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Suggestions for a Fender-style builder?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the art guy, Mar 30, 2009.


  1. the art guy

    the art guy Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2008
    Iowa
    I've done some searching, but I'm trying to make sure I know what options there are (if any). I'm on a budget of about 800 dollars, and I want a P bass that's styled vintage (probably even reliced a little if possible). First priority is that it's a solid player, as I plan to make this my main bass for a long time ideally. Here's basically what I'd like:

    P bass with J neck
    Vintage looks & style/relic finish (nitro hopefully)
    As high quality components as possible, so no upgrading necessary

    I hope Dan Atkinson doesn't mind me mentioning his name here, but he recently sold a relic P in the classifieds that is very much like my desired bass. I've already contacted him, but are there any other builders (or basses) I should look at? Thanks in advance -

    (and please save the relic-bashing for your own internal dialogue)
     
  2. Kai Sanchez

    Kai Sanchez Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Miami
    I'd like hear any suggestions too...
     
  3. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Just wondering if that budget is realistic--it seems very low, IMHO. Are we talking passive?
     

  4. I was thinking the same thing...
     
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    search Rondomusic.com for an SX!
     
  6. It gets thrown around a lot around here... but it's SO true... I have never been outwrightly impressed with a new bass than my SX P/J
     

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