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Something about My new fender bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B_assman, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. B_assman


    Jul 26, 2004
    I recently received a Fender precision bass guitar from my friend for free. (yes, for FREE). It looked pretty old and beat up when i got it but the bass didn look like an ordinary one. As i played it more and more i grew to like how it sounds.

    HEre are some of its features.
    -First of all the back emblem said Fender Elite, but i dont know what that means, as of the guitar model.
    -Plus, the pick ups were rather unique. (chek the pix). I've not seen such pickups b4. But again, i dont know what that explains about the bass. Are they just old school pickups or are these kind of pickups different in performance?
    [The middle knob was missing when i got the guitar]

    I just enjoy to play the bass but i dont know much about them. I would appreciate it if u would post ur own opinions on the bass after the checkin the pix. (maybe even a estimated price, value, or year)
    Thank you.

    Fender Emblem
  2. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Dude, you've got a great bass there! that is a precision elite bass, they where made around 82,83 the same time precision special's (which I got) where made. they are active basses and DO have a collectability factor to them (being the limited amout made). You friend is a gem!
  3. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I'm not sure, but I think the pickups in your bass are called 'Lace-Sensors'. I agree w/ pyrohr, the bass may have some collector's value. I remember the ads for it in Guitar Player Mag, back in the early 80's, but I never saw this model in the flesh. I suggest that you do a web search to find out when the bass was built and how many were produced. Even if it's not a collector's item, you got a fantastic bass for the best possible price-Free!

    Everyone should have friends like yours, you lucky bastage! :D

  4. I really like that bass. Get some knobs and put on it.

  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Those were never my cup of tea, but I've got to say that you did get something nice. Congrats.