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1990-91 Fender Japan MIJ Acoustic Electric AE Fretless Bass Semi hollow Buffer

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by matt441, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. matt441

    matt441 Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    $695 + 55 shipping conus fedex ground


    Made in Japan (1990-1991) Fender AE Precision Bass
    The finish is overall very clean
    the neck is very straight and it sounds killer
    very lightweight 7 lbs 7 oz
    rosewood board is true
    strung with original fender tapewounds - very low tension - still sound fantastic
    This bass is ridiculously easy to play
    Set up by the best guitar shop in the country (Eric's guitars)
    Jazz bass 1.5" nut width
    Low action
    lots of growl and mwah with a moderate sustain (tapewound sound)
    Contoured heel
    strings thru body - nice sustain
    neck microtilt tilt adjust
    neck plate says made in USA but the bass is made in Japan
    IMHO very low tension
    It does the P-Bass thing with an excellent sounding active Fender Lace Sensor pickup, but it has a few tricks up it's sleeve
    The acoustic style bridge is outfitted with a smooth sounding Piezo pickup
    The front-most control (closest to the neck) is a standard volume pot
    The middle control is a TBX tone boost that "notches" in the middle
    From "zero" to the "notch" it functions as a regular tone control
    From the notch up to "ten" it gives the mid-boost on the tone circuit
    This is the same TBX tone control found on a Clapton Strat and other high-end American and Japanese models
    The back control is a "mix" knob that blends the acoustic and electric tones
    All the way down is 100% Piezo, all the way up is 100% Lace Sensor
    At the "notch" in the middle is both equally, and then you can explore everything in between to get the perfect sound.
    The looks on are just as unique and adventurous as the electronics.
    The semi-hollow thinline body strings through the back and is only found on this specific model
    The sunburst top is gorgeous, smooth and even, with great transitions between the colors
    A highly collectible, highly playable piece of Fender history from the glory days of Fender Japan.
    Whether it's the looks or the selection of tones, nothing then or now compares
    Neck tilt adjustment is extremely helpful
    Looks great - especially considering its nearly 25 years old
    All original – no mods
    SERIAL NUMBER is K017993 (which dates it to 1990-91)
    IMHO - way better than the fender hmt (2), german hofner, jack casady and other ae basses (2) I've owned
    includes a durable well fitting non fender case

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  2. matt441

    matt441 Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    more pix

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  3. matt441

    matt441 Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    even more pix

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  4. Nice Fender AE and price. Surprised it hasn't been snatched up yet. I love mine.
  5. gsquare

    gsquare Pedal Breeders' BIGBoardClub#104;CabronitaClub#8 Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Peoria, AZ
    Still available?
  6. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    yeah, still available?