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Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by GeeBass, Jan 4, 2017.


  1. GeeBass

    GeeBass Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    North/Central NJ
    Price:
    $0
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New Jersey
    UPDATE: this listing is no longer available, and thread is closed for posting - thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2017
    El Tookay, JJR58, TinIndian and 2 others like this.
  2. JSandbloom

    JSandbloom Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Redding, Ca
    Grace Guitars USA
    I have one of these. Isn't this a hot rod series?
     
  3. El Tookay

    El Tookay Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Vancouver
    Hot Rod Precision. Got one, stone cold killer basses......
     
  4. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Weight?
     
  5. GeeBass

    GeeBass Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    North/Central NJ
    Bass weighs exactly 9 pounds even on my digital scale - nut width is a comfy 1 5/8" (this info has now been posted to my ad)
    I agree this model may be a 'Hot Rod' Precision Bass, due to the year and place of manufacture - but just noting that there is nothing on the bass that specifically says 'Hot Rod'.

    'El Tookay' above called it right - this bass is a stone-cold killer of a P bass!
    Someone is gonna be very happy putting down fat grooves with this beautiful 100% stock 17 year old mint Fender USA P/J bass.

    PM's replied.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
  6. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    Oh My!!!
     
  7. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    There never was. They just said "precision bass" on the headstock. They also had two different spacings for the bridge pickup, '60s & '70s. Yours looks like '70s. It should measure 1-3/4" from the front of the J to the edge of the treble side of the P.

    GLWTS
     
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  8. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    I miss mine!!! These are absolutely great basses! I can't imagine that the newer version could be any better than these...
     
  9. GeeBass

    GeeBass Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    North/Central NJ
    Thanks!
    Yes - this bass has a '70's' bridge pickup location - likely why the blended tone works so well on this particular P/J vs. 60's location P/J's.
    I've never heard of a Corona 'Hot Rod' P/J model that was offered with a different 60's pickup location option - it was not mentioned in any Fender press releases or literature for this model that I could find, and not evident in any photos.
     
  10. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    That's interesting to learn because I sold these at a major retailer back in 99' when they first came out. I definitely do not remeber any mention about the bridge pickup offered in 60's or 70's position as an option... But maybe I missed that day in training... But no doubt these are killer basses!! If I could afford a bass right now, this is the one I would snatch up on TB.
     
  11. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    They ended up with a name change at some point during their run. IIRC, it was first the hot-rod precision bass and then changed to hot-rodded precision bass.
    here's a pic of one with '60s spacing
    fender-vintage-hot-rod-60s-precision-bass-905930.
    easy to spot with how much closer the j is to the pickguard.
     
  12. GeeBass

    GeeBass Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    North/Central NJ
    Ok - thanks for the info and photo. What IS certain here is this bass is a 2000 Corona built P/J with 70's bridge pickup spacing - and it is a killer example.
     
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  13. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    It sure is, GeeBass.
    Sorry for the derail.
    I can delete my posts if you'd like.
     
  14. GeeBass

    GeeBass Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    North/Central NJ
    No worries man - thanks! I enjoy all these little Fender info nuggets. Amazing how Fender has gone on to create literally hundreds of different offerings and combinations - stemming from just the Precision and Jazz. Hard to keep track of it all.
     
  15. dtsamples

    dtsamples Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Wilmington, DE
    Were these nitro finishes like the AVRI series?
     
  16. GeeBass

    GeeBass Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    North/Central NJ
    I haven't been able to locate any reliable information on the exact finish used on these Hot Rodded P basses, but I would suspect that this is not a nitro finish.
     
  17. dtsamples

    dtsamples Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Wilmington, DE
    Thanks! Beautiful bass! That tort is outstanding
     
  18. hell_yes

    hell_yes

    May 6, 2005
    Florida
    I've got an identical bass. Don't see these to often but I love mine. Great tone. Good luck with the sale.
     
  19. JOE EDO

    JOE EDO Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Central New York
    PM'ed
     
  20. joinercape

    joinercape Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Great instrument and killer deal, good luck with the sale...
     

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