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[quote name='Rick's Fine '52' timestamp='1418832965' post='2633853'] Here's my new 'old' '53, barely a mark on it; [/quote]

May I ask the serial number? I'm almost certain my '53 (#0189) had a neck date of 26/3/53.

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[quote name='Bassman Steve' timestamp='1419108146' post='2636748']
May I ask the serial number? I'm almost certain my '53 (#0189) had a neck date of 26/3/53.
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its #1025

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Ok, a youngster then ( :) ). Just checked and it was the white refin (Entwistle's first Precision) that was 26th March (1962).

Congrats on an exceptional find. I sort of regret parting with mine but I just found the neck a bit too chunky (for me) and thought it was a waste if I wasn't playing it - not a problem had I been a collector.

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[quote name='dood' timestamp='1418830797' post='2633810']
Can I ask a question to the P bass collective? If I were looking for a precision with a great big chunky, fat sounding resonant neck, would I be looking at the 50's versions mainly? I've reviewed the Fender Cabronita and actually, I liked what that had to offer, though I'd probably change the pickup! I'd love to hear your thoughts and of course, pictures always welcome! I love the look of the Tele headstocks with the reverse kluson tuning keys and maple boards are a big thumbs up too!
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Dood, if you're ever in NW London you've got to pop over! I have a CS 55 P Bass, chunky maple neck, superlight ash body and stacked pickup. I have NEVER heard a bigger sounding Fender bass than this one!

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[quote name='Chiliwailer' timestamp='1419406131' post='2639568']


Dood, if you're ever in NW London you've got to pop over! I have a CS 55 P Bass, chunky maple neck, superlight ash body and stacked pickup. I have NEVER heard a bigger sounding Fender bass than this one!
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That's a really kind offer! Thank you! - I tend to end up more East London but certainly if I'm round your way I'll endeavour to find some time to check out what sounds like a superb instrument you have! :)

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My first diy project, about 3 years ago:

[URL=http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/vitaminesap/media/bass024.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af282/vitaminesap/bass024.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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Here's my latest:



The body I think started life as a Squire Precision Special. I have no idea what the original colour was as I purchased it from eBay in this state - it's actually not a bad natural finish!

It also came with a white scratch plate, which I changed for a black one - kind of in homage to John Deacon really.

I then pimped the bass with a Status graphite neck - it's actually a Jazz neck, and was original fit for another bass so it's not a perfect fit, but plays fine anyway.

The final change was to have the PuPs upgraded to Nordstrands, and an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp installed, complete with battery box - all done by those lovely people at KGB Music in Birkenhead!

I've only had this bass a few days, but the tonal possibilities seem to be huge - exactly the kind of versatility at I want in a bass :D

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[quote name='martin8708' timestamp='1422222043' post='2670109']
A '69 CAR refin with Simon's fretless neck on it .

Nice neck Simon , straight as an arrow.
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Wow that looks great!! Glad the neck is being put to good use!

Cheers
Si

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A few new pictures of my bitsa P Bass. Not much has changed since the last pictures other than a bridge cover has been added, the Fender tuners have been replaced with Schallers and the scratchplate is black instead of tort (although I may change back). The Telebass neck is from Warmoth and is one of the best necks I've played; Jazz-width nut but very chunky front-to back.

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[quote name='Mr Fretbuzz' timestamp='1423466419' post='2684976']
Here's my latest a Limited 55P Relic bought from Molan. Traded 5 basses, including a 2012 American Standard P and cash for it :-)
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If this was the one in Bass Gear, I had a play on it. Proper lovely :)

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MIM Standard Precision in CAR with upgraded SD1 and ashtrays. I had to take the pickup cover off as I like plucking above it.




[attachment=183829:2015-02-13 02.45.53.jpg]

[attachment=183830:New bass.jpg]

[attachment=183831:New bass 4.jpg]

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Just picked up this...

[IMG]http://i62.tinypic.com/1220klg.jpg[/IMG]

Pretty sure it's the one on the Fender website, serial number matches the stock image of that on GuitarGuitar!
Really really enjoying playing it, looking forward to my next gig!

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[URL=http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/mattdigweed/media/2_zpsc5e8axhc.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg488/mattdigweed/2_zpsc5e8axhc.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

2012 US STD in Candy Cola red, strung with La Bella flats. It's a beauty, and quite different to my rosewood board 2012.

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[quote name='Mr Fretbuzz' timestamp='1428505585' post='2741947']
That must be my 2012 I traded at Bass Gear for my Limited CS55P. Loved that Bass, it was my first proper bass after Squire Affinity P :-)
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Great :-) yeah, that's where I just picked it up from! It's a lovely Precision.

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Sounds like this a year ago. It had a full set up by Ed in the Shed :) Bedroom use only

https://youtu.be/LdQSMYb5Rcc

Edited by Mr Fretbuzz

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[attachment=189012:4.jpg]My 2014 American Standard which I got in January,only upgrades are a set of Fender straplocks & Fender flatwound bass strings.

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[quote name='luckman67' timestamp='1428611626' post='2743121']
[attachment=189012:4.jpg]My 2014 American Standard which I got in January,only upgrades are a set of Fender straplocks & Fender flatwound bass strings.
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Nice looking bass man.

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