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  1. Ooooh now if only I had the pennies! Was really interested in this when Alan first started working on these.
  2. Oooh that will look mint. How much (roughly) is it costing you? Always liked the idea of blinging my white 425
  3. Have to agree, Nords sound better on these videos anyway. Looking forward to seeing these out and about!
  4. I tried one in GuitarGuitar and it just felt bland. You know those basses where lightweight feels cheap and not designed in? That was my first impression. Secondly there was sharp edges on the headstock clamp which I found whe playing down the lower end on the D and G strings. Just didn't feel like a £2k bass.
  5. This is probably my favourite variation. Shame that the most basic ones are only available on White 4 string or Black 5 String.
  6. Ibanez designs have never really done much for me but these look interesting. I really appreciate that they haven't just lopped the head off the standard design
  7. Fender US Standard Precision Bass 2014. Well its a new year and you deserve a new bass! Selling a beautiful Fender US Precision Bass - just surplus to requirements. Bass is in great condition and has one small dent on the upper horn but can barely be seen. Plays very nicely and does exactly what a P bass should - a must have in all bassists stable. Don't have an exact weight but can't be much over 4kg. Comes with a Fender ABS Molded Case worth £120 on it's own. Please feel free to ask any questions. Collection from Glasgow is preferred but will post within the EU. Please message me regarding your location so before buying so I can get a more accurate shipping quote. Specs: Series: American Standard Body Material: Alder Body Finish: Urethane Body Shape: Precision Bass Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck, Gloss Finish on the Face of the Headstock Neck Shape: Modern "C" Scale Length: 34" (864 mm) Fingerboard Material: Rosewood or Maple Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets: 20 Fret Size: Medium Jumbo Nut Material: Synthetic Bone Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm) Position Inlays: Black or White Dot Truss Rods: Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment Middle Pickup: Custom Shop '60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass Thanks for looking!
  8. After reading this thread I decided to listen to I'm With You and The Getaway as I simply haven't been interested in those albums. Not many songs grabbed me on the Getaway. I'm With You has a few better ones - particularly enjoy Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie and Goodbye Hooray.
  9. I had very little to complain about with mine. Only sold it to get a bass I'd been looking for for a few years, would happily have another.
  10. Could be be the cynic in me - but did they do that on purpose? As you say, nowt wrong with the actual instruments but the logo does cheapen it and the range above looks far better. They want you to spend more money after all. Nice logo design btw!
  11. I'm a recent Tape convert. I use the LaBella Copper White Nylons - they look and feel killer and are still bright enough for a lifelong rounds player. Apparently the standard White Nylons are even brighter so might try them next.
  12. This may not help, but someone is selling a Sire on Facebook for a very reasonable £240. Will struggle to do much better than that. I've bought from Shep previously and very trustworthy
  13. Also, if you check out the BB thread. 129 pages about one series of basses so they must be doing something right 😅
  14. For those two points. 1) Maybe look for a BB425 as it is cleaner with no scratchplate but I understand what you mean about the mainstream J shape seeking more familiar. 2) While the Sire pre amp gets rave reviews, if you don't want to deal with batteries the Sire can do passive mode but is it worth having the active option there if you don't plan on using it? I've got a 425 so I am slightly biased but they are great basses, the newer ones are great too, slightly lighter and the body shape is slightly smaller too.
  15. Nice review, and I think you're right - depending on what you expect of it, it will either be a belter or a bit lacklustre but plenty of space to make improvements to the EQ. Feel free to drop my a message when you decide to move it on.
  16. I've played one and am still contemplating getting one to compliment my Tanglewood Bass Master Funk Spector-a-like. I was really impressed with how it felt, flat wide neck which I like, tones weren't bad either from only being played in a shop environment. Enjoy your new bass!
  17. For those wanting to know - getting a 32.5" scale costs an extra £255 as a custom option.
  18. Look for Hohner Jack 5 Strings. Think they are quite rare but sound like exactly what you are looking for.
  19. Well, that's it. Converted to tapewound strings 😁. So smooth but still with bite.

    1. Raslee

      Raslee

      I have some of the black Fenders on my acoustic and i'm now a convert too...agree though the shiny coating is a bit weird.

    2. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      I've been using Status Black Tapewounds for a few years now....not exclusively, there's a time and place for roundwounds too.

    3. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      On pianos, that's a good place for 'em.

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  20. So Fender have released a new 4 string Telecaster! Wait, what..... 😂😂😂
  21. Well I have tapes on mine..... Do I have to go and start another rival thread? 😂
  22. Thanks for the advice all! So many nuances in such a simple bass 😅
  23. Hi all, Question for those more knowledgeable of P basses. I'm selling my 2014 US Standard P Bass and a buyer has asked me how closely it relates to a 62 Reissue with this video attached. I don't really know how to reply so if anyone could help I would really appreciate it! Attached photo is my 2014 US Standard
  24. Was just subject to my first attempted Gumtree scam. 

    Always fun. 

    1. big rob

      big rob

      really come on then spill the beans, warn the rest of us of the dangers out there. 

    2. Marc S

      Marc S

      Ah, sorry to hear that. Hope everything works out OK for you :(

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