NBD - MIA Precision

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  1. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    I've been gassing for a Fender Precision for some time now, and I finally pulled the trigger on a new Fender American Standard Precision Bass in 3-color sunburst, with a rosewood board.
    I strung it with flats as soon as I got it home, and it has all the warmth, thump and growl I could want from a good P-bass.
    While my USA Spectors & CIJ Geddy Lee Jazz Bass deliver awesome classic rock & modern metal sounds, I was looking for something that served up authentic old-school Bob Babbitt & James Jamerson tones, and the American Standard has more than exceeded my expectations without breaking the bank.



  2. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggbassplayer.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    Nice bass- I've got one just like it, and love it!
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  3. rigtec


    Jan 30, 2012
    "Very nice" ...and a true american Icon!

    Best to you!
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    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    my 2013 (also burst) is really nice but recently put Sadowsky Black Label flats on her and she sounds soooo much nicer. Flats go great with the CS 60s.
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  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Very cool. Have fun!
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  6. That is a incredible looking burst.
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  7. ggoat!!!

    ggoat!!! Inactive

    Apr 6, 2008
    Thanks for posting! I can't remember the last time I saw a P-bass with a tort pickguard strung with flats on this site. I bet it sounds GREAT with absolutely no EQ or coloration whatsoever from an amp. It's nice to see people thinking "out da box"!!!


    Just kidding...great burst and nice wood character on that bass actually!
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  8. The American Standard Precisions are great basses enjoy :cool:.
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  9. Midak


    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Happy NBD! :) Enjoy! :)

    P.S.: What strings are those?
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  10. Snap. Now with D'addario flatwounds post pic:

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  11. freshyk


    Aug 23, 2005
    Very nice - I love mine a bit more every time I jam.
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  12. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Put on some LaBella flats or TI Jazz flats and get the full potential out of your nice bass.
  13. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    GHS flats. Very nice feeling set. Purple silks on the post ends, no silks on the ball ends.
    From what I have read, they really balance out after 100 hours or so of playing, but they are sounding pretty darned good so far after just 5 hours of play time....
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  14. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    I know, so rare to see a bass like this, huh? :D
    Part of the appeal of this bass for me was having something so universally classic & iconic in both tone and appearance.

    As for thinking "out of the box", I have that pretty well covered with my custom NEO "RockBass", built many years ago for me by Pennsylvania luthier Rich Roland....


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  15. Midak


    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Thanks! ;) I use TI flats, which are really top-of-the-line, too.
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  16. sequel91


    Jan 7, 2013
    Rochester, NY
    Congrats on the new American P--she's a beauty!
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  17. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again??

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Cool bass!! Congrats! She's a beauty!!
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  18. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Tried and true, it doesn't get much better than that. Enjoy.
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  19. SamJ

    SamJ Founder - Fender MIA Club Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    SFO / HNL

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    I love that typical burst, tort classic look. I used to really despise it. Actually painted an early 70s Precision which was burst/tort to Lake Placid blue. Whish I had not and still had it :***:.

    On my American Standard burst/tort I have been thinking about putting the ashtray and pickup cover on it to really complete that classic look. The thing is, the Precision plucking hand position gives so many tone variations, I don't want to lose the 'over the pup' tone I tend to go to at times. Either way congrats on a killer and classic sounding bass guitar.
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