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NBD: Ocean Turquoise Fender Player Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dark Horse, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    did a little trading today and came home with this beauty !

    Classic p bass tone ... plays and sounds great !

  2. saabfender

    saabfender Banned SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2018
    I hope you didn't get rid of the "Black Hat" bass. You know the one.
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  3. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I have one and love it
    MIM P with a limited finish; supposedly less than 120 made
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  4. Would buy the body immediately ...
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  5. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Love that Ocean Turquoise! :thumbsup:
  6. Phil60


    Jul 2, 2018
    Charlotte, NC
    Yep, nice Bass, have one myself. Enjoy it!

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  7. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    I’d like to know what you traded....

    When you say it, you should use a faux French accent: tur-kwaz.
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  8. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I got the same one for my son, its a really nice bass.
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  9. Damn last day for the sale at GC these are on sale for $499. If I wasnt in the process of a Pino look alike bass I'd be all over it.
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  10. Phil60


    Jul 2, 2018
    Charlotte, NC
    Luckily I picked up mine when they had them at $475, plus I used $40 more in discounts on it. Not too bad.
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  11. I had a 99-01? USA Jazz in ocean turquoise. It was my first expensive bass at 1k after tax.

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  12. I just picked one up this past Friday! I wish there was a little more info about them. This post is the first where somebody mentioned how many were made.

    It’s actually my first P bass ever in over 20 years of playing. Everyone keeps saying I should swap out the pickup for (insert brand here), but so far I think it sounds great as is.

    I’m going to play a few gigs with it before I decide to change anything.
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  13. I had band rehearsal last night with this for the first time and absolutely loved how it sat in the mix. Looks great doing it as well! 40C56164-9E6A-466B-ACBA-46E5AF8B9DC8.
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  14. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Did you find a new one? GC seemend low on inventory back in November.
    I think the pup is a little low mid heavy and a bit murky.
    OTOH, one of my projects like this bass better!
    The tuners are not great.
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  15. Yes, this was brand new out of the box and I just happened to be the first person to even play it. The GC in Rockford, IL. doesn’t get a lot of traffic, so I got lucky.

    The tuners aren’t perfect for sure. I like more low mids personally, and it hasn’t been murky with a new set of D’Addario XL Chrome flats so far. I’ll have to see how it fares as they break in though.
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  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    That is a gorgeous color!
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  17. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I'm not fond of the pickup, it's rather bleh sounding. But the tuners seem fine to me, it's always in tune when I dig it out of my 12 year olds' room.
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  18. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Mine has not been the usual positive Fender tuning experience: i.e. Tune it twice a year if it needs it or not.
    I've got some early 70's Fenders that just don't go out of tune even with weather changes.
    The neck has been really stable too.

    It amazes me that since it probably costs pennies to make a great pickup instead of just an OK pup thatsome manufacturers really miss the boat.
    OTOH, Perhaps the thinking was let's put in a low mid bump so that it sounds better with small practice amps.
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  19. codiak


    Mar 16, 2017
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I have the same one but an MIM Standard. Slapped a set of Model P’s in it.

  20. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    There’s a bass in that pic?
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