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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nasonm, Aug 1, 2020.
Oooh! And that particular one has the special feature of having the E/A saddle tilted the wrong way, playing hell with the intonation on a bass that is already problematic for intonation. Sweet.
But being serious...that looks nice. Wish the neck was gloss finished, though.
P.S. Needs single ply black clear coated Bakelite guard, and an open coil (i.e. 1st or 2nd generation Precision style) pickup.
P.S. Ordered one. 200 bucks? Yes, please. Already have all the upgrade parts except the Bakelite guard. 1/4 Lb. Duncan '51 P pickup, tuners off of one of my Mustang PJs. Even have a spare hard case and new strings for it. Will probably gloss coat the neck. The necks on these have nothing but a super thin matte sealer, which I can spray some clear right over. Or maybe TruOil.
Oh hell no!
Geez, I guess I'd better buy a Mustang ASAP!
‘sorry...don’t do pink...
Fingers crossed the do a P bass in this color....
You may some weird hang-ups, man
yep, am tired of the p/j set ups and non string thru bridges on the mustangs
They are 3, 5, and 7. I believe in them!
This is actually caused by the notches in the saddles being in the wrong places. There is NO WAY to fix this with a setup. The only way to make this right is to replace the saddles (or the entire bridge if you can't find separate saddles that aren't faulty like these ones).
There seems to be an entire batch of these faulty Bronco saddles around. I purchased a (regular red) Bronco from Thomann in September 2019 and it was utterly useless because it had these saddles. The spacing between A-D was MUCH wider than between E-A or D-G.
I kept the bass only because I happened to have a spare Bronco bass bridge (and later I ended up replacing it with a different bridge altogether to be able to intonate it properly).
DO NOT BUY THIS BASS unless you intend to replace the bridge (or at least the saddles if you can find them sold separately). Of course, even flawless Bronco saddles can't be intonated properly so lots of people replace the bridge on Broncos. If that's the plan then sure, go ahead. But DO NOT buy this bass if you intend to keep the stock saddles/bridge. It is faulty.
EDIT: I made Thomann aware of the problem at the time and they promised to look into it. I also posted a thread here on talkbass to warn people about it. I'm shocked to see these saddles still being used almost a year later. I'm pretty sure Fender must know about this.
Love shell pink.
Here's a pic of a faulty saddle from the Bronco I mentioned in my previous post, compared to a flawless Bronco saddle with the correct spacing. It may not look like a huge difference but it causes the string spacing to be WAY off.
EDIT: Sorry about the poor quality pic, I couldn't find the full size image. But zoom in and you'll see what I'm talking about.
It's grown on me for whatever that's worth.
All the same, this I believe: Shell pink bodies must have matching headstocks.
I move that all pics of shell pink instruments must have a non-white background.
That or desert sand.
Snagged one. I'll give it to my daughter. She'll (see what I did there?) love it.
I've got the shell pink Mustang PJ - as usual, pictures don't capture just how pink these basses are. I absolutely love the color and I know the squire will look great.
Don't hesitate about the color!
There are probably lots of people likeng it, but, sorry, i don't like it, neither the color, the design and pickup, the bridge, too.