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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SherwoodGreen, Mar 6, 2013.


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  1. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    PLEASE!
    This is perhaps the most beautiful FCS P-Bass I've seen recently; and I've seen a few!

    SOMEONE please buy it before I am forced to swipe my C/C.

    I already have too many great basses, but IMO this one is a winner.

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Have you played it? if not save your money sir.
     
  3. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    FCS?

    have I played "it"?
    Well, no not "it" but I have played FCS P-Basses, and IMO they are great builds.

    What are your reservations, might I ask?:confused:
     
  4. DrSpunkwater

    DrSpunkwater

    Sep 17, 2012
    Sure, it's pretty and sure, it probably plays well. But is it worth $3k? If you can't honestly say it's well worth $3k, then you shouldn't buy it.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Now you're talkin'! Buy basses on looks first. That's what I always do.
     
  6. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    Yes, I have seen, played, (& really like) Wilkins.
    Of course there is also Sadowsky, Laklands, Nordy etc etc.

    But- IMO_ A Fender Custom Shop is that-
    A FENDER custom shop, with a cachet that is exclusive to FCS basses.

    Many opinions are that they are overpriced, etc. which can be said for many other brands of course.
    The build of this particular FCS P-Bass attracts me,I have no reservations about it quality-wise or price-wise, of course a $200 Squire is "just as good" etc.:D Kidding. I won't go there.

    As to issues with it's build or playability- NOT.
    YMMV of course.
     
  7. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012

    Quoting myself:

    I have played FCS P-Basses, and IMO they are great builds.


    Now-
    What didn't you understand as to my explaining that I liked FCS P-Basses?

    What you "always do" doesn't matter to me FYI.
    How's that?
     
  8. Gravy4001

    Gravy4001

    Jan 9, 2012
    Connecticut
    Uh...is it pink?
     
  9. DrSpunkwater

    DrSpunkwater

    Sep 17, 2012
    I think what he's getting at is that not all FCS P-basses are created equal.
     
  10. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    Uhh...it;s metallic burgundy mist.

    Jungimumbas Lakland is pink
     
  11. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    May 14, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    OP - Help me not buy this bass.

    Everyone - Here are reasons why you shouldn't buy said bass.

    OP -I don't care for your opinions.

    Was that about right?? :meh:
     
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Yep. That bass is only beautiful. That's all I'm gonna say about it.
     
  13. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    what who is getting into?

    "Sir Paul" above?

    I think the overall consistency of P-Bass builds from the FCS makes it one instrument I would not hesitate to buy unplayed-
    Similar to Sadowsky, Nordstrand, Lakland, and others.
     
  14. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    Yes Joe, that's about right, until I hear an "opinion" that I would value.

    Remind me, what were some of the reasons again?
     
  15. I second this notion
     
  16. Gravy4001

    Gravy4001

    Jan 9, 2012
    Connecticut
    That's the marketing dept's fancy name for pink.
     
  17. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    Unless you're considering buying it, that's really about all you need to say!:D
     
  18. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    I always thought it was "Gravy"
     
  19. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oh, GOOD!:rollno:
     
  20. DrSpunkwater

    DrSpunkwater

    Sep 17, 2012
    Munjibunga.

    If you're that into the bass, just buy it. It beats getting your jimmies rustled over people suggesting you shouldn't buy it after you made a thread to dissuade you from doing so.
     

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