Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass – USA P&J P/U Passive/Active




bestinbassguitars.comThis incredibly diverse and super gorgeous Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass with a hard shell case + upgrades.

This bass gives you the ability to use either or both active & passive pickups to blend tones to your taste.  I have found this incredibly useful in the studio when searching for a tone appropriate to the recording.  Want strictly a P sound?  Got it.  Jazz bass tones?  Yup.  You can even push the active side for a little warm, detailed growl.   $1100.00


This model of Deluxe was made from 1998-2002 (this one specifically is a 1998/99).  Fender recently removed the humbucker and replaced it with a single jazz bass pickup.  I have no idea why they would do such a thing.

For a 15 year old bass, you can expect the normal amount of light scratches and a few small nicks that don’t affect performance.  I am not the original owner, and everything appears to still be stock.  The bass has been set-up recently

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Here’s some specs:
• Montego Black w/ white pickguard
• 22-fret Maple neck w/ Rosewood fretboard
• Vintage Noiseless pickups (Passive P-Style)
• Special-Design stacked “single-pole” Jazz Bass pickups (designed by John Suhr)
• Schaller American Deluxe Tuners
• 3-Band EQ (9V power supply)
• Strings-through/Top-load Bridge
• Dark aluminum Fender “spaghetti” logo and abalone inlaid fingerboards

The upgrades mentioned above include:
• Authentic Fender P-Bass Pickup Cover
• Authentic Fender Jazz Bridge Pickup Cover
• Extra Brown Tortoise-shell Pickguard
• Strap-Lock
• Grey Leather Levy’s Strap

Things of note:
• As you can see in the photo of the back of the headstock, a different tuner appears to have been installed on the D-string and was then reverted back to the original Schaller.  The job was done very cleanly.
• One of the buckles on the case was knocked off.  This happened before my ownership, so I got no story for you.

The knob functions are:
1) Master Volume (either/both pickups)
2) Pickup Blend (passive P -style +/- active J-humbucker)
3) Bass Boost/Cut (outer ring) + Treble Boost/Cut (inner knob),
4) Mids Frequency Focus

The ONLY reason I’m listing this sick mofo is because I’ve fallen for a Rickenbacker.  I have absolutely no problems keeping the bass.  I am not interested in trades, unless it’s for a Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003 almost specifically with a fireglo finish (+ some cash from my side).


1976 Fender Precision Bass Guitar

Selling my 1976 Fender Precision Bass. All original! This bass looks beautiful and sounds even better. Comes with the original case and has the tail piece cover. Recently had the bass setup at Portland Fretworks so the action is perfect. Neck is straight and the tones are exactly what you would expect. $2400 is the lowest Buy-it-Now price for every 1976 P-bass on Ebay just to give you an idea of what a steal this is But not many around at any price, You might find a few in L.A. Or  San Francisco bestinbassguitars.combestinbassguitars.combestinbassguitars.com


1976 Fender Precision Bass with Case – $1800  Editors Notes : Notice the Wood Grain how straight and perfect looking this body is, That’s what you want to see in nice tone wood , It Just needs a ash tray put back on to cover the screw holes ,And Perfect.