NBD: Custom relic P bass from Poland

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by andare, Nov 11, 2021.

  1. andare


    Oct 4, 2016
    I wanted a P bass with a rosewood fretboard and vintage neck specs.
    This is the closest I'll ever be in my price range, in my favorite color, with a matching headstock and it only weighs 3.6kg with no neck dive. Instant buy as soon as I saw it.

    It's a 1993 MIJ Precision, the basic PB62 model I believe, basswood body, ceramic pickup and Gotoh GB-10 tuners. 42mm nut width, 7.25" radius slab rosewood board. The neck has a nice chunky oval profile with pronounced shoulders that really support the thumb. Tiny vintage frets.

    The original poly finish was removed, the body was treated with a sealer and painted in thin nitro. Nitro on the neck as well. Also: fret level and dress, nut touch up, shielding and a new jack. Completely quiet and the controls work flawlessly.

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    I like the relic look but like many I'd prefer to age a bass myself. However this is a unique custom paint job, I think it looks realistic and it's very detailed. And no need to be dainty with this one.

    The reports I've heard about Japanese Fenders check out. The neck is super straight. It's almost 30 years old, I don't think it's going to develop a ski jump any time soon.

    The bass came with Rotosound rounds. I'm trying real hard to keep them on but I'm a flats guy. The pickups sound good to me so no need for expensive alnico replacements for now.

    I purchased the bass from Restauracja Gitar in Poland. Mateusz did a great job, as he always does. I don't think I'll be hitting the Fender Custom Shop anytime soon :)

    PS: The strings are not aligned with the neck in those pics. It was a 1 minute fix. They are now perfectly aligned with the neck and polepieces.
  2. Hachimitsu


    Jun 6, 2019
    New Zealand
    Love that colour, enjoy your new bass!
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  3. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    Los Angeles
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  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Looks good to me...especially with that matching headstock.
    As for the relic naysayers, their opinions simply don't matter.
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  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    your great description of the ax makes it out to be perfect for you! good for you --- glad you got something you're crazy about --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  6. Sparuto


    Sep 12, 2018
    South Africa
    As a P and flats guy, your bass is right up my alley and it truly looks stunning!
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  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Very nice. Congrats.
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  8. andare


    Oct 4, 2016
    Thanks everybody!
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