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NBD all the way from Japan

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FunkHead, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I'm totally stunned at the beauty of this Bass. Plays even more beautifully.

  2. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New York, NY
    Looks sick. Congratulations....I hope you play the hell out of it
  3. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thanks Man, I already put 2 hours on it. It's a 1993 '62 Reissue Non -Export MIJ.
  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast

    I'm fortunate enough to own one of those as well. One of the best dollar-to-bass options out as far as a Fender P-bass is concerned, IMO.
  5. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I believe you. I am blown away at how mint it is for being 20 years old and coming all this way from Japan. Even the Frets are Mint. I have some New EB Flats for it but it's pretty perfect as is.
  6. ChiefHoghead


    Jan 20, 2013
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    What a beauty
    I was told several times that used camera & music gear in Japan & Korea is typically minty. Maybe a cultural thing for both--that it's unacceptable to sell worn out gear. I know there's a term in Korean meaning unattractive/not-presentable/garbage/embarrassing/untouchable so maybe they just wouldn't think of it.
  8. I have one of those, pretty much identical but it's an '87/'88. I find it needs a bit more setup attention than other instruments I've owned, but when it's dialed it's a beauty. And even when it's not setup perfectly it still *sounds* perfect. Just plug it in to just about any rig EQ'd flat and it just sounds 'right'. Mine is a bit more beat up but it's a workhorse!
  9. f64


    Oct 31, 2009
    That's sweet! Enjoy it.
  10. Craig82


    Mar 9, 2009
    Very Nice!! Enjoy that beast!:)
  11. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thanks Karsten, I couldn't resist the GAS. :D Good luck with the Warwick.
  12. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    There may be something to that. There's one tiny Cymbal mark and that's about it.
  13. That is a gorgeous bass. I got lucky about 3 months ago and picked up a '90 MIJ Vintage White '57 RI P-Bass in 9/10 condition in a pawnshop for $125. It really is very awesome bass. This was my first MIJ bass ,and I'm so impressed with the quality that I'm on the look out for other MIJ's. Congrats again on killer looking bass. :)
  14. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    That is a great deal on a great bass. I remember when you first posted about it.
  15. redname


    Apr 30, 2010
    yap, japs really know how to take care of their stuff.

    i have a '79 P bass from there and it looks more mint than most 10 yr olds i've seen ard
  16. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  17. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Very nice
  18. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Can't go wrong with an MIJ Fender. Congrats!
  19. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

  20. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Very nice!
    To me, Japanese ones really are generally the best fenders there are!

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