I Succumbed To Another P-Bass's Charms

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TMart99, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. TMart99


    Sep 22, 2010
    Rockwell, NC
    I've been wanting a Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue for a while, now.

    But I could never find one locally in any of the music stores. Whether it be a mom and pop store or big chain store. They never seemed to have one when I went.

    Well, I saw one Sweetwater's site and I was drooling, yesterday.

    A beautiful Three Tone Sunburst. Just 8 lbs and 5 oz. Nice alder grain. I stared at it all day, yesterday. I asked a question about the '62 here, yesterday. And today, I couldn't handle it anymore:D

    She's on her way to me.

    Guitar Gallery | Sweetwater.com

    So what advice or tips do you Fender Vintage gurus have for me, regarding these AV62RI P-basses?
  2. jbiscuti


    Dec 22, 2007
    NYC / LA
    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
    Congrats! She is a beaut!

    Advice? Yes. Flatwounds. :)
  3. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    Bayou City
    I think I'm gonna order one of those too. I haven not had any luck finding one locally.

    Congrats. As far as advice, just play the hell out of it.
  4. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    That's one sweet bass bro!!!!!
  5. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    Nice! Looks like its got a 2 piece body, very nice.
  6. fjbass78


    Jun 21, 2007
    The necks are wider from side to side and wider at the nut, but IMO they play nice. Congrats! I love mine.
  7. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    very nice bass. I hope you like it. I have never met a p bass I havent liked though.
  8. Bass4LifeRS


    Oct 18, 2005
  9. DTF


    Feb 14, 2010
    cant go wrong with that beauty
  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Wowee wow wow! Are those knobs and tuning pegs a smoke color?

    The bass looks beautiful! Hope it plays well & sounds good.
  11. TMart99


    Sep 22, 2010
    Rockwell, NC
    No, I think all the hardware is chrome/nickel. I think it's just the lighting that makes it look darker.

    I will change the knobs and maybe the pickguard screws to a finish/color I prefer. But that's probably it. I'd love to put black tuners on this, but I'm afraid that might affect the overall tone. Don't know it it would, but who knows.

    Yeah, that's gthe risk of buying on-line. I don't know how it's going to feel, play and sound. But Sweetwater are really good about this stuff. If this bass it a clunker in terms of playability, tone/sound and feel. I have no doubt they'll want to make things right.
  12. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I wouldn't change a thing! Leave it be and play it..
  13. congrats.....I bought a used one (1997) about 3 years ago, quickly became my main bass....I would recommend LaBella flats for that old-school tone.
  14. Mousekillaz


    Nov 25, 2009
    Anacortes Wa.
    I hope your GAS pains are relieved for awhile now.
  15. Nice bass!
  16. Mark 63

    Mark 63 Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    I have an AVRI 62 Stratocaster. IMO the AVRI series are among Fender's very best. The build quality is substantially better than American Standard.
  17. TMart99


    Sep 22, 2010
    Rockwell, NC
    FEDEX tracking shows it's out for delivery:bassist:


    That means I could bring it to rehersal, tonight.
  18. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Awesome! I've been playing the crap outta my P lately.
  19. Flabass


    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    Love those P's. Yours looks great.
  20. mistermark311


    Sep 29, 2007
    I bought two for this reason... played them both for a few days to see which one played and sounded better then sent one of them back. Both played about the same with the stock set up but but sounded a bit different. One had more low end thud to it and the other one had more top end growl to it.

    It was hard to say if one was 'better' than the other and I was a bit conflicted on the choice but I ended up keeping the growler one.