FENDERS Galore... 56kers beware!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gregory, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. I just received a black Fender American Standard Precision bass for my 19th birthday. It is my first bass and I am looking forward to getting good with it.

    I have also included pictures of my dad's Fender Jazz and Stratocaster.

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  3. It's actually more of a maroonish color... I took these with my digital video camera so the stills kinda suck. I'm not really sure what controls he has on it, but I know that each knob is really like two knobs. I think the chrome ones are volume and pickups but there are two adjustable black knobs beneath the chrome ones, I'm not sure what they do.
  4. dragonbass

    dragonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    ........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder..........................................................
    They are concentric knobs.......

    Top is volume, bottom is tone

    1 for each pickup.
  5. There ya go. Thanks for the info.
  6. BIg O

    BIg O Guest

    Apr 3, 2002
    Kitchener, ON, Canada
    My guess would be it is an MIJ re-issue of the stack-knob J, looking at the ground wire to the bridge.

    Nice instruments, Gregory!

    Practice lots!!:D
  7. Lucky.
  8. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    first bass.... MIA fender. im SO jealous.

    mine was a 70's yamaha, sopt the difference
  9. Yeah I am really grateful. My dad is a jazz FANATIC and bass is his favorite instrument. I guess he figured since I had been playing his 24/7 I should have my own. Wouldn't have expected this one though!
  10. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    It's a beauty, Gregory! I also have an American P bass (circa 2000, just after it was introduced) and I LOVE it. You just can't go wrong with a good P bass.

    Good luck and enjoy it,

  11. Selecter

    Selecter Guest

    Jun 30, 2003
    YOur dad must be like J. Jamerson - judging by the pickguard. ' The dirt keeps the funk. ' I can see that bass gets PLAYED.

    Nice instruments all. :bassist:
  12. jenderfazz

    jenderfazz Guest

    Apr 17, 2003
    montreal, qc, Canada
    An American made first bass, you oughta be proud! Nice bass!
  13. I was just looking through the newest Fender catalog... there are so many cool basses in there...

    Anyway I saw my dad's and it's an American Vintage Series '62 Jazz bass.
  14. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    I hate you....

    ...But I love your basses. Good deal! *drool*

  15. Moo

    Moo Inactive

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Very cool first bass :)

    Here's a bit of old fart wisdom, you're going to be really bummed 20 years from now that you ever sold that great old p bass.

    Or you're smarter than all of us and you're going to keep it.