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Major GAS. Where can I get one of these?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zackattack, May 4, 2006.

  1. zackattack

    zackattack Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2006
    San Francisco
    Does any one know where I could pick up one of these? Its a Walnut P Bass Special cirac 1980, a friend of mine has one which he's but a jazz bridge pick up on and it's possibly one of the best basses I've ever played on.
    I figured this would be the best place to ask.


  2. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch.

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    watch "evil-bay" they turn up there sometimes. I don't think I've ever seen a walnut one on there though. Red, White (rare), & black are the ones I've seen turn up on there. Search for P bass Special. Good luck in your search. You are really after a pretty rare bird.
  3. I knew a guy with one just like that but his was a warmoth neck that he added to a regular Pbass, and he even spent an extra $10 to get the fender decal. looked EXACTLY like that bass, as in , I think thats his bass.
  4. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch.

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    unless your friend did a great job of making a era specific replica with Warmoth parts, that picture is of a 1980-1982 Fender P Bass Special. They were only made between those years. Ths "special" part about them was the active electronics on a P. There are three knobs as well as a toggle switch as opposed to the two knobs on a standard p. The controls were v/b/t I believe. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. The toggle was to switch between passive/active mode. These are fantastic basses. I had a CAR one w/rosewood borard played at my wedding. I would love to find one of these myself within my budget but like I said in an earlier post, they are getting pretty rare anymore, and with the rarity comes high prices.

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