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Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by GeeBass, Jan 4, 2017.
UPDATE: this listing is no longer available, and thread is closed for posting - thanks!
I have one of these. Isn't this a hot rod series?
Hot Rod Precision. Got one, stone cold killer basses......
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.
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.
I miss mine!!! These are absolutely great basses! I can't imagine that the newer version could be any better than these...
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.
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.
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
easy to spot with how much closer the j is to the pickguard.
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.
It sure is, GeeBass.
Sorry for the derail.
I can delete my posts if you'd like.
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.
Were these nitro finishes like the AVRI series?
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.
Thanks! Beautiful bass! That tort is outstanding
I've got an identical bass. Don't see these to often but I love mine. Great tone. Good luck with the sale.
Great instrument and killer deal, good luck with the sale...