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NBD! My very first NBD as a member of Talkbass too

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JCheung, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    So after approx. a year of GASsing hard for a P Bass (and some J basses too) I have finally gotten two milestones in bass buying to score an ultimate bass for me. From a local TBer bassman_al I got my very first Precision bass, first American made bass, and first passive bass. A 2003 Fender American Standard Precision Bass with the S-1 switch.

    It sounds great, exactly how you'd expect a P bass to properly sound, especially with my new favorite type of strings (bright flats).

    The neck and weight is pretty much perfect to my touch and the finish is great (I can't wait to wear it down from years and years of playing).

    This thing is a thumper with that classic P sound that one can feel rather than just hear.

    I know I know, no pics no bass...Well here's a quick cell picture for now, I'll take proper photos when I have the time and better light.

    Attached Files:

  2. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    congrats! now start looking for the next one :smug:
  3. sloppy_phil


    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    enjoy it! there will always be need of a P-bass in the life of a bass player, so have fun on your new journey with it
  4. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    hah, I wish but as luck would have it, bills have to be paid and money is needed elsewhere. Sold off my main bass for this one.
  5. For sure! Nooooooiiiiiiiiiiiisssse! :bassist:

  6. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    For sure, from that first note I became cash poor bass rich
  7. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Congratulations! Play the heck out of it!!!
  8. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Looks good, congrats!
  9. there is no other rich
    to the woodshed to justify yourself
  10. HockeyDawg


    Oct 12, 2012
    Pretty. Congratulations. It's so black. How much more black could it be and the answer is none, none more black.
  11. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    exactly what does this entail?
  12. Thumper


    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    Congratulation, she's a beauty! If you have a backup your set for life (unless you ever need a P5 :))
  13. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    Thanks, shame the only 5 stringer neck I've ever liked was that of a MM stingray classic 5
  14. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Nice bass. Congrats.

    Now, what's next? :D
  15. Thumper


    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    Well at least the necks would be the same width ;)

    Me, I like 'em wide
  16. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Cool, enjoy the bass.

    I joined just after a NBD, my first in many, many years.
  17. I love the neck on my Johnson by AXL JJ-850; lends itself to low action and lots of passion. Passive EMGs stock and I have the tobacco burst--- but here's an ebay for a "new" black one.
    They quit making the "Johnson by AXL" labeled models in 1993, according to personal email with AXL (older better wood).


    I got mine for $160 a year ago in a pawn shop, but I realize now what a steal...
    Great natural tone. Will need a set up. May need some sheilding/grounding. The tuners definitely aren't high quality, but keep it in tune. Nice Solid Bridge; replace the nut. Add Roto 77's. Pretend you are JPJ. Rinse; Repeat.
    It was my starter, so I'm partial… but it is a wildly comfortable playing bass, sitting or standing (light/balanced). :bassist:

  18. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    hopefully just a new amp and DI to record. But I'm an amateur with expensive gear now lol.
  19. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    Pics taken in better light

    Attached Files:

  20. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    I can see why you are excited! Nice score!