80's MIJ Fernandes The Function bass-$175 shipped CONUS
$175 shipped CONUS. Here's a nice Japan made bass from the 1985-6 era. Quality materials and build. I think these were made in the ESP factory. Alder body,maple neck,rosewood fingerboard. Tight neck pocket. Passive electronics with two volumes and a tone. Heavy duty Badass I style bridge. Minimal fretware. Sounds like a good P-bass,the throb is there. The J pickup can be dialed in for a more focused tone. Impressive resonance and sustain.Has D'Addario nickels presently and sounds clear,defined and full. Setup with 3/32" action from top of 12th fret to string,high enough to really dig in but still play comfortably with minimal fret noise....Very black,almost a stealth bass,just add black hardware...weighs 8.5 lbs. according to my scale....Oh yeah,reverse tuners on this for some reason....they work fine.....Nice neck profile , 3/4" thick at the 1st fret and 1-9/16" at the nut,not a skinny neck,some nice heft there....Think I've covered it all but the pics...$175 shipped CONUS.
Last edited by tommybass64 : 09-30-2013 at 05:11 PM.