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My new/used little Fender 5 kicks butt!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, May 6, 2003.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    I don't know if i just got lucky or what, but this bass beat out one with an 18 volt system for a place in my home.
    The smaller body is very comfortable to me, and the Fendr tone is there, noiseless pickups and all.
    This bass is meeting all requirements i had of it- Meaty, fat Fender tone, Marcus and Jaco tones and really supports well - light and comfy.
    for now, its is the perfect comapanion to the F bass, which is still King
    [​IMG]
     
  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i can't believe how much fun this bass is!
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    That is a really beautiful bass.
     
  4. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    Extremely easy on the eyes.
     
  5. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    thanks, fellas!
    i am thinking about finding a white pickguard- and maybe putting a hipshot bridge on there- but im afraid the bridge might change the vibe of the sound..
    chrome knobs would be nice, too- got them except for tthe stacked one- on order.
    do you guys think a bridge might change the sound much?
     
  6. nice! there's something about maple boards on fenders... yummy. i asked the same bridge question over on bunnybass before. the response was more of "yes, different bridges change the tone", but i never tried it.
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  8. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    Pretty the way she is, I wouldn't change a thing.
     
  9. sweet, needs no mods;)

    All though a high C string on that bass would really make it bite! (EADGC):) GAS
     
  10. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    ooh....that bootyful! natural finish with maple boards............*drool*

    I think it would be really cool if you put a mirror PG on it, which would make it looik VERY sweet IMO. I think a white pearloid would look quite snazzy too. Something to match the dots would be sweet.

    but I think whatever you do it will keep on lookin sweet!
     
  11. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    Sweet looking bass! I really like the natural finish with the maple. Very classy.
     
  12. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I love the look of your new bass. Congratulations! I am having a hard time picturing the white pickguard on it though, but that is mainly because I really like the tort guard on a natural finish. If you do change the pg on it, please post a pic so I can see how it looks. Very cool!

    Dan
     
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    heres the one im selling- so you an see where my preferences are since i put it together-
    i was thinking- white pickguard- hipshot bridge and chrome knobs- no block inlays, of course.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I love your bass, thanks for the photo. I wish there were more natural finish bass guitars to pick from, I think they look very classy. I vote for the pick guard that came with the instrument, for what it's worth. Have fun with your new toy!!!
     
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Gotta love it when a guy who has some of the coolest custom boutiques around gives the love to an off-the-rack Fender!
     
  16. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I'm always happy to see a natural finish. And go ahead and switch bridges. It doesn't change the tone that much, increases sustain, and is much more readily adjustable.
     
  17. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    Adrian great basses!!

    so are you selling the "homemade one"?

    can you please tell us in which aspect the Fender is better for you than the "homemade"?

    thanks
     
  18. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Those Fender Deluxe 5's are sweet! I wouldn't change a thing either(though, the Hipshot bridge would be a good upgrade). Nice!:)
     
  19. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    The change would be extremely subtle...

    And would significantly diminish the Fender Vibe you're getting.

    I personally would recommend sticking with the bridge that's on there. If you try a high-mass bridge, try to get one that's a direct bolt-in replacement, so if you want to go back it is easy to do so.
     
  20. Adrian,
    How old is the Fender you just picked up? American-made? It looks in great shape.

    Take a picture of both basses side-by-side for some REAL FENDER PORN!