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When I read 'roasted maple' I was interested, but the lack of grain just makes it look like it's had a coat of gravy browning...

Other than that it looks nice...

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5 minutes ago, Muzz said:

When I read 'roasted maple' I was interested, but the lack of grain just makes it look like it's had a coat of gravy browning...

Other than that it looks nice...

The 'Ah Bisto' version?

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I’m starting to gas after this, not for the roast maple neck or daphne blue limited edition finish though.  I like the idea of a pj with separate tone and volume controls for each pick up.

Has anyone got any idea whether Fender are likely to mass produce pj basses like this, with their usual colours or Is this likely to be as limited as they say?

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On 20/07/2019 at 10:55, Muzz said:

When I read 'roasted maple' I was interested, but the lack of grain just makes it look like it's had a coat of gravy browning...

Other than that it looks nice...

Yep Musicman do it much better

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On 21/07/2019 at 22:06, Grahambythesea said:

Ouch, at that price I’d want a bit more than a roasting!

At that price I'd want it a bit lighter than 6kgs - surely that must include the weight of the case?

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6 hours ago, Delberthot said:

At that price I'd want it a bit lighter than 6kgs - surely that must include the weight of the case?

Must be a typo, surely.

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It’s a big chunk of money but it’s a nice unusual spec so I partly understand it. I would be much more tempted if they had just gone that extra mile and made it a nice Birdseye or flame neck.

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On 20/10/2019 at 23:00, BillyBass said:

I’m starting to gas after this, not for the roast maple neck or daphne blue limited edition finish though.  I like the idea of a pj with separate tone and volume controls for each pick up.

Has anyone got any idea whether Fender are likely to mass produce pj basses like this, with their usual colours or Is this likely to be as limited as they say?

I'd imagine this will be a limited version only.

If you've got a PJ - I would think that a certain Mr. @KiOgon could make you a double stacked knob loom for substantially less than the cost of this Bass!

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1 hour ago, LewisK1975 said:

I'd imagine this will be a limited version only.

Yes, they are only making 100.

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I’ve just taken a day off to buy one.  I drove to darkest Essex, to Peach Guitars to try one out, and compare it to an American Performer PJ (and a Reverend Thundergun).

I was underwhelmed.  I was hoping the way the tone and volume pots were done, I would get more tones out of it than the American Performer PJ.  Not really.  Maybe if I had played around with the controls a bit more or was listening to it through a different amp I would have heard something more.

The Roasted maple neck is nice but it doesn’t really fit with the Man City colours of the body and pick guard, in my opinion.  It definitely isn’t Bisto like, more Knorr pork gravy colour.
 

The Reverend Thundergun is really light, at least compared to a Fender P.  Good of you need to stand with one over your shoulder for a couple of hours but it felt like a toy compared to the Fenders I tried.  Tone wise it’s fine but I’m really after a P or a PJ to put rounds on, so it wasn’t for me.

So, I went to a guitar shop, with money, with wifey’s permission and I walked out without buying a bass!  Peach Guitars is great for basses though, if anyone lives near Colchester they are well worth a visit.

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Love mine.

It's light, the 63 neck profile with 9.5 radius & higher frets just work beautifully. Does look a little unusual that fretboard/headstock, sort of decades of smoke all over it.

As with all P/J's I have, I just dial a touch of the jazz in occasionally for a little growl. Just a personal (lack of) taste thing.

The P pup, tone rolled off, with deep switch on the Mesa is just sublime, even with rounds. It's a lovely versatile passive bass imo.

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