :bassist:
  15. Wow.... you've done very well for yourself Mister...:) . . . a big "congratulations" and "attaboy!" are darn well deserved at this point. You are right, that case is really outstanding.
  16. Photoman1969


    Jun 15, 2009

    Those Fender/SKB cases are fantastic. I picked one up a few weeks ago from American Musical Supply for $116 to my door. Cost more than my bass. :eek: :D
  17. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc
    I actually like that! very classy

    oh, can you get that with a maple neck?

    big al
  18. Photoman1969


    Jun 15, 2009

    Oh you bet. Might I compliment you on your good taste sir. ;)

  19. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc


    I have an 2008 pbass..... oly white with a maple neck....

    if this was on the wall at the time....I probably would have went with silver!

    big al