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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sneha1965, Mar 30, 2009.
Somebody should jump on this one over at Bass Central:
That looks freakin' killer!!!!!!
This is one of the pics of my 59 P-bass from Sweetwater before they shipped it to me:
It's not so NOS looking anymore! I've yet to take pics since receiving it. Need to do that.
What is the difference with the CS´59-P and the 62 RI-P bass? I´m waiting for the 62 to come home this week but today I saw a used CS-59 for sale for just $300 more. I gues the 59 is better or is it apple and oranges?
Nice to hear what you think. I can return the 62 RI for a full refund and thenI can buy the CS 59. But which are the better bass?
You're not kidding, link: http://www.infographic.com/fender/detail.php?FenderPN=66NOSJazz3TSBR
I'm drooling over this one as well:
The differences are pretty small, and smaller if you're getting it in Olympic White. If you're getting a Sunburst finish the CS finishes are nicer (brighter) and are 100% nitrocellulose. The AV RI 62 apparently has nitro over a thin polyurethane base. The rosewood fingerboard is nicer on the CS too and you get a quartersawn neck but that's just asthetics.
One advantage the 62 RI may have is a thinner neck (front to back) so if you prefer that shape that's a plus (and if you don't, it's not). I don't own a 62 but I've got a 57 RI and love the neck, and I've heard Fender uses the same profile for the 62.
Both are great P-basses. Wait until you get your 62 to decide but I suspect you'll be more than happy enough with it.
Yeah, the CS 59 is sunburst and the 62RI is Olympic white. It would be cool to have a 59 P-bass hehe. But if the 62 "feels right" I go with that.
But I have heard that with a 58 and a 59 P-bass you can manipulate the sound and it's really controllable basses in the studio. Maybe thats just old original basses and not CS? I wonder if the 62 is that also.
There is a 3T CS '59 RI going for $1600 on eBay right now. One just got away for the same price in Relic in MKW. To answer your question, I have played the '62 RI and own the '59 RI. They both felt good but the CS does have a better build quality. Also, if you go through basses like I do, you'll get a higher resale value out of the CS.
You have a good point on the resale value.