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NBD: Squier CV50s Precision bass

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by ADK Teleman, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. ADK Teleman

    ADK Teleman Tele-Afflicted

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    B8726260-ADF8-418B-9314-AB16114DD8CD.jpeg [​IMG] Well, she arrived yesterday and I was able to get several hours in playing her between then and now (yes, retirement rocks!). All I can say say wow! From fit to finish this bass is exceptional! She plays like butter and sounds so sweet! The only thing I’ve done was change the strings to LaBella Deep Talkin nylon tapewound flats. They gave her that old school thump I love!
    This bass is a steal at the current price point. I would pay 5x what I did for this beauty!
     
  2. kodiakblair

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    It's a beauty :)

    Congratulations on both the bass and enjoying retirement.
     
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    she's a beauty
    i've had a few fender basses and always wondered
    why the "thumb rest"(?) was often mounted on the lower bout
     
  4. dswo

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    The Tele headstock is fetching. I see the pickup is old school too. How does its sound differ from that of a modern (split) pickup?
     
  5. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, that's NICE. Congratulations!

    I wanted a Squier P bass pretty badly for a long time, then received an Ibanez Gio GSR-200SM as a Christmas gift year before last...not the classic look, but I like my bass just the same.
     
  6. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Nice. Congratulations.
     
  7. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Nice.

    Got one of those in my cart at a retailer at the moment. They've offered me 15 percent off. It's a blonde one. Still deciding.

    Glad you like it.
     
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  8. daddyplaysbass

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    It's a "Tug Bar" to put your four right hand fingers on it to anchor them so your can pick/strum with your thumb - Nice bass; I would like blonde, anything is better than black !
     
  9. mkdaws32

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    Love it!
     
  10. EsquireOK

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    It was not a "thumb rest" until the mid-'70s. It was a finger rest before that.

    Electric bass technique was unknown when the classic Fender Basses were designed in the '50s. Someone at Fender (maybe the big guy himself) figured electric bassists would play roots and fifths plucked with the thumb. Fender specs didn't catch up with what most electric bass players actually did, until around 1976.

    If there's a thumb rest, I use it, but I don't need it. Without it, I rest on the neck, the edge of the guard, or just plant my thumb anywhere.

    The finger rest...well...when the bass slips down on your lap, you can pull it back up with the rest. :D

    I do use my thumb on some songs, but not using the finger rest, as was originally intended.
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
  12. Fender-guy

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    Nice looking bass!! Does it have a fat neck like the previous version?
     
  13. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Wow!!! Love that two-tone burst!!
    Grab some chrome got the bridge and pickup and kick it REAL old school.

    I’m a fan of tapewound flats as well- have the black nylon Rotosounds on my 68.
     
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    Comfy-lookin’ color-matchin’ guitar stand!
     
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    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nice, congrats!
     
  16. ADK Teleman

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    I play with my thumb and index finger 90% of the time. I feel I have greater control . But as Billy Sheehan once said, there’s no right or wrong way to use your right hand when finger picking.
     
  17. ADK Teleman

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    Oh yes! Nice and thick like a Rubenesque modle.
     
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