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NBD - Fender MIM Cabronita Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CiaranQ, Apr 25, 2018.


  1. CiaranQ

    CiaranQ

    Jan 23, 2018
    Australia
    Hey all,

    Found this on eBay with a low bid price just before it finished. Ended up getting it for $500 AUD delivered ($380 USD). Pretty happy with that price, and by Australian Used Fender pricing, it's well below average. I think it went under the radar on eBay.

    Pretty much in new-ish condition, some swirls the finish but nothing that some cutting compound couldn't fix. Neck is flawless, and the tuners/bridge are still shiny.

    Chucked a set of slightly used chromes (hence the fuzzy cottons) on there to tame the highs of the fidelitron pickups, sounds OK so far, but the flats need time to break in.

    It's no classic P-bass sound, but I like what it does. It might need a little more EQ tweaking to make it sit in the mix how I like, but that's also no big deal.

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  2. I dig it! I've wanted to try one of these but I've never even seen one in the wild. Enjoy!
     
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  3. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Gotta love the black / maple !!:thumbsup:
     
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  4. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Big congrats on the Cabronita! You don’t see many of these come up for sale of late.

    Love mine and it's a favorite of my band as well.
     
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  5. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Congratulations on a fine Fender acquisition! :woot: Just pop in a TV Jones Thunderblade pickup. :bassist:
     
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  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    nice looking ax! congratulations on your instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  7. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have one in sunburst. It's an excellent bass.
     
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  8. biguglyman

    biguglyman

    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    I've got the Squier version of that bass and love it. The Thunderblade pickup really makes it speak. Well worth the investment. For the record I used the "neck" position Thunderblade.

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  9. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    I had one of these which I got for about the same price as you, I loved the neck on it, big and fat, I couldn’t get the pick up to work for me, although I may have been too young to appreciate it!

    Congrats
     
  10. J Dykman

    J Dykman

    Feb 9, 2018
    Been lurking awhile and picked up a Cab today. Lovin' it so far!
     

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  11. CiaranQ

    CiaranQ

    Jan 23, 2018
    Australia
    I have flipped this since this post. I just liked my 57RI MIJ P bass more.

    I've also since acquired a Squier VM Fretless, another BB735A, a JB62 MIJ Jazz Bass (which I have since returned due to a bung neck) and a SBMM Sub Ray 4.

    Yeah, I have GAS.
     
  12. nasonm

    nasonm

    Jan 28, 2004
    Bangor, ME
    I've been on the hunt for one in sunburst...gotta be patient. Eventually I'll find one at a can't-turn-down price!
     
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  13. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Nice! I’ve never managed to put my hands on one of these, but I like the concept and the look.
     
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  14. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    I've modded the snot out of mine but the originals are great as is. Cabronitas have a vibe all their own. The centered pickup position really hits the sweet spot.
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  15. J Dykman

    J Dykman

    Feb 9, 2018
    I hope your not offended that I am gonna copy this a little.
     
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  16. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    I'd be honored. Especially since I copied from @God's Favorite Bass. :D
     
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  17. Yay!!!
     
  18. biguglyman

    biguglyman

    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    TV Jones... just sayin'.
     
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  19. cruiser150768

    cruiser150768

    Jan 15, 2015
    I put in a Thunderblade first and then a ThunderMag. The Thundermag has a little more agrassive tone. Perfect for playing fast. The sound sits perfect in the mix of a rock band and playing with TI-Flats it has more "wood" in the sound than a Thunderblade.
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