Fantastic Fender Precision 50’s, This is a Mexican Classic Series, now discontinued, it’s in excellent condition, Has had a pro set up, plays like butter with a low action & sounds superb. Previous owner fitted a bridge cover so there were 2 small screw holes , I had them filled & touched in with lacquer so they are barely noticeable, you can just see in the 2nd pic, apart from that the bass is in mint unused condition, Comes fitted with Ernie ball flats & a fender gig bag.
Reluctant sale of my beloved Candy Apple Red Fender JV P bass. OPEN TO OFFERS. (Be quick before I change my mind...)
More photos to follow early next week.
Reason for sale: I have found myself with 3 Ps and I have my eyes on a unique P bass and can’t justify 4 Ps. I know I’ll regret this sale.
This thing has done me well. Played many a gig from small clubs to big festival stages, always strung with flats (except a short period this year where I had rounds on it) never has it sounded anything but great. Nothing plays like this thing and it sure sounds huge!
You already know about JV Fenders so no need to explain. I got this Via Pierre from Bass Freaks at the very beginnings of his shop. (I think I was one of his first customers) Essentially he sourced this direct from Japan a good 4 to 5 years ago for me. (I hope he doesn’t mind me name dropping). He still has only come a cross a couple other CAR P basses since finding this one.
It’s all original, except for the addition of the thumb rest that was done at The Bass Gallery the year I bought it, and has been very well looked after. It was recently set up at The Gallery and is strung with Thomastik flats. Plays wonderfully as you’d expect.
It’s in good condition considering it’s age. There is a few dings and scratches but nothing serious. The worst of it is some dings on the top where your right arm rests but it is by no means bad, just a small portion of paint missing. Nothing to worry about, I just want to be clear and honest. (photos to follow in the next few days). The neck is in very very good condition, as is the fretboard.
The fretboard is a lovely dark piece of rosewood.
I have played it next to a 1963 P bass and this really does do it as well as the original.
Anyways. Enough blabbing. More photos will follow, I’m out on a tour so I have a few photos from gigs etc of the bass. Some proper photos will follow early next week.
Please do contact me if you want to send me offers, or want more photos. I’m open to it.
Will supply a generic hardcase with it. Will happily restring it with Rounds if the sale is made free of charge.
based near Alexandra Palace, North London.
👋 New poster here. While I’ve played bass on/off for nearly 20 years it’s only been in the past couple of years that I’ve really seriously started listening to my sound and begun to develop more as a player.
I played in a lot of bands when I first started out but now generally play in occasional jams with pals.
As a big fan of Motown, I currently play a Fender P Bass with flatwounds. No amp I’m my ‘rig’ at present means I only really get to hear the P bass every other weekend while playing at church.
Thanks for having me, basschat Cheers!
Hi Guys! I'm from Australia though live in Berlin and Bavaria Germany now. I'm a Fender guy mainly but sometimes play a Yamaha BB 5 string. I play all styles though my main gig at the moment is Will Jacobs (Chicago) Blues and Funk.
Looking forward to hanging out with you all! !
A few years ago I performed a quick test to find out about the playback quality of MP3 and YouTube. In order to keep things simple, I generated a 600 Hz square wave. Square waves consist of the fundamental frequency plus all odd harmonics. The amplitude of each harmonic with regard to the amplitude of fundamental wave, is the reciprocal value of the number of the harmonic. So the amplitude of the third harmonic is 1/3, of the fifth harmonic 1/5 and so on. If all harmonics (say up to 20 kHz) are present, a neat square wave will be the result. If some harmonics are left out or have an incorrect amplitude, the wave will look distorted.
I recorded the 600 Hz signal with a digital recorder which produces a 16 bit uncompressed wav-file. Then I converted this to a high quality 320 kB/sec MP3 file. I also uploaded the original signal to my YouTube account and downloaded it from there. Hereunder the results can be seen, as captured with Audacity. The difference can be heard, even with speakers or headphones of lesser quality.