NBD: FSR P bass special

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brushfirewolf, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. brushfirewolf


    Nov 12, 2016
    View attachment 3449541 Just picked this up as scratch and dent from GC for $600- supposedly marked down from $899. Was in the market for a P so with the cool 70s jazz neck and noiseless jazz bridge pickup this seemed like a good deal. Love the color too.

    Can't find much about it though. It was a limited run for Guitar Center/Musicians Friend so far as I can tell, so there I'm struggling to find good specs. Looks like it has the same high mass bridge as the Nate Mendel sig. Does anyone know about the pickups?
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
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  2. tindrum

    tindrum Supporting Member

    May 2, 2007
    Suffolk, VA
    Love it. Congrats!
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  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    NBD = New Bass Day
    NDB = Naked Dog Butt

    How embarassing!
    (Nice bass, btw!)
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  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    This one?
    NBD...Fender Knocks It Out Of The Ballpark!
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  5. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Features & details
    • Precision Bass body with Maple '70s Jazz Bass neck
    • Alder body with urethane finish Urethane body finish
    • Gloss urethane neck finish
    • Synthetic bone nut
    • Maple fingerboard
    • 20 Frets
    • Black block inlays
    • 34 Scale
    • Chrome hardware
    • 3Ply parchment pickguard
    • Fender high mass bass bridge
    • Standard open gear tuning machines
    • Passive Fender Precision split single-coil with passive Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position
    • Volume, Volume and Tone controls
    • We've teamed up with Fender to bring you another great-sounding, unique one-off bass loaded with premium features
    • The exclusive Deluxe PJ Bass has a Precision Bass body with the neck of a '70s Jazz Bass
    • It features the appointments you've come to love about most Fender instruments like an alder body, urethane finish, maple fingerboard and a Fender high mass bass bridge
    • Perhaps the most interesting feature aside from the mash-up of P Bass body and J Bass neck is the combination of Precision and Jazz Bass pickups
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  6. brushfirewolf


    Nov 12, 2016
    Saw those but was looking for more on the pickups. Thanks for the link. So they’re just calling them “vintage special” whatever that means. The P pickup sounds great though and that’s what I wanted. Jazz pickup sounds ok- a little weak but no hum. Very happy with it so far. Sounds and feels quite comparable to the MIA I’ve owned.
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  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    A very popular Fender around here.
    Should've held onto mine.
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