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SOLD Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass (Sunburst)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JFN, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. *** Price Drop: $1100 ***

    Beautiful Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass in Sunburst finish. Bass features a P/J pickup configuration with an unlined Ebony finger board. It has been strung with flats since I bought it new, so there is no finger board wear. The neck is straight and gives that characteristic singing/Mwaah fretless tone from the Jazz pickup (even with flats).

    This bass has the following modifications/upgrades:

    • Tuners replaced with Hipshot Ultralites – this helps the bass balance and reduces neck dive, not to mention the weight by 0.5 lb.
    -- The stock tuners (including the Drop D) will be included.
    • Tug bar/thumb rest was installed below the G string for a more vintage look.
    • Black volume/tone knobs installed (original knobs will be included)

    • Newer style Fender/SKB molded hard shell case
    • Strap, cable, & polish cloth
    • Truss rod tool & hang tags
    • Stock tuners & knobs

    The bass is in excellent condition and plays great. Price is $1100 shipped in the CONUS with Verified PayPal account. No Trades Please. Below is a link to the Musicians Friend description.

    Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass: Shop Bass & Other Musical Instruments | Musician's Friend









  2. EduardoK


    Jun 28, 2004
    Do these "franklins" have a regular 70's type C neck (1.65" nut width)? Fat meaty neck (front to back)?
  3. austentaciousC


    Mar 17, 2010
    these basses are badass, def on my GAS list. Is that the original bridge and bridge pickup though?
  4. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    I had one just like it with the same Hipshot tuner change. Awesome basses.
  5. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
  6. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I know you are, but what am I?
    bump for a great fretless. I need to do that tuner swap-out change on mine, too, as I have no use for the Drop D. Would be nice to drop the headstock weight some.
  7. Manfloozy


    Jul 30, 2009
    SW Florida
    I've bought (and sold) three of these..... and will buy a fourth some day. Great piece of kit.

  8. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Free bump for an awesome bass
  9. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I know you are, but what am I?
    nice price! bump!
  10. wfmandmusic

    wfmandmusic Inactive

    Jul 26, 2011
    What year is it?
  11. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    Holy smoke! Tops on my GAS list!! Why does this always happen to me after I deplete my 'bass money' envelope?!!!
  12. Mr Socko

    Mr Socko

    Mar 1, 2000
    Any dents/dings/scratches?
  13. wish I had the cash bump.
  14. jknorton


    Nov 14, 2008
    How easy would it be to go back to the original tuners? It looks like you changed bushings. Did you have to ream the holes or do any other mods? Tx.
  15. There should be no problem going back to the original tuners. I have all the original parts and there was no drilling or anything. They just dropped right in.

    Also, there are no dings, dents or scratches. Just some minor swirling as is normally seen on a bass that's been played for a while. The bass rarely leaves the house though (part of why I'm selling it).

    They have the 1.625" width at the nut. They don't feel as "meaty" front to back as some 70's P basses I've played. The profile seems similar to the current crop of P basses.

    It's a 2007 model year. The bridge and both pups are stock as well.

  16. I love this bass, from the pics and design. I love the p bass pu with the bridge jazz thing. Sweet. I need an extra $1100. Good luck.
  17. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    If this is still here in a week I might have to pick it up...
  18. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Someone buy this bass!!! It is simply the best fretless bass a rock bassist can own. Tone is stellar, quality is near Custom Shop level (I know because I have a CS jazz and one of these TFs). If you've ever thought about fretless bass, get this one now.
  19. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I know you are, but what am I?
    this is still here? Great fretless at a very competitive price.
  20. remulous


    Feb 24, 2011
    How much it weigh?

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