Category Archives: Fender P Bass – Fretless Vintage ’76

Fender American P-Bass

Fender American P-Bass – $850

Date: 2011-12-31

I am selling my US handbuilt Fender 62 vintage reissue precision bass.

This is a 43″ scale, bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard.

It has an Alder body, sunburst high gloss finish, and tortoise shell style pickguard.

The pickups are the passive Fender vintage “P” type and the bass has that classic 1960’s feel.

Comes with vintage style hardcase.

I have the original receipt from where I bought it


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

Here Is Some More Juice :

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).


’98 Fender P-Bass Special USA

’98 Fender P-Bass Special USA – $800

Date: 2012-03-22

Precision Bass Body (Alder) Black Lacquer
Jazz Bass Neck (Maple) Antique Satin
Precision & Jazz Pick-ups (EMG Active)
Badass Bridge and a Hard Shell Case
New Battery, Pick Guard, & Knobs



Vintage Fender P Bass

Vintage Fender P Bass – $1500

Date: 2011-07-02

Vintage Fender P Bass

For sale is my late 70’s Fender P bass. Ash body, maple neck & fingerboard classic P bass tone.

Using the standard Fender dating techniques (pots, neck stamp, serial number, pickups) the bass is a 78 or 79. It’s completely stock, in great shape and has recently been set up with Chromes so it sounds fat and thumpy. It is missing the original case (broken beyond repair before I bought it) as well as the thumb rest and pickup cover (which I have replaced with the new one). I bought the bass from the original owner four years ago and gigged with it for a while. I’ve also done a but of recording with it. Be confident that is has been treated very well.

I’m not interested in too many trades but would consider a couple of scenarios:
1) Fender American Vintage Reissue P bass + some cash.
2) Godin A4 Fretless + some cash.

Vintage Fender P Bass Vintage Fender P Bass Vintage Fender P Bass Editors Note : Personally I Own 3 Precision Bass`s But I Do Not have one with the Maple FretBoard, I  Like The Look.