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NBD - just a lowly Players series P-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geeza, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Back in the summer of '79 I was going into my senior year of high school. I had taken my hard earned money and bought my first good bass, a '78 Precision that the local music store had leftover from their Christmas sale and still marked down to $399. I snagged it.

    Mine was Oly white with a maple board. It was THE bass for a number of years, until I (stupidly) stripped the body and then eventually traded it in. I have owned many other basses over the years, but always wanted that first one back. There's just something about white with maple that flips my switch. When Fender released the Player Series P-bass in buttercream, it called my name. It looked like my old yellowed, smoke-stained P.

    Thanks to the impending holidays, Sweetwater was gracious enough to have 48 month same as cash, so I ordered it on Black Friday. It arrived last night (along with a replacement black pickguard to match my old bass).

    Here it is going into surgery:




    The only other things to do is adding a thumbrest in the 70's location (next to the E string) and putting a Badassesque bridge on it.

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  2. Chico Ruger

    Chico Ruger Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2014
    Western NC
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  3. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Nice! :thumbsup:
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  4. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Nothing lowly about that....Congrats!
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  5. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    The Player Series are killer basses. The one I just received (sage green P bass) is every bit as good as any of the Fender American basses I played over the past few years. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that it weighs in at 7 pounds 13 ounces!
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  6. cholyoke

    cholyoke Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Rubber City
    That is a great yellow.
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  7. MrWolf14


    Jun 28, 2015
    Munich (Germany)
    very cool... I like maple on "cream" ... classy :)

    enjoy this beauty.

    Ciao, Domenico
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  8. 2o47f0.

    'Tis a nice bass Amish!

    Buttercream. Makes sense.

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  9. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    I just remarked in another post how this bass and it’s color is the only new P that catches my eye.

    Good for you! Look great, now break that thing in!
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA

    (Can we see it come out of the shadows in all of it's late 70s glory?) :D
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  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    love the black pickguard on that great looking ax! congrats on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  12. J-Mags


    Jun 18, 2018
    Durham NC
    My ex had almost exactly the same 78 P-Bass as you. White with black pickguard and Badass! Hers had an EMG installed by the time she got it. Nice bass.
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  13. I put DiMarzio's in mine.
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  14. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    Looks great with the black guard! Hope you love it!
  15. Don't know if you're old enough to remember, but I got the '78 at Spriggs Music in Washington (I lived in Canonsburg)
  16. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    100% Agree. Sweet P.
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  17. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Nice, the black pickguard make the butter cream pbass look great !!!
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  18. Resonance129


    Feb 15, 2011
    Nothin lowly about the Player series. I've been impressed every I've picked one up.
    Plus, you got one of the coolest colors available :cool:.
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