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NBD 1958 Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Michael Bauer, Aug 7, 2020.


  1. One of the last batch of two-tones. I committed to this one-owner bass back in March, just hours before Chicago shut down. It was a struggle to come up with the cash after all the gig money dried up, but I got close enough that Heith at Rock'n'Roll Vintage offered to let me trade for the balance, which was really nice of him. Three guitars that were on my "sell" list and, finally, the P is mine! The bass's only owner was a chain smoker, so there's a darker tint to the maple now, but the smell is almost completely gone, and the sound of this thing is just tremendous. I've played a lot of vintage Fenders, and many of them aren't any better than a modern one, but this one is magical, one of the three best Ps I have ever played.

    Now if we could just get Covid under control, I would love to get this into a live gig setting.
     

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  2. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Wow. That is something else! You just don't see them like that anymore. Congratulations!
     
  3. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Gorgeous! Congrats!
     
  4. zie

    zie

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Wow, that's a beauty. Congratulations and treat her well!
     
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  5. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    This is my holy grail bass, this one sounds like a keeper
     
  6. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Lovely. Jealous.
     
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  7. Wow that’s a beauty. Thanks for the new phone wallpaper. That wall!
     
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  8. Yeah, I don't really deserve it, but it's a dream bass for me. I'm a P-bass guy, it's really clean (but with some character), and completely original. And the sound is thunderous! I just couldn't walk away from it.
     
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  9. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    One word: WOW!

    Congratulations! Play it well. :):thumbsup:
     
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  10. Zentner

    Zentner Supporting Member

    Huge congrats, that's a lot of bass!
     
  11. JKB1957

    JKB1957

    Jul 18, 2015
    Stunning! Congrats.
     
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  12. JKos

    JKos

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Wow, just wow! Enjoy!
     
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  13. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    Nice find. Enjoy!
     
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  14. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Well done, and congrats!
    Yes, more pics are always fun.;)
     
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  15. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    ha! a 'natural'! it looks killer, OP --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  16. HardNHeavy

    HardNHeavy

    Apr 17, 2014
    PA
    very nice find!..:thumbsup:

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  17. Awesome!! Congrats!!
     
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  18. revd

    revd

    Apr 11, 2020
    Drool..... ;)
     
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  19. Absolutely stunning looking bass :drool:. May it serve you well for many years to come :thumbsup::cool:.
     
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  20. bhoff5150

    bhoff5150 Supporting Member

    Very nice. Play the heck out of it in good health!!!
     
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