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Pin a name on the Fender P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gojirin, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. gojirin


    Oct 11, 2004
    I have a Fender P bass that is MIM in 1994 or 1995. It is in the style of a telecaster bass(head and pick guard) with active p/j pu's and 2 cowpoke controls(volume/blend and treble/bass). Neck at the nut is 5/8ths.
    I just don't know the real name - I've seen it refered to numerous ways.
    I did a search as I remember this bass mentioned here a few times, but nada.
    Kinda stupid, but would love to know it's real name.

    Thanks, Jon
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Look like this?

    That would be called a Fender Precision Bass Special. Active electronics and whatnot. It earned the nickname of cowpoke because of the pickguard.
  3. gkintn


    Mar 6, 2005
    Whoa :eek: that's a Telejazzision...

    I know bad joke.
  4. gojirin


    Oct 11, 2004
    Thanks! That's it! Mine is burst and I saw a real cool one in a pawn shop that was pale green. I replaced the pu's and had the electronics changed to passive, which sadly meant I had to lose the concentric pots. And I didn't know the cowpoke came from the pick guard.

    Now I don't have to refer to the bass as a Fender P p/j thingie anymore!

  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    That's not a Tele headstock. This is.