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Any idea on what exactly this Fender Precision Bass Limited Edition is?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rockdoc11, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    I came across this online, and wondered about the "Limited Edition" aspect of this.

    Any thoughts?




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  2. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Looks like the new Limited Edition '70s P bass.
    Best MIM made.
    That's a nice example. I've seen several that don't look that good.
    As for limited edition, Fender's idea of limited edition isn't exactly textbook.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2018
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  3. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    That one is clearly marked "Made in USA" and the truss rod adjustment is typical of the USA made instruments. It is a beauty made in the style of the 1970's.
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  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Hard to make out on my phone.
    Looks the same, though.
  5. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    I'll bet it is. This one also has the same bridge used on the American Standard basses. String thru body bridge. Sure is pretty.
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  6. Dunno but sure like it lol
  7. BigLoopDuke

    BigLoopDuke Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    DSM, IA
    2012 or 2013. I had one. Remarkably good. IIRC, it had a 63 CS pup. Sounded incredible
  8. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Looks like a run-of-the-mill American Standard in a natural finish... is there a seller saying that it is a limited edition?
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  9. Truss adjustment at the neck heel. Cool bridge design. A blond beauty for sure!
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    That's a wild looking grain on the body for sure. I dig it.

    I wouldn't go so far as to say a modern era ash/natural/black guard/maple board is "rare", but it's certainly less common than a lot of other color schemes. Throw in the vintage (70s) looks with with modern appointments like the bridge and string through, and I can totally see where this "modern classic" could have been a limited run.

    No one aspect if this bass is out of the ordinary. The totality of it is, however.
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  11. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    CS63 or Pure Vintage 63?
  12. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    Is it a hand rubbed ash stain finish? Can't tell from the pics if it's gloss or not.
  13. BigLoopDuke

    BigLoopDuke Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    DSM, IA
    I thought they were CS63s. Also, as I'm looking at the pics on my desktop, it might not be the limited edition from the years I quoted, if its not the hand stained version. (iPhone pics are sometimes hard for these old eyes to tell).
  14. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    Often Fender does a lot of FSR (Fender Special Run) products, they are usually always marked as "Limited Edition" because they are just usually one or two batches. Large companies have them all the time, GC/MF/Sweetwater/Andertons/etc. Basically they say we want a bunch of stuff with certain specs and Fender does it. What those specs are and how the vary from the stock stuff varies. Sometimes it is different pickups/electronics, or just different colors. They can also be a good way to get a good deal on a bass or guitar, a lot of stores will discount FSRs heavily after the run is over with.

    As for the OP's bass, there are so many FSRs out there it can be hard to tell exactly which you have just by pictures.
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  15. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    It’s the natural finish over ash. I’m not aware of any American Standards with an ash body or a natural finish, so that’d make it a pretty limited edition.
  16. Madhouse27

    Madhouse27 Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2016
    I've never really been into the "natural" thing, but THAT'S a great looking bass!
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  17. lowendrv


    Dec 12, 2007
    What's a Fender® Special Run (FSR) Product?
  18. Isn't that a sandblasted ltd edition American? They made less in this color than the others IIRC. Can you feel the grain?
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  19. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Good question! I didn't know they made a natural/blonde sandblasted.
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  20. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA

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