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Ok - (had to go desktop to post this, as my mobile was being annoying)

Lookit - new '51 P Bass model in 32”  scale announced from the ever inventive @Chownybass

Reading further: Retrovibe will offer a Custom version too. This could be very GAS-inducing!

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3 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

Is it short scale or 32" (medium scale)?

Edited! Didn’t know one wasn’t the other.

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Lovely!  Would love one with tapewounds for recording - bet it would sound ace!  Nice to see the proper bridge as opposed to the ridiculously poor traditional design.

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They've named a bass after a Cycle Route from Milton Keynes to Felixstowe?

 

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Cease and desist letter being typed up at Fender HQ as we discuss these.....

But if they aint too dear, I would take a punt.

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They're nice fellas, but how is this inventive?

Is it the scale length?

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On 13/02/2020 at 15:45, Happy Jack said:

They've named a bass after a Cycle Route from Milton Keynes to Felixstowe?

 

It's in honour of Felixstowe's most famous bass playing resident.

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I didn’t notice the slight change in the headstock shape. I think I like it better than F’s  original. Looking forward to seeing them once in production.

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9 hours ago, MichaelDean said:

As long as the headstock is different enough (and I'd say this is)

 

Really, the headstock looks very similar, far more so than the HB version.

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On 13/02/2020 at 14:15, hooky_lowdown said:

Short / Medium / Long scale.

30" / 32" / 34"... Although I'd say 35" is probably considered the "long scale" in basses. 

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I want to like them as my first Fender was a '51RE. Absolutely loved it but sold it on regretfully.

 

A 32" '51 just won't be the same, perhaps a more 'clunky' sound? 🧐

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Oh that blue one....

Please tell me they're ridiculously expensive and I could never  afford it...

Doesn't have to be true - just tell me that, someone, pleeeeease…...

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32 minutes ago, mangotango said:

Oh that blue one....

Please tell me they're ridiculously expensive and I could never  afford it...

Doesn't have to be true - just tell me that, someone, pleeeeease…...

About £600-ish is the figure we’re working to at the moment 

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5 minutes ago, Chownybass said:

About £600-ish is the figure we’re working to at the moment 

Spoilsport! ;)

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37 minutes ago, Chownybass said:

Probably not. Sorry! They're not that far along yet.

Ah, ok, fair enough! 

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15 hours ago, Chownybass said:

About £600-ish is the figure we’re working to at the moment 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I appreciate your prompt provision of relevant information, Mr. C.....but you're really not helping with the GAS here.

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49 minutes ago, mangotango said:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I appreciate your prompt provision of relevant information, Mr. C.....but you're really not helping with the GAS here.

What you're not taking into account here is that my motivation is selfish and I don't have your best interests at heart. :)

Unless your best interests align with buying a bass. In which case... I'm your best friend.

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