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NBD Fender American Special p-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by magyk8ball, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. magyk8ball


    Jan 27, 2009
    I decided to get the american special Precision bass while it was on sale at GC. Seems like a great deal for this bass, leaps above performance from the mim stuff, not leaps above in price. Really digging this thing so far.

    Should fill a niche i dont have with my other basses, and it looks good sitting next to them
  2. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    I played one at GC....much better then MIM stuff....great for people who like light basses. I dont like light basses so I passed on it....but super light for people who like that!
  3. I had all I could do to not buy one of these on sale a couple months ago. I don't need one, but they're definitely nice basses. Congrats!
  4. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    I saw one for $699 a while back and it was hard to pass it up. The look, sound and feel is a killer combo on these.
  5. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    Nice looking bass!, congrats!
  6. Do like the price, kind of having a hard time falling in love with that finish.
  7. That is a sweet classic workhorse!!
  8. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    Yes, and yes. Congrats!
  9. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    congrats!! a great bass! future classic! i love it!!!!
  10. Arial Bender

    Arial Bender

    Oct 28, 2012
    Largo Fla.
    I put a down payment on a used Sunburst 2010 With rose board @ GC last week $ 499.00 saw it and couldn't get it out of my head.
  11. magyk8ball


    Jan 27, 2009
    These things are really light. You are correct. This is the lightest bass i have, its definitely different.
  12. tinman 1967

    tinman 1967

    Mar 6, 2010
    Very light. Play awsome! At least the one I messed around with at GC in Syracuse NY. Trying to pry it from one of the associates paws was not an easy task. He kept telling me that if it was still there in a few days, he was buying it.:eek:

    I wonder if they will be available until the end of Jan. at this price? I may have to get myself a birthday present......:ninja:
  13. jeffwo


    Feb 16, 2010
    Leesburg, Virginia
    Beautiful! Good deal.
  14. I played one, and will again this weekend if GC doesn't sell it, but how durable does the finish seem? It reminds me of my first bass (stripped basswood body), so I'm squeamish about the soft feeling finish. Does it feel as if it'd ding easily? or is it fairly scratch resistant?
  15. Beautiful bass. Not a big fan of sunburst finishes but I am really liking that one. Its subtle and classy. Great score!
  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats! Love them Precision basses.
  17. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    They say that about everything.
  18. I just got my GC to order one for me for $633 after tax!

    They are giving these away, but they're great MIA basses,
  19. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
    I picked one up last weak,I plan on playing it for years.
    great choice!