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I bet Pino would blush...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. PhunkyPants, Apr 6, 2006.


  1. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
  2. Sergio

    Sergio

    Apr 7, 2004
    Lafitte, LA
    Man, that's wild,

    No wait, wacky.


    Yeah, wacky. That's it.
     
  3. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Ouch.
     
  4. It is a custom shop instrument. While saddened that it costs this much, I'm not surprised.
     
  5. fenderx55

    fenderx55

    Jan 15, 2005
    NYC/Queens
    I'm sort of suprised they don't do what they did with Jaco's sig: release a relic version and an...unrelic?...version for 2 grand cheaper.
     
  6. todd 4ta

    todd 4ta

    Apr 3, 2003
    Indiana
    You could probably offer just a little more to Pino for his personal bass.
     
  7. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    That's over the top. Anything over $2K for that type of bass is just too much.
     
  8. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    That's actually cheap than Fender charges.
    They charge 4,500.00


    -Mark
     
  9. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    Considering you could buy a USA Bob Glaub P and have enough left over for a trip to Vegas with the Mrs...
     
  10. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I wonder if the website people at MF would blush over the fact that they spelled Pino's last name incorrectly a zillion times on the page depicting his 3k signature bass....:)
     
  11. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    The proverbial insult to injury...
     
  12. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Now that's funny!
     
  13. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    NY
    Why not just find an actual 60s P Bass and pay the same price? :eyebrow:
     
  14. Jeez...

    Just... I like how the strings are a feature.
     
  15. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Wow, it's even slightly beat up and everything.

    For the life of me, I'll never understand the practice of "relic-ing."

    More power to Fender if they can find a sucker to buy this thing.
     
  16. JKwo

    JKwo

    Jan 12, 2006
    Berklee
    Wow.. check out the list of recommended items on the right.. the list isn't a fraction of that length on most items at mf, and most of those items are unnecessary... a fender t-shirt? They must expect you to be a sucker with your money if you're even considering that bass. :D
     
  17. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    hahah
     
  18. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    Man, i've played 5 or six customshop Js and Ps and i reckon they are amazing and consistant.

    If i had the money i would buy one as my ultimate P. Or just save some money and get the 59 customshop.

    yeah its stupidly expensive. but they are probably some of the best 60s style Ps ever im guessing.

    However, i don't like the relic-ing either.

    EDIT: the customshops make more sense here in australia i reckon where its hard to find a really good vintage fender, the supply is pretty small...
     
  19. steve4765630

    steve4765630

    Feb 27, 2006
    I agree that this bass is expensive, but MF is asking the right price.
     
  20. cabcreaser

    cabcreaser Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    Yeah, perhaps add about 10,000 dollars to the price and you might be able to buy a real '62 Precision (factor in that it would have previously belonged to Pino and good luck getting it for less than 20 grand).

    Not surprised at all by the price, in fact I expected it to be higher. I have no doubt that this bass is as fine a "true" old school Precision as you could buy for that price (like pretty much all the Fender Custom Shop Precisions I have played).
     

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