SOLD 2005 Fender Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Fuzmaster, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Fuzmaster

    Fuzmaster petro ergo sum

    Jun 8, 2014
    (near) Ogden
    Great factory PJ in excellent condition overall. Small dings on back of body, scratches on front of upper bout. No buckle rash. No dings or scuffs around the edges. Pickguard is gouged near truss rod nut. Small dings on face of headstock, around D string tuner peg. Otherwise, the neck is in perfect condition. No significant fretwear. All hardware is in perfect condition.

    No mods: all original components, wiring, and solder. I have a brand new OEM Fender Tony Franklin tortoise pickguard that I will include, if you want it.

    This instrument is essentially a vintage reissue mid-70s P-bass, with Tony Franklin's custom touches. The neck profile is very similar (if not identical) to the TF fretless model. The fretted model has been discontinued since 2014. Back in 2005, Fender used real bone nuts on these.

    The TF P-bass is the one of the only Fender factory PJs with the J pickup in the '70s Jazz Bass position.

    Nut width is 1.625" (current P-bass standard).

    Weight: 9 lbs (4070g)

    This sale includes the bass guitar, and black tolex OHSC by G&G (also in excellent condition).

    $1200 shipped CONUS. PayPal only. No trades.

    Fender published spec listed below:

    Model Name: Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass
    Maple Fingerboard, Gold Amber
    Model Number: 0190086850
    Series: Artist
    Adv Price: $2249.99
    Color: Gold Amber
    Body Material: Select Alder
    Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape: Precision Bass
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape: Modern "C"
    Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    Fingerboard: Maple
    Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Number/Frets: 20
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Nut Material: Bone
    Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
    Inlays: Black Dot
    Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
    Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Single-Coil Jazz Bass
    with Hex Screw Pole Pieces and Ceramic Bar Magnets
    Middle Pickup: Tony Franklin American Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Jazz Bass Pickup.
    Position 2. Jazz Bass and Precision Bass Pickups.
    Position 3. Precision Bass Pickup
    Configuration: SS
    Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with
    Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
    Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
    Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Artist Signature
    Strings: Tony Franklin Signature Strings, NPS, (.045-.105 Gauges)
    Features: Specially Voiced Precision Bass and Jazz Bass Pickups,
    3-Way Pickup Switching, Matte Finish Pickup Covers,
    Tony Franklin Engraved Neck Plate, Vintage Styling
    Accessories: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case (Black Interior)

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  2. disp


    Apr 29, 2002
    I played this bass while I was checking out another of Fuzmaster's sales. This thing is the real deal: nice reasonant bass with no dead spots. It's a 12 year old bass but it felt like it was brand new. Sounded great amplified. There was nothing to dislike about it. All around killer player.

    Fuzmaster is great to work with as well. I happened to live fairly close by and he let me bring up my little combo and play his basses through it. I ended up taking this beauty off his hands:

    SOLD - 1999 Fender Hot Rod Precision Bass
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  3. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    I used to own this bass, between 2008 and around 2013. It's a great, lightweight player. You won't be disappointed.
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  4. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I owned one of these for a while. Solid bass with great tone. The fretless version has been my No. 1 since about 2011.
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  5. svenbass


    Dec 12, 2002
    Bump for a great bass ... I bought a new one last fall, and have re-fallen in love with the P-Bass.
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  6. Bruce Calmes

    Bruce Calmes

    Feb 28, 2018
    Is it still available?