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NBD Reassembled a Fiesta Red Road Worn P many many Pictures

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FunkHead, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    I got this bass from MetsMan75(Great TB'r) in unassembled condition. I wanted to show how beautiful these basses really are. You just can't imagine how cool these are without seeing one in person. There must be 2 full days involved in the Roadworn process. Truly a custom shop caliber bass.
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    I hope you enjoyed the Pics. You should have a better idea now of how these actually look up close. I rehearsed last night with this Baby and it was so sweet. There's no shortage of tone here, Just pure P-Bass sweetness.
  3. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
  4. Very nice!
  5. Throw a bridge cover on and they get even nicer
  6. 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
    Is that a 2009?

    Looks great, and no doubt sounds even better. Thanks for the pics and play the heck out of that P-bass!
  7. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    I am pretty sure it's 2008/2009. Thanks for checking out the Pics. ;) I am going to rock this baby tomorrow night. It's our last show on the books until Feb. 2nd
    I know you are right. I was planning on ordering both covers tonight if I can't find them here on TB.

    Thanks. I am really liking this bass. It's amazingly light at only around 7 Lbs. I think this may be a keeper for sure.
  8. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    I used this for my Gig last night and it killed. If you're on the fence about these, don't be! Every note up and down the neck was was punchy and clear. The band all said it sounded great and the audience was grooving all night. Get yourself one of these babies if you can.
  9. Thumper


    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    I miss mine but the new band (Buck Gerbil, Classic Country/Rock) requires a fiver.
  10. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    5'rs are fun as heck. I gigged for years with G&L 2500, Stingray 5, Sadowsky MS5, Warwick $$ Streamer 5 and others. It's so nice now to be able to do 4 string gigs but I still crave a five string. Sadowsky MS5 was by far the most playable and enjoyable of any of my 5 strings. I wish I never sold mine.
  11. Thumper


    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    I couldn't be happier with my Squier VMP5, a cheap way to get a fiver back in the harem.
  12. Pattycakes


    Jun 22, 2013
    these basses are unbelievably good. thanks for the pics :D
  13. 1bassplayin

    1bassplayin -Nowhere Man- Supporting Member

    Thanks for the pics. I have the 2 tone burst model. these are very nice basses.
  14. Congrats,
    I have the burst version of this bass. It has aged well and plays great. Not gonna part with it anytime soon. The neck finish wears nicely. Mine has worn completely off from 3-9 , never mind the wear on the body.

    Great Basses.
  15. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Sounds sweet. Have you gigged it a lot? They seem to be built like tanks.
  16. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    I think you made the right decision there my friend!! That is a beautiful bass. I almost had a chance to get my hands on a gorgeous neck, very similar to that(!), but the timing was a little off. :D
    I've owned a Road Worn P bass, but bad life stuff happened, and I had to let it go. I currently have a parts P bass with an RW neck, that I love a lot, but I've been obsessing on owning a true RW precision again lately....a bit too much, maybe. :ninja:
  17. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Best of luck getting another one. I had this neck on a MIM body with Duncan SB-1's. It was fine but I like it a lot better on the original body.:hyper:
  18. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    love those RW precisions. with they would make'em lefty though. what neck are you going to put on the MIM and have you gotten the ashtrays/tug bar yet?
  19. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    No kidding. I'm amused by the "wear" pattern. It was exactly the same on my burst RW as the pictures. I put covers and a tug bar on mine and have played the crap out of it. The finish is worn off the back of the neck and the finish "hole" adjacent to the pickguard is now a real hole from being worn by my thumb. I took a sharpie and colored in where the black was missing, but now that's worn through, too. So it is a reliced de-reliced relic. Or something like that. Anyway, it's not even so much how it looks as how it plays. It's just a great bass all around and the neck is excellent. The frets are great, and they will probably last a long time since I use flats on it. The pickup lets me be very expressive, too. It is a fantastic instrument right out of the box.

    I wouldn't hit it with a hammer because the hammer might get hurt! It is a beast in all ways, and being already beat up looking, I don't worry much about what happens to its finish. Mine even has a real cigarette burn on the headstock now from a real cigarette. How authentic is that!
  20. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    It's great to hear this. Mine has the cigarette burn but I am not sure how Fender does it. I am about to put some Steve Harris Flats on it. :) Thanks for the post. I really love hearing about the Love for these basses.