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SOLD FS '81 Fender USA Precision Special CAR

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by boogie88, Oct 22, 2010.


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  1. boogie88

    boogie88

    Mar 28, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    SOLD!

    Up for sale is my trusty '81 Fender USA Precision special in Candy Apple Red.
    This was my my go-to four-string for over two years.
    But now that my regular gig requires a 5-string only, it gets no love, and that's a shame!.

    Obviously broken-in, "all-natural" relic-ing and sporting mucho mojo, it plays, feels, and sounds just great.

    An interesting bit of Fender history here as well:
    This was Fender's first foray into active basses back then.
    I suspect they didn't want to come up short in the market, and their engineering and execution shows.
    Great-sounding pre-amp (can run passive as well), solid brass bridge made by Schaller, as are the tuners, neck plate, strap buttons, and knobs, excellent P-neck, classy matching headstock, all in all, a great package.

    Beware, this is no lightweight, at least 10 lbs (that's a big hunk of brass there!).

    Only made for three years, from '80 to '82 I believe, so they only show up for sale once in a while, and don't last long when they do.

    I've never had any issues, this bass was built to last, for sure.
    Everything works: truss rod, pre-amp, etc. etc.

    If you are looking for massive thump, this bass delivers and then some, the pre-amp rocks!
    I have perked up the ears of more than one jaded sound guy after plugging in this guy, believe it.

    These come up for sale so rarely I'm not sure how to price this but let's say $1200.00 OBO plus actual shipping to start with, and we'll see how it goes.

    No trades please, Paypal is welcome!

    Sorry for the crappy pics (all I have).

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  2. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch. Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    AHHH...this bass is my unicorn, my Eleanor if you will...everytime one of these pops up, I'm not is a place to buy it...ARGH!!!!!

    Beautiful bass and I want it very very badly!
     
  3. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    I've had Eleanor. She was so-so...

    PM Sent.
     
  4. boogie88

    boogie88

    Mar 28, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Lots of interest, couple of offers, methinks won't last long! ;)
     
  5. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    The one I played at your wedding had a rosewood board.....
     
  6. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    That's a nice bass. Normally I don't like wear and tear but this is cool.
     
  7. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch. Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    haha...Ya I remember. but the rosewood ones are even harder to find. I've also kinda been doing the maple thing a lot lately.

    It's a beautiful bass nonetheless and one of my fav colors. Bump for getting this thing sold soon so I can quit scheming on a way to get this.
     
  8. this is the rarest of roses right here
     
  9. boogie88

    boogie88

    Mar 28, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    lazy Sunday bump...:cool:
     
  10. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Come to Daddy Eleanore!!!
     
  11. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch. Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    haha! nice....congrats! lucky.....=)
     

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