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Case queen '82 P Special in rare Arctic White
« on: January 10, 2017, 01:15:05 AM »
« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 01:19:19 PM by ilan »
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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 08:21:32 AM »
Pretty, but like the P Elite of that era, it doesn't sound like a traditional P. They do have their fans, though.

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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 08:49:38 AM »
Gold hardware on an offwhite finish/natural light wood (the maple neck) is a major fashion faux pas though [shudder]. 
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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 12:09:58 PM »
Personally, I like it. I think the gold hardware goes nicely with the body and neck colors.
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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 03:26:04 PM »
Pretty, but like the P Elite of that era, it doesn't sound like a traditional P. They do have their fans, though.
In passive mode they are a traditional P. The pickup is a just standard grey bottom P pickup under the cream cover.
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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 04:24:49 PM »
In passive mode they are a traditional P. The pickup is a just standard grey bottom P pickup under the cream cover.

I had a standard passive early 80s P with that pickup. Sure didn't sound traditional to me. Replaced it with a regular Fender vintage P. That improved the tone. Didn't keep it long, though, couldn't get used to the neck profile.

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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 12:08:07 AM »
They come with some weight which is putting it mildly.

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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 05:43:50 AM »
One out of every 50 will be light.  Regular pup but active-y controls. As a kid I saw the CAR finish everywhere. I liked the look but none of them had rosewood, which would've been nicer. A handful shipped with the Claw, which I love.
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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 09:05:12 AM »

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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 10:10:04 AM »
I owned a Lake Placid Blue one between for over ten years. Nice playing bass but on the heavy side. I later stumbled across an identical bass which weighed a lot less so light specimens do exist.

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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Arctic White
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 12:25:54 PM »
I liked the look but none of them had rosewood, which would've been nicer
The one I owned for a very short time was LPB with rosewood. The majority had maple but I saw some with rosewood. There are two (1, 2) on eBay right now. And the walnuts all had rosewood boards. I have always thought those were the nicest.

Here is a dealer sheet parts list - with a rosewood board option.





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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Oly
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 01:13:34 PM »
That brown/tobaccoburst one - shwing.  The Blue one too but I just hate white guards ... I was gonna say on strats and Ps, but I think generally is more accurate.
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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Arctic White
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 10:06:51 PM »
Did you notice that the parts sheet lists the two pickup halves as different part numbers? One is described as lead and the other as rhythm -- huh?  ???

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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Arctic White
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2017, 09:18:16 AM »
That brown/tobaccoburst one - shwing.  The Blue one too but I just hate white guards ... I was gonna say on strats and Ps, but I think generally is more accurate.

Shwing indeed! That one looks awesome. And almost anything looks better with a black pickguard. I have one on my Geddy Lee Jazz, and it's like night and day (pun intended). So now it's sort of a Greg Lake Jazz Bass.  ;D Hmm... same initials.

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Re: Case queen '82 P Special in rare Arctic White
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 10:58:34 PM »
My first "real" bass was an '81 CAR. Bought new on layaway, paid for $20-40 at a time. I had it less than a year. It was beautiful but didn't grow on me once I had it. Bought a '77 BC Rich Eagle with the money I got when I sold it and then my first Thunderbird (black '76) a few months later. GAS hit me young!