just got myself a fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by societysfinest, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. i just bought this baby used at gc for 350 and got myself a luxury gig bag also. Does anyone have any history, suggestions, comments(Good or bad), or anything. I just wanted to share with you guys my find. I am pretty happy with this, very unique.
  2. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Cool, sounds like a good deal. I was bitten by the Fender bug a few months ago and traded for a couple of Jazz basses. Enjoy!:bassist:
  3. SkaKing27


    Sep 1, 2002
    St.Louis MO
    actually,today i went to gc and bought a Black Fender P,with a Jazz neck,and EMG pickups...it is very sweet,almost as sweet as yours.
  4. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Ahhh, I used to have one just like that (except it was red). Mid-1990's Precision Special. I dropped Bartolinis into mine and that really made it come alive when compared to the stock pickups.
  5. Is that a Stu Hamm signature? My friend has a bass EXACTLY like that and on the neck it said "Stu Hamm signature P-bass". I thought it was weird seeing as Stu doesn't play a p-bass (to the best of my knowledge)
  6. the tag said pj90.. the headstock plainly says precision bass. Does fender have somewhere wher u can enter a serial number in and get the info
  7. OldDawg


    Jul 4, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's hard to beat what Leo Fender designed fifty years ago. I've owned a lot of Fenders and wish I still had all of them. I've had other basses, but always go back to Fender. Plus you can find sweet deals on Fender's like you did.

    Enjoy it.
  8. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    I took another look at the pic of your bass and I'm sure it's a Precision Special. It was made in Mexico and it has an active preamp and two stacked knobs for controls. These knobs control master volume, blend, bass, and treble. The pickguard is shaped like an old (1951) P pickguard except it's a bit smaller. The body of the whole bass is slighty downsized from that of a typical P and it has a 22-fret neck. If I'm correct in all these details (as I believe I see them in the photo), then I'm sure that that's a P Special built somewhere around 1994 (the model year of the P Special I used to own, I think they were only produced for a year or so). Anyway, I hope this helps...
  9. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    Dan you are very accurate in describing the bass,you saved me the trouble of looking all that up :D .
    It was only made for about a year and did'nt sell very well but was a nice bass for the money,active Mexican Fenders tend to be a few hundred more than passive.
    I have only played a few of them which was plenty to know it was'nt my thing,I am no fan of Mexican Fenders but these were some of the better ones.
    And i do believe it was a Stu Hamm sig bass,if i am correct,which is why it looks different than the other P-Bass specials.
    Good Luck :bassist:
  10. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Kickin' bass.

  11. thanks to everyone for the replies, information, and opinions.
  12. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Close, but not quite. There have three (that I know of) Stu Hamm "Urge" basses produced by Fender. The Urge, the MIM Urge Standard, and the current (1999-now) Urge II. The Urge and the Urge II both have a JPJ pickup configuration (insert Zeppelin crack here). The Urge Standard had a JJ configuration. Both the Urge and the Urge Standard had 32" scales (the Urge II is 34"). So while there were definite resemblances between the P Special and the first two Urge models (which were contemporaries) they are not the same basses. Hope this clears up any confusion... :)
  13. extreme


    Mar 20, 2000
    Props to the Cowpoke P!