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The Official Fender Precision Bass Club (Part 8)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Fun Size Nick

    Fun Size Nick

    Feb 21, 2006
    Hong Kong
    Try it with the neck on, using a small screwdriver while manually backbowing the neck with your hand to ease the pressure on the truss rod nut. It should turn quite freely if the thread is properly lubricated. Works for my '74 :)
  2. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I loved the look on my charcoal frost P, but not having the notch for truss access was too much for my OCD to handle. There is a company out there that custom makes them (ie; truss notch, correct screw pattern) but they’re insanely expensive. My neck is plenty stable and it’s not like I need immediate access at all times, so I should probably get over it...because it looks so damn good!
  3. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    I’ve had mine for a few years now and it is only just starting to maybe need one. It isn’t a regular thing. I will sit down one day and do it right. take the neck off, clean everything, switch strings :thumbsup:
  4. Well after many years with a squier Matt Freeman pbass I finally got a USA fretted. I also have a Tony Franklin PJ fretless. 20190301_160510.

    This bass is a fender mod shop professional in fiesta red and the 60's original pickup not v-mod. I have a set of la'bellas waiting to go on.

    Most people see the mod shop as pointless, but I got what I wanted and didn't mind spending the extra $200 for what I wanted.
  5. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    I'm usually not a huge fan of the gold anodized guards, despite my sometimes desire for one on my Precision for historical effect, but that combination looks awesome.

    Lack of truss rod access would probably get to me personally, but I've been spoiled with easy-access truss rods for too long and I'm afraid I can't go back. I wonder if anybody makes a 13-hole version with a notch...
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  6. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Precision Bass
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  7. descendent22


    Jul 29, 2015
    88A2ED8E-2838-42A0-9353-16321927EA06. Left to Right:
    •Fender Mexican standard my 1st ever Fender. EMG active pickups,Omega bad ass II nickel played brass bridge,1ply white pickguard,Dunlop strap locks,”F” logo neck plate, Mexican Standard Jazz Neck

    •2004 Red Fender Deluxe P Bass special. Fender deluxe big block brass plated bridge, standard active EMG pickups, tortoise shell pickguard, Dunlop strap locks,F logo neckplate

    •2018 white Fender Deluxe active P Bass special. Deluxe big block brass plate bridge, all parts Vol/tone knobs,EMG x series active pickups,Dunlop strap locks. I built this bass by ordering/buying the neck and body & hardware included from the stratosphere. I then bought the pickups and 18v battery compartment while I already had the rest of everything I needed. By doing it this way I saved $350.

    • 2011 Black Fender deluxe active p Bass special.Deluxe Big block brass plated bridge, EMG Xseries active pickups,All parts vol/tone knobs, red tortoise shell pickguard, F logo neckplate,Dunlop strap locks.

    I modify all my Basses to look,sound,perform and feel the way I need them too. Nothing of mine is stock. I use only Round wounds as well.
  8. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Thank you sir! Bookmarked. IMO $110 isn't too bad considering that there isn't huge demand and no official version exists (I'd expect Fender's own official part to cost at least half that).
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  9. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    You can also check STRATosphere. I have seen fully loaded gold pickguards on there.
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  10. Rob Leonard

    Rob Leonard

    Feb 16, 2019
    55ADBED0-F969-4FD4-A5DE-CDE1DF4650DC. AC5C6203-65D1-4436-BBF3-0D19431BA3C4. 60EE18ED-457F-48BD-8DF3-1C6C3A14968D. Decided to give my 88 MIJ standard a little makeover. Used to play lots of Maiden with this bass, thus I installed a Badass II bridge and Seymour Duncan SPB-1 pickup. We’ll, after throwing on some heavy gauge flats I decided to go back to its original bridge and threw on a red tort guard I had laying around. Topped that off with a thumbrest as well. I’m digging this new look, this bass hasn’t seen one in more than 15 years. Here’s a before and after pic.
  11. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    That black guard is hot!
  12. Rob Leonard

    Rob Leonard

    Feb 16, 2019
    It was for years, need something a little different now.
  13. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    That's one thing you can count on, change. ;)
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  14. ToneMaven


    Dec 22, 2018
    Think this is good enough to get me a club number? :smug:

  15. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Dang. drool
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
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  16. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I played one at Truetone Music in Santa Monica when the limited run was issue. Sooo light!
    Wish'n I'd bought it now, they were priced in the 7-8 range IIRC. Good fretwork, too.
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  17. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Got this beaut on the TB Classifieds. American Standard 2011 FSR. Ash with ‘hog stain. These came with the not-great pre-2012 pickup. Love it with a Lollar. Sounds huge, plays great. Around 8 pounds. :smug:

  18. grungeman


    Jan 30, 2019
    I was asked how I like the Fender Player Series....Well...

    Im up to 3 P's now 2 Players and a AVRI

  19. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    I sold my American Standard Precision 5 about 6 years ago and kind of regretted it. Happened on a good deal for a 2016 AS-P5 with flats on it late last week so I bought it. I need to take a pic of my 3P's.


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  20. BigDrew


    Jun 1, 2016
    Nice! What is the black one?

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