NBD: Boxer bass, aged to perfection!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lujon, Jan 13, 2022 at 6:55 PM.

  1. Lujon

    Lujon Supporting Member

    May 29, 2020
    I rarely get this lucky, I found one of my favorite basses, a 1985 mij Fender PJ-555 Boxer bass, in one of my favorite colors, aged white/yellow. It’s in incredible shape, smooth black neck, dark rosewood board, original F knobs and original hardshell case! And that color!!!

  2. Lujon

    Lujon Supporting Member

    May 29, 2020
    Wow, look at that vintage tint, this thing was bright white!

  3. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    I am a fan. CONGRATS :bassist:
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  4. Krizz


    May 26, 2018
    Columbus, OH
    Nice find, enjoy!
  5. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Sweet!! I like it. How does it sound and play?
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  6. Lujon

    Lujon Supporting Member

    May 29, 2020
    While doing a quick setup one of the neck bolts snapped off in the neck!!! I had a mini heart attack, but thankfully enough of the screw was protruding to remove it.

    The action is quite low and the neck is so smooth! The “hot rod” pickups sound great, I love being able to toggle through the pickups and the tone control is pretty cool. Overall: yes please!
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  7. Lowendchamp


    Jun 27, 2021
    Shelton WA
    When those were new did they come stock with the Leo Quon bridges?
  8. Lujon

    Lujon Supporting Member

    May 29, 2020
    No, they originally came with a black bridge.
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  9. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Nice! Love the color!
    I also got a few weeks ago an "E" series mid 80's Boxer. This one seems to be a rare bird too. Don't see too many in Burgundy Mist....No less fretless. Great basses! I also just picked one of the new reissues, but fretted.

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  10. and smell?
  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    gee, @Lujon, it's pretty cool to get all/most of your favorites packed into one ax, but your waiting and patience paid off, huh? love PJs and yours is super --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  12. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Now that's cool. Congrats!
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  13. Lujon

    Lujon Supporting Member

    May 29, 2020
    Ooh that's hot! I missed my chance at a fretless like that one. I'm jealous!

    Haha, funny that was a big concern. Figured it was going to smell like smoke but thankfully no smell at all. I wonder if the materials inside a case ever off-gas and cause the yellowing or if it's all UV and/or smoke exposure?
  14. Barry Vestal

    Barry Vestal

    Nov 24, 2015
    My no#1 very modded pb551 was burgundy mist but has turned to a nice copper color over the years...Congrats on a beauty!! IMG_20211018_124521093.jpg
  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Gorgeous congrats I absolutely love these basses and the knobs are getting to be worth more than the bass :thumbsup:
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  16. Cool! What is the difference between that and a Jazz Bass Special?
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  17. Lujon

    Lujon Supporting Member

    May 29, 2020
    Good question for which I do not have an answer. I noticed that some of the Jazz Bass Specials have the truss adjustment behind the nut, and are not painted black on the back, while others are.
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  18. Krizz


    May 26, 2018
    Columbus, OH
    What's the nut width? That might be the only difference besides the later name change. JBS's are 1-1/2"' thus the "Jazz" in Jazz Bass Special.
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  19. The Jazz Bass Specials with the truss rod adjustment behind the nut has 1.5 J nut width. The ones with heel adjusment hole has P bass nut width.
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  20. Basically yes. But early Jazz Bass Specials until about 1986 had P nut width. Porbably leftower necks from this series rebadged.
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