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NBD 2012 American Standard Precision...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joebar, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    I found this barely played beauty locally yesterday.
    came with everything unopened; still has sticker on PG.
    in 30 years of playing bass, I have never owned an American Fender bass. having said that, every serious bassist needs a P in the arsenal....

    I have to say, I am very impressed with the level of quality-especially in the neck and fretwork. sets up dead flat-no rattles buzzes etc. sounds right. nice and light.

    I sold one of my trailer queen basses on the weekend so I could get me this:

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  2. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Nice score! Congrats on a great new bass..the current AM Standards are really great imho
  3. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    Enjoy the powerful tone of an American Standard P bass. Congrats, that thing's nice.

    Don't mod it!
  4. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Congrats.... I got the exact same bass today. It is the best P Bass I have ever had and I have had some great ones... including my 1975 P Bass that I still have.

    I have had a 2012 American Standard Jazz and now this Precision and all I can say is that Fender is really on their game right now. They are two of the best Fenders I have ever had if not the best! Enjoy!
  5. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    I am unfamiliar with these basses-when were the upgrades made-in 12 or 13?
  6. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats on your new bass. As the owner of 2 store bought new MIA Precisions, 2010, 2002, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a new or lightly used newer MIA Precision.
  7. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    First round of current upgrades was for 2008. The custom shop PUs were for 2012
  8. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Look for the raised poles. 61276/7 set were flush. Could be either here.

    The earlier set were fine, but they were on nearly every Precision model, so they had to do something to differentiate the American Standard from the cheaper ones.
  9. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    I got the raised poles.
    my impression of this bass is very old school P-mellow and classic.
    I think fender just nailed it with this bass. nothing modern sounding about it-which is good.
  10. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    but with some nice modern features like the dual option bridge, graphite rods, lightweight tuners..

    really like the current MIA Standards
  11. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    just an update-
    I took it to rehearsal tonight and I was absolutely blown away at the tone of this bass; what a machine. it was almost as powerful as my stingray for output. totally organic and responsive, dynamic-growl for days. just about in tears of joy.
    I did not know fender could be that good. I have been ignorant.
  12. Maple Necks + P's = :)
  13. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    the maple neck was the clincher for me.
  14. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    I have the same bass, just changed the p/g. And I agree everyone needs a simple basically stock p-bass. I have a couple songs that we do which nothing else works with!