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Please tell me more about this (weird) Fender Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GassieBall, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    I'm doing a basic setup/overhaul for my friend who's getting back into bass. I don't think I've ever seen a P/J Precision bass like this before. It's active with a Jazz-type neck and is as light as heck. I thought it was a P-bass Lyte, but this one has stacked vol/blend, treble/bass in two knobs. It also has microtuners in the bridge. Made in USA. Nifty.

    I'm going to go over the the Fender site and lurk around. Is there a "nickname" for this type of P-bass? I'd date it to the 80's. Can anyone tell more more about this run of basses? What do you think it would fetch now for a price?

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  2. Fretlessboy


    Nov 29, 2007
    St Augustine Florida
    Endorsing artist GENZ BENZ/HERCULES STANDS/XSonics
    In the 80's Fender did put Kubicki preamps in some of them. I really don't remember the name they used. Sorry
  3. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    Huh, that's interesting. The preamp sounds nice. Not harsh. It's got Lace-Sensor pickups in it. Maybe I should keep this bass, LOL.
  4. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    Crud. I put this in the wrong forum by mistake. I meant to put it into plain Bass Guitars.

    Mods, if you could please move this, I'd appreciate it. :) Thanks.
  5. N series = 1990s
    looks to me like a Fender Precision PLUS DELUXE
    some had active Kubicki preamps
  6. Not too special in that it was produced w/o the Normal headstock (prodigy type HS) and minus PG - was a cheaper run/design. There is one in New England listed for 750 but has been up for Sale for too long - I suspect it's worth something in the 500 range if you find the right buyer. Good Luck
  7. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    I have a 2006 P-Bass Special that's a P/J with a Jazz neck. Awesome bass.
  8. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    Thanks for the info, guys. Buy it now price for $1400? Really?
  9. That's what he wants for it but not likely what he'll get for it. If he insists on that price he'll probably have it for a long while.
  10. If it's got that extra deep cutaway below the neck it's definitely some sort of Plus. That skinny headstock & lettering screams Prodigy but the Lace Sensors were definitely a P-Bass Plus item. I have a 91-ish without the active electronics, it's definitely a P-Bass Plus, but it looks different than this, yours must have been a limited run or something.
  11. His is a Plus Deluxe.
  12. topcat2069


    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    I'd rather not sell it, but it's up for sale 'cause of my wife.....;)

    The Plus Deluxe is a very rare bird
  13. So there's a method to your madness!

  14. topcat2069


    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    Yeah.... I just sold the companion '92 Jazz Bass Plus But I'd kind of like to keep the P I had never seen one 'till I bought this one. It's like the transition version of the contemporary Am. P-Bass Deluxe (which I have too) I just did a Warmoth 5 string build and I needed some $$ to pay it off.. I was "told" that I didn't need to have "so many Basses"
  15. I remember the days when I was "told" what I could and could not have. I always responded with "When you get down to two pair of shoes and two purses, then we can talk about how many _____ I have."
  16. Fortunately, she found the way out the door twenty years ago this June.
  17. capnhank


    Mar 5, 2007
    Campbell, CA
    Yeah, I was gonna ask how that worked out... :)

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