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 Post subject: Fender AmPro Precision
PostPosted: September 16th, 2018, 7:07 am 
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About three months ago, I bought a new Fender AmPro Precision bass, olympic white, mint pickguard, rosewood fb. I expected it to be good, but I didn't expect it to be as good as it is. I already own an AmStd Jazz, a Ric 4001, and a Hofner HCT, but the Precision is my go to now. My band plays classic rock, and the Precision is just perfect for it. I recently bought an Ampeg V 4B all tube head and the Ampeg 410 HLF cab--it sounds great with all of my basses.

Anyone else play a Precision?


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 Post subject: Re: Fender AmPro Precision
PostPosted: September 17th, 2018, 5:19 am 
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I bought a 1980 Ric Brand New and played it for 16 years straight, then in 1996, I got lucky as a local paper that was focused on selling stuff (The Trading Times) had a 1983 Fender Precision bass for sale. It was in like new condition, the person purchased it and never learned. I got it from him and loved it. Three electric basses that have unique sounds are Fender, Ric and Hofner. I love my Fender P and my Ric.


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PostPosted: September 17th, 2018, 6:15 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Fender AmPro Precision
PostPosted: September 17th, 2018, 10:01 am 
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I'm a Fender P bass guy going back to 68 when I bought one of the first Telecaster basses. It was a brand new righty. I took it home took it apart and made a left handed mahogany body. Have only used P basses ever since. I have a few Jazz basses but never gig with them. Love the solid sound, simplicity and versatility of the P bass. They just work best for me.


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PostPosted: September 17th, 2018, 2:30 pm 
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I have a 1978, thin Maple neck, with flats... plays great! Link to original post... viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7606&hilit=1978+p+bass

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 Post subject: Re: Fender AmPro Precision
PostPosted: September 17th, 2018, 2:40 pm 
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I do use P basses on occasion and I own a few of them. The two I use most are my '73 P bass with maple neck/LaBella flats and a 2015 Am Std P w rosewood neck/rounds. I am curious about the Am Pro P vs. Am Std, because of the '63 neck profile, but my Am Std P sounds pretty great and I can't imagine the Pro being significantly better. But I just don't care for Fender's modern C profile and I've been on an endless search to find a B rosewood neck to match the '73 because the 70's B necks are easily my favorite P necks. (chunky 7-1/2" radius yet narrow and comfy at the nut). I was hoping the new MIM Player bass would have a chunkier neck, but it's the same kind of flat modern profile.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender AmPro Precision
PostPosted: September 17th, 2018, 5:58 pm 
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pjmuck wrote:
I do use P basses on occasion and I own a few of them. The two I use most are my '73 P bass with maple neck/LaBella flats and a 2015 Am Std P w rosewood neck/rounds. I am curious about the Am Pro P vs. Am Std, because of the '63 neck profile, but my Am Std P sounds pretty great and I can't imagine the Pro being significantly better. But I just don't care for Fender's modern C profile and I've been on an endless search to find a B rosewood neck to match the '73 because the 70's B necks are easily my favorite P necks. (chunky 7-1/2" radius yet narrow and comfy at the nut). I was hoping the new MIM Player bass would have a chunkier neck, but it's the same kind of flat modern profile.


If you can find a MIJ PB70 Reissue , the neck profile would fit your bill. 7.25 radius, 1.6" @ the nut and a comfy 70's neck profile. Plus it has an alder body and weighs about 8.5 lbs. I picked one up last year for $800. modded with a Fralin pick up and vintage threaded saddle bridge. It's become my go to P bass.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender AmPro Precision
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 Post subject: Re: Fender AmPro Precision
PostPosted: September 18th, 2018, 5:27 am 
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jersey bluesdude wrote:
pjmuck wrote:
I do use P basses on occasion and I own a few of them. The two I use most are my '73 P bass with maple neck/LaBella flats and a 2015 Am Std P w rosewood neck/rounds. I am curious about the Am Pro P vs. Am Std, because of the '63 neck profile, but my Am Std P sounds pretty great and I can't imagine the Pro being significantly better. But I just don't care for Fender's modern C profile and I've been on an endless search to find a B rosewood neck to match the '73 because the 70's B necks are easily my favorite P necks. (chunky 7-1/2" radius yet narrow and comfy at the nut). I was hoping the new MIM Player bass would have a chunkier neck, but it's the same kind of flat modern profile.


If you can find a MIJ PB70 Reissue , the neck profile would fit your bill. 7.25 radius, 1.6" @ the nut and a comfy 70's neck profile. Plus it has an alder body and weighs about 8.5 lbs. I picked one up last year for $800. modded with a Fralin pick up and vintage threaded saddle bridge. It's become my go to P bass.


Thanks! Now I've got 2 rare things on my bucket list I have to try to find. :lol:


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