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These crop up only once in a blue moon - so Jumped on it as I’m doing lots of remote recordings for a singer/songwriter who asked if I had a DB... I recorded with my fretless J and it sounded great. But missing a bit of that thud.

Was planning on a fretless neck for my 75p, and then before I knew it - offers to buy came in and one person in particular absolutely deserves it (YOB etc) 

As this was going on - just had a quick look online and found this.

”collection only” bah...In Bristol. “hang on @Cuzzie is in Bristol and we talk regularly” i thought ...asked the question...GO!
 

It’s a 1991 ish Fender Japan PBAC-100fl. Catchy eh?

About to be collected by DPD to arrive in the next few days.

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Ooh I like that. 👍

Is it fully hollow or has it got a centre block? 

Reminds me of an Aerodyne Precision, but hollow and fretless, and with an f hole......... OK the binding reminds of an Aerodyne P 

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Currently a big polystyrene, bubble wrap and cardboard block4D04C0AC-7E0F-4850-BC3D-D55DA7E43CB6.thumb.jpeg.900c2bc5460137df1c51de4e9612ff18.jpeg

The Mrs got excited and thought I was selling something - no such luck

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2 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

Currently a big polystyrene, bubble wrap and cardboard block4D04C0AC-7E0F-4850-BC3D-D55DA7E43CB6.thumb.jpeg.900c2bc5460137df1c51de4e9612ff18.jpeg

The Mrs got excited and thought I was selling something - no such luck

Looks like the next door neighbours luck has run out...”package contents?” ‘Pete from number 13’

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16 minutes ago, Maude said:

Ooh I like that. 👍

Is it fully hollow or has it got a centre block? 

Reminds me of an Aerodyne Precision, but hollow and fretless, and with an f hole......... OK the binding reminds of an Aerodyne P 

As far as I know these were chambered and the top glued on.

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2 hours ago, Cuzzie said:

Currently a big polystyrene, bubble wrap and cardboard block4D04C0AC-7E0F-4850-BC3D-D55DA7E43CB6.thumb.jpeg.900c2bc5460137df1c51de4e9612ff18.jpeg

The Mrs got excited and thought I was selling something - no such luck

Looks like a very large bottle of beer. Corona? 👀 

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So it’s arrived. A little less “excellent condition” than the guy stated - but it’s cool.

Have tweaked it so it plays great. Need to re-foam the p pickup as it’s right in the body. Will sort that another day.

Currently battling an epic hangover from yesterday’s social distancing VE Day street party.

My Neighbour loves gin. So once the beer rations were done...he started showing me the various flavours he has.

god knows what time it all ended. All I do know is that we’re both rough.

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1 minute ago, Cuzzie said:

Bombproof packing worked then!

 

nice work, should clean up on

Haha. Took me ages - in my bedraggled state

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I played one of these a little while ago in a shop in Newcastle, they are really very nice, I wss very tempted but was in a 5 string phase so passed (I wish I hadn't!) 

 

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There seem to be a few versions

there are 3 logo types

- TV logo (like a 70’s P)

- The Silver foil logo plus the AE logo (like the one Matt just posted)

- The silver foil logo with nothing other than Fender on the head.

Weirdness...they appeared in the 1991 catalogue and were then gone by the revised 1993 catalogue.

There are ones with F logo knobs, and then some with Black dome knobs.

Thats before you get into the HM version with the hockey stick/Jackson headstock.

The preamp on mine is the Heartfeld one - suggesting 1991 ish.

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One of the basses I’ve always wanted. Don’t like the hockey stick HMT version, but this cool. When you’re fed up with it.............

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Just now, Grahambythesea said:

One of the basses I’ve always wanted. Don’t like the hockey stick HMT version, but this cool. When you’re fed up with it.............

Well...somethings come up...so...😉

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A beauty! Hopefully the electronics were upgraded cause they weren't great. Also, might want to tie down the battery (if it hasn't been already), and I hope it's intonated right cause I've read its tricky to dial in with that bridge.

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1 minute ago, JazzLobster said:

A beauty! Hopefully the electronics were upgraded cause they weren't great. Also, might want to tie down the battery (if it hasn't been already), and I hope it's intonated right cause I've read its tricky to dial in with that bridge.

I sorted the battery. 3rd 90’s Fender I’ve had the same issue with. Although with a piezo in play it was much more of an urgent issue.

The electronics were ok - didn’t feel the need to mess about - there was a little disparity in pickup volumes - had this with a Yamaha BEX4c and Epiphone Zenith too. Did some nice recordings with it.

It played really well by the time it left me, intonation was good.

It found a new home elsewhere and I know the current owner has had one of these before - he’s made up with it.

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18 minutes ago, therealting said:

You really tend to rent basses rather than own them 😂

Yeah I suppose I do. Always on the lookout for a future bass I wish I’d hung on to 😉

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3 hours ago, gareth said:

If you want to take away the harshness fit a Cafe Walter pre amp

I didn’t find it overly harsh to be fair - I knew it was capable of it...

Anyhow - it went on to fund the project I’m about to undertake.

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25 minutes ago, Aidan63 said:

it's up for sale again on Reverb, or one just like it

At £250 more than I sold it for - and with the old sh*tty strings on. 
 

Oh well.

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