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NBD!!! (Fender Content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turtle71, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Well, I was goofing around in one of my local music stores (name withheld to protect the innocent)...When what did my eyes behold?? A beautiful MIA Standard Precision.

    It was just hanging there in all of it's Burst/Tort & Maple beauty.

    They had it hanging amongst the MIM models, and had I not been looking in that area, I may have missed it.

    I have been after a MIA Precision for many, MANY years, but the finances just never allowed for it...Now, as I've aged, I find the finances a bit more forgiving of my "addiction"...Plus they tossed me a price I simply couldn't say no to.

    This bass was singing to me long before I even touched it, it sounds and plays better than I could have hoped for.

    Here she is! :hyper: (Sorry for crappy phone pics...I was way too excited to find the real camera).



  2. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Nice. Good choice!
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Very very nice congrats.
  4. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Great looking bass! Congrats.
  5. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Great choice...I love all my Fenders.

    All you need now is a set of flat wounds to make it "sing Old School".
  6. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Fender, EBMM, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Nice! Tort 'n maple is classy.
  7. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    Very, very nice! I ended up buying a 60th Anniverary P, but I went into the store looking for EXACTLY what you bought.

  8. sven kalmar

    sven kalmar

    Apr 29, 2009
    drummer forever and bassplayer in training? guess that goes for me too..
  9. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008
    Classic. Beautiful bass and a lifetime purchase.

    Maybe it's the photo, but the stings under the string tree look like they are unraveling or something.
  10. pringlw


    Nov 22, 2008
    Seattle Area
  11. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    Maple neck sets it off, brother. Good choice.
  12. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Very nice - congrats...

    - georgestrings
  13. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Thanks for all the comments guys :bassist:

    I stayed up and played this beauty well into the night...gonna pay for that all day today....

    Actually that's the cloth wrap, it's a very light blue, almost matches the strings, but looking at the pic, I can totally see what your saying.
  14. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    What not all of us do everyday is buyin' a beauty just like that!

    Enjoy my friend
    you deserved it

  15. Sleeq


    Feb 13, 2008

    All it needs is a black guard ;)
  16. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    did you get it in Madison?
  17. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Nope, I was goofing around in Milwaukee. (I live half way between Madison & Milwaukee, so both are kinda "local" for me).

    Madison's music stores leave much to be desired these days...:rollno:
  18. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    just curious, being a bassist from WI myself.....
  19. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008
    Goodness no! Tort is where it's at! Do not mess with that color combo!
  20. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I see by your 3rd picture that MIA was really important to you?