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What model of Fender P bass is Chuck playing here?!?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SactoBass, Aug 14, 2019.


  1. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Chuck Panozzo of Styx is playing a blue Fender P bass with a maple neck at this concert. The bass has three knobs but only one pickup (the usual split coil pickup that P basses have). The two knobs closest to the input jack appear to be in the standard P bass location for volume and tone. But there is a third knob plainly visible at 34:53 and 46:04 in this vid, and that knob is located directly below the pickup. What is that third knob for?

     
  2. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    I think I just figured it out right after I posted. It appears to be a "Fender P Bass Special" with an active circuit. Apparently Fender made these between 1980 and 1982.
     

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