1. A Supporting membership is required to post items for sale in the classifieds

  2. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.
  3. Please Read:Classifieds Rules, Usage Agreement, and FAQ for info on bumping, marking SOLD, and more.

SOLD Fender Precision Bass Special (P/J) USA California Series BAII Gold Anodized

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by dave79, Feb 2, 2013.


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    A really nice bass that I haven't played in several years, aside from the last two days setting it up and making sure I wanted to sell it.

    For sale only. Read that sentence again. Thank you.

    It's from 1997, which according to one TB listing was the only year they made them. BAII and gold anodized pickguard are stock with this variant. It has wear on both sides of the neck and is missing the top paint layer in a few spots(black underneath). Aside from that stuff it's in pretty great used condition, not mint, not new, used. Frets are in great shape and the bass plays great too. Color combination is one of the best I've ever seen on a Fender, really a cool looking instrument.

    $600 + shipping

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Closeups:
    http://s1256.beta.photobucket.com/u...rary/Precision Bass Special California Series
     
  2. fourtet102

    fourtet102 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Location:
    Phoenix, Az
  3. Zemaitis

    Zemaitis

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Location:
    New Paltz NY
    Whats the nut width?
     
  4. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    Nut width is 1.5 inches
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. steamthief

    steamthief

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Location:
    Mentone Beach
    BAII is an upgrade on that bass which the majority of TBers probably prefer, they came from the factory with vintage style bridges with threaded saddles. Bump for an awesome bass, my '97 is a lifer!
     
  7. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    I have to respectfully disagree steamthief, according to my extensive research(Google) there were two versions released, one with the standard bridge and one with the BAII. They were putting out Geddy Lee at this time so it's not too much of a stretch that they would stock a BAII on another bass. Anybody else want to chime in?
     
  8. gsquare

    gsquare

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    what's the weight?
     
  9. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    Weighed it a few times on the bathroom scale, getting 9.8lbs
     
  10. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    Just got my first trade request....sigh
     
  11. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    If anyone wants, I can drop the price $50 and put on a regular bridge(new or used)
     
  12. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Location:
    Smyrna, Tennessee.
    I've seen several this color or red and all had vintage style bridges. I don't doubt that some were factory with BAIIs. I still like BAs and have 2 fretless jazz with them.
     
  13. BillyIVbass

    BillyIVbass

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Location:
    PA
    Disclosures:
    Gear Reviews Guitar World Online
    I have a Chrome Red loaded body. I've had it on a few necks, killer bass! Tough to find a good passive P/J
     
  14. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Location:
    Los Angeles California
    I have never seen one of these stock with a badass II and I have owned 2, one red and one burst , both had vintage style bridges like the mexican ones.
     
  15. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    When I search around I find an unusually high amount of these with BAIIs and I remember seeing something before I bought this a couple years ago that some had BAII stock. Think I'll just swap in a vintage one and put it at $600 shipped...
     
  16. Kobilly

    Kobilly Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Location:
    Annapolis MD
    I s there a case involved here?
     
  17. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    I just got a pretty much new hard case this afternoon. I can include it for $50 or instead of the BAII.
     
  18. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  19. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    From an email I just wrote:

    The tuners are original and cheaper than the US Standard Line. So the wear...it's like someone wrapped their hand around the neck while playing, I'll see an occasional blues/country cat do this. The wear is both above and below where my thumb goes, which I think is at a pretty standard middle of the neck area. So if I take a finger and slide it down the neck with a little bit of downward pressure I find the bottom to be fastest and worn the most evenly, the middle to be the slowest (finish can slow you down), and the top to be fast but a bit uneven, particularly a spot of finish that remains next to the 5th fret.
     
  20. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    SOLD and the BAII is off to the Accessories Classifieds soon
     

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page