NBD: "New" 2013 MIM P Bass in LPB.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MCF, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. MCF


    Sep 1, 2014
    IMG_0015.JPG So work took me to Redding, CA last Wednesday. If I have time, I often check out local music stores when I'm out of town for business. I walked into Herreid Music. The employees and owner were very nice.

    It had a red tag on it that read $407.00. Not a nick or scratch on it. Neck and fretwork looked and felt fine. The protective plastic was still on the pickguard and it was clean and clear. So, I plugged it into a Rumble 500 combo and played on it for awhile. Very nice, even with aged stock strings. A check with a tuner confirmed that the intonation was spot on.

    So I bought it. Another impulse buy that means I'll have to wait a while longer for the Ric I want. The owner gave me a set of Hybrid Slinky's (which I'll use on another bass) and I bought a $9.99 basic On Stage stand. Out the door with tax for everything came to $445.75. Since it is new from an authorized dealer, it is covered by the Fender Warranty. And the shop offers courtesy adjustments for a year, although I take care of my own setups and won't be using that service.

    I took it home, lowered the action a tad and gave the truss rod an eighth of a turn to make the neck nice and straight the way I like it. After playing it for a couple of hours yesterday, I'm really happy with it. It'll be getting a set of flats and I'll remove the pickguard plastic once I decide Chromes or something different.

    And here it is with cousin PJ:

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  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Nice buy! Play it well. :thumbsup:
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  3. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    "A circumstance beyond our control..."
    Back on the Chain Gang, The Pretenders (1984)
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  4. MCF


    Sep 1, 2014
    Yep, that's what I tell my wife.

    And thanks for the reminder to be careful about what's in the background of pictures I post!
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