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NBD! Turquoise P-Bass (not quite authentic)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gustopher, Nov 17, 2020.


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  1. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    SWVA
    Hey! I found this sweet little P-Bass on Craigslist and scooped it up cheap. Definitely not a fender, looks to be a squier... maybe. Action was high and nut was off center, tuners are probably going to have to be replaced but the neck was straight and the truss rod works. It’s been repainted (poorly, lol) a beautiful turquoise color. Pickup sounds fantastic and now that I brought her home and gave it a nice setup, she plays like butter. Still need to file some sharp fret ends, but the action couldn’t be better and the intonation is spot on now. A great backup and fun mod platform, also my first P (other bass is a pj).
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  2. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Nice Colour !!!! Give it a Fender Roasted Maple neck !!!
     
  3. Nice bass (needs a mint guard)
     
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  4. C Stone

    C Stone

    Sep 4, 2020
    USA
    Nice score! I once snagged a super cheap craigslist bass that had a Squier body and a 7ender neck, it was a great player after set/up. Congrats and enjoy. Nice color bty. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. That looks great from the pics!!
    My vote is tort pickguard!!
    I'm jealous!!- I need a straight P bass as well!!
     
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  6. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    SWVA
    It looks better in the pics and from a distance, the paint is uneven, but honestly it still has a cool enough color that I won't mess with that part!
     
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  7. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Is the truss rod adjustment at the headstock?
     
  8. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    SWVA
    Yes, that’s why I’m sure it was a Squier that someone put a fender decal on. Good news is the Rod works and the neck is nice and straight.
     
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  9. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I would expect a Squier to have the black plastic sleeve inside the truss rod hole. Also, the tuning pegs look like a smaller diameter than Squier from that photo.
     
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  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Nice find, congrats! Cool color.
     
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  11. MotorCityMinion

    MotorCityMinion

    Jun 15, 2017
    Probably not a Fender or Squier. Look at the spelling in the decal.
     
  12. John Stephen

    John Stephen Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    SF Bay Area
    Good catch.
     
  13. C Stone

    C Stone

    Sep 4, 2020
    USA
    Too funny, did not register at first glance.

    skipped right over it...
     
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  14. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    SWVA
    lol, completely missed that! I know it’s definitely not a fender, I suppose this could be a Chinese neck. If so, it’s made well! Misspelling “precision” makes me smile inside, lol
     
  15. MotorCityMinion

    MotorCityMinion

    Jun 15, 2017
    Spelling errors tranzlaydead from Chineez prahduks can be quite common. It does not nesesasariily diminish kwalitee though.
     
  16. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    Great score! Awesome color too. Have fun!
     
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  17. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    I have ur ‘cousin’... go with Tort!! :cool:

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  18. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    SWVA
    I do have a tort guard on my other bass that I considered swapping onto this one, I love that combo! I also just placed an order for a bridge cover like that one too... great look!
     
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  19. Any native American would tell ya... Turquoise needs silver!
    Chrome pickguard for the win!.... :thumbsup:
     
  20. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    well, whatever it is it looks nice! i hope it's a great player for you, OP --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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