Question about a custom shop Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassmanJoe, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. BassmanJoe

    BassmanJoe Guest

    Has anyone seen the blue sparkle P-Bass with the mirrored (chromed) pickguard? I saw it on Vh1's Cover Wars series and it is so nice looking. Can anyone give me information on it? (Price,availability,year made etc)? Thanks
  2. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    Umm, I can't say about the color of the bass cause I don't know. I do know two things, however:

    1. The mirrored pickguard is something you can buy in a bass/guitar shop. I've seen them before at multiple places.

    2. Weezer does indeed rule.

    These are all the things I know. Nothing more.
  3. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    that would be a custom shop bass. You have to buy it from the Fender Custom shop, hence the name. They are like 4 grand and you can't just buy them, you have to have them custom made buy an expert dude in California.
  4. BassmanJoe

    BassmanJoe Guest

    Thanks Foolfighter and Lo-End. I have a question for Foolfighter: Where have you seen these pickguards? And to Lo-end ill just buy a P-Bass and have it painted :p:mad:
  5. Anyone here at TB have a custom Fender?
  6. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Of course, Why????!!!!!! You don´t have one????!!!!!......... uuuuuhhhmmmmm!!!!!

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  7. Chill. Usually you can ask about a bass here at TB and chances are someone might have one.

    You could have done that without putting yourself off as a jerk.
  8. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    ooooOOOooooohhhhhhhh I´m so sorry...... I did hurt your feelings!!!!!!!

    (Yes, i´m still sarcastic)
  9. No one likes to be belittled.
  10. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9 Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    ill third that :D :cool:
  11. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    That´s a new word for me...... gotta get my dictionary right now......
  12. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    No Problem man. I live in Arizona, and there is a place called the Bass Place in Tempe, a nice shop that isn't a chain. They have/had such a pickgaurd there, among multiple others. I don't remeber seeing it there the last time I visited, but I was looking for my next bass, not customizing my own, so I can't say for sure. I'm amusing here, but I would say a similar shop where you live would have such a pickguard. Someone more experienced should correct/back me up on this: there are good bass stores that are online that would likely have that pickguard in stock, or at least have connections to order one and ship it to you. Places like or perhaps would be good places to email if the local shop option wasn't available. I don't know too much about those places, except the rave reviews I hear from Talkbassers, and have no personal experience with them. I'm sure if I'm totally wrong I will be corrected soon.
  13. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    More than likely,what you saw was the Steve Harris signature PBass. Lake Placid Blue Metallic finish with a Claret Red Mirror Pickguard. It is made in Japan, and lists for $799. I think Musician's Friend has them for $569.
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Yeah, 2 arew Sadowsky's & 3 are Warmoth's. :p

    Hey BassmanJoe, you can find the pickguard @ places like, & you can go to a local music store & have them order one. If you're in the mood to build you're own "Custon Fender", Warmoth makes GREAT Fender licenced parts & I have 3 GREAT Warmoth basses.

    P.S. Let's stay on topic, children. :rolleyes:
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  15. gruffpuppy

    gruffpuppy Guest

    Aug 15, 2000
    In your basement.
    I think Stu. . .Bassmonkee nailed it.

    That is just funny. From what I hear Sadowsky makes a great Fender. :D
  16. I notice that whenever I see reissues in gear mags, it says that they're custom shop basses... are they in the same league as other custom Fenders? I was reading in a Fender catalogue about master builders and a bunch of madness I didn't pay much attention to. I think I'll stop now before I confuse myself even more.
  17. LMAO! That belongs in someones sig!
  18. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Gotta love that Custon Fender.

  19. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ah, nice to see someone trying to make friends. that's great.
  20. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001

    another priceless quote from JT.