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  1. The neck profile, radius, width and fretwire will be completely different on the roadworn compared to the deluxe so the dimensions are not exactly the same. That may have some bearing on your opinion.
  2. Can't help with that specific model, but 20 years ago I owned a passive Shark 5 and I regret selling it. It was a great bass. I believe the energy was a higher quality model, so I'm sure it's a great bass.
  3. Damn. That's the one I'm after. Couple of problems though: 1. I've more important purchases to make first. 2. I want it but I don't need it. (already own 7 basses, including one P) 3. The owner won't ship overseas.
  4. The red one is nice but I'm gassing for a sunburst, and the sunburst in the classifieds doesn't have the neck, if i'm looking at the right ad.
  5. There's a roadworn P for sale locally new for €1395. It's sat there for at least 18 months that I know of. In my opinion that's about 395 too much. I won't buy one at new prices, but they never come up second hand. It's a pity cos they're on my GAS list.
  6. It is. I've owned a '98 Stingray from new and the pole pieces now resemble your photo above.
  7. Yeah It's a satin pewter metallic one, which is a cool colour. It really lends itself to black hardware which looks really cool on it. That's also my plan....one day.
  8. I got one of these for free because the neck had a ski jump (these are prone to that) and a kind member here attempted to fix it with no success. I plan to put a different neck on it one of these days.....
  9. I'm sad the two-tone sunburst is no longer available, and the glossy neck is a no-no for me, but nothing some fine grit and steel wool can't fix. Quality is great but I think they're overpriced by about a hundred quid.
  10. ADGCFBb? I'd be going .140/.110/.85/.70/.50/.40 for a tradeoff between tension and thickness in my opinion.
  11. I used to use a .145 on a 5 string stingray for Ab, G or occasionally Gb. The tension was fine except it was a little floppy on the Gb.
  12. I would assume they are as the name implies Vintage modified - Like a vintage instrument that has been tweaked or upgraded throughout the years in an effort to keep it somewhat up to date, like an affordable "best of both worlds" Classic Vibe - A modern version of a classic instrument, modern production methods, but vintage specs, again, a different "best of both worlds" But as I've never played either I could be totally wrong.
  13. What would the total price be including shipping to Ireland?
  14. Well, this week I picked it up. This is the first new instrument I've bought in close to 20 years, having wheeled and dealed in used gear for a long time. I must say that I'm impressed with the build quality. I love the fact the back of the neck is satin, as I've been moving away from sticky glosses for the past while. After a quick setup, I've got it close to where I want it. It's a little raspy in places but I'm sure with a bit of tweaking that will pass. Sound wise it falls somewhere between my stock 2004 MIM P and my Parts Jazz (with 75RI pickups). It certainly sounds warmer and less aggressive than my P. I'm not blown away when the Jazz pickup is soloed, but the P soloed, both on full, or the jazz backed off a little is to my liking. This is all just going straight into my DAW and back on headphones mind, as I'll be trying it in rehearsal later this week. The only slight concern I have is the G saddle is pulling down a bit (as in to the floor in playing position) but I'm considering swapping the stock bridge on my P to a high mass, so I may do it here too. I'm also itching to try GZR's on my P so I may put a set in this too. Another touch I really like is the headstock. It just has "Fender" and "Jaguar Bass" on it. Very minimal and elegant. All in all, I'm happy. I figured I'd be doing some modding, so I'm not disappointed. I'll give it a honeymoon first though. Now a couple of pics, including one with my P for comparison.
  15. Absolutely loving the pics guys, so envious.
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