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NJBD X 2 (and any Fernandes info out there?)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TC2112, May 18, 2011.

  1. TC2112

    TC2112 Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Parke County, Indiana
    Nope - not new Jazz bass day, but new Japanese bass day x 2

    Actually new bass weekend -

    Got this early 90's Fernandes Japan P body and neck, ordered a GFS P bass pup (needed one quickly and cheaply, sounds pretty good). Got the pup on Friday at 4:30 PM, threw it in, strung it up with some LaBellas and gigged it for 3 hours Friday night.

    Saturday morning was met with a package from FedEx with a GORGEOUS 1977 Greco Mercury P bass (Fuji Gen) with an incredible Lindy Fralin slightly overwound pup that was already wearing a new set of LaBellas. This bad boy got gigged 4 hours on Saturday night.

    I don't normally do these new bass threads, but I am just blown away by these 2 quality instruments. I have owned several Fender P basses, MIA MIJ, MIM, MIK, and this Greco is absolutely the best P bass and maybe the best bass I have ever played. I just hope I don't get a wild hair and sell it off, cuz I know I'll regret it. Oh, and this Fernandes is really pretty darned nice too, anybody know anything about them? I read some of them might have been made in the Fuji Gen too, but I can't find any info on serials or how to tell a year, but the serial sticker and neckplate clearly say "Made in Japan"

    Sorry my iPhone pictures stink, but "no pic, no bass"

  2. nice man!!! twin beauties!!
  3. UnfortunateTony


    Jul 26, 2010
    Lovin' the vintage Japanese basses these days :)
  4. TC2112

    TC2112 Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Parke County, Indiana
    Me too, and the classifieds have been just crawling with them. It's all I can do not to spend money every day.
  5. basstones

    basstones Supporting Member

    May 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Good place for info

    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com :: Index

    Feel free to use any of my pics of the Greco to show that baby off :D


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