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NBD! CS 51 pbass

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by Fender-guy, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Bonneville Bruce

    Bonneville Bruce Tele-Holic

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    Beautiful bass and Tele!
     
  2. Fender-guy

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    Thank you!
     
  3. bargeon

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    I have the earlier CIJ school bus. I love the newer, more realistic blond color. Tone pot problems aside, these babies have plenty of volume. I can't tell from the pic, but those don't look like the smaller frets.
     
  4. Fender-guy

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    Yes I love the colour on this one. It has the edges darker and front/back more of a blonde. Pretty much like the originals.

    This one being a 2019 release says it’s true to the original 51 so I’d assume it has the vintage frets, they do look big so I’m not sure.
     
  5. Big Lug

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    That’s a very nice looking bass. Congratulations!

    I find I play with the tone knob on my P bass WAY more then I do on my tele. It can really make a difference.

    Also, strings can have a HUGE impact on tone and playability. Don’t know what you currently have on it, but try experimenting with different strings (round wounds, flat wound, nickel plated, stainless steel, round core, hex core to name a few) and manufacturers.

    I had a go with flats (La Bella), sounded great, but couldn’t gel with the feel (my fingers were “sticky”). Went with round wounds (DR Sunbeams) and really like them. Recently I put stainless steels (DR Hi Beams) on it. Like those as well. Not better then the Sunbeams, just a different good.

    Your fingers and ears will tell you what’s right for you.
     
  6. Fender-guy

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    I’ve actually spent way to much on strings since getting this one. The factory fender flats had a issue with the G string coming apart. So I figured go with a different brand. Ti flats, la bella deep talkin and a set of oem fender flats.

    All feel great and have totally different tones. It’s hard to tell because all take time to break in, get rid of the initial zing. Finally after swapping around strings for months I have the Ti flats on.

    These strings can cover most of the songs we cover so I’ll keep them on for now.
     
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