Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass Ebony - Lake Placid Blue


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Few musicians are as renowned as legendary bass player Tony Franklin, with numerous session credits and his master of the fretless bass, playing with the likes of Roy Harper, Jimmy Page, Whitesnake, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd over his illustrious career. A long-time fretless Precision Bass player, Tony's specs, style, and sound are all felt throughout the new Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass by Fender. Its 34" scale, Modern "C" neck, and 9.5" radius Ebony fingerboard will make P bass players feel right at home, with a cool Lake Placid Blue finish and 4-ply black moto pickguard to give it an eye-catching aesthetic. A unique feature of this bass is its drop-D E-string tuner, making it easy to go from Drop D to Standard EADG tuning with the flick of a switch. Plus, this bass features two specially voiced pickups: a Tony Franklin American Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup in the middle position, and a Tony Franklin Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickup in the neck position (with hex screw pole pieces and ceramic bar magnets). Tony’s iconic fretless vibe and tone are felt throughout this bass, and with its unique looks and convenient Drop-D E-string tuning key, it’s a sure-fire fretless wonder from top to bottom.


-Model Name: Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass, Ebony Fingerboard, Lake Placid Blue
-Model #: 0190085802
-Series: Artist
-Country Of Origin: US
-Color: Lake Placid Blue
-Body: Select Alder
-Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
-Body Shape: Precision Bass
-Neck Material: Maple
-Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
-Neck Shape: Modern "C"
-Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
-Fingerboard: Ebony
-Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
-Number of Frets: Fretless
-Frets Size: Fretless
-String Nut: Synthetic Bone
-Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
-Position Inlays: Side Dot
-Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
-Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16" Hex (Allen)
-Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Single-Coil Jazz Bass with Hex Screw Pole Pieces and Ceramic Bar Magnets
-Middle Pickup: Tony Franklin American Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
-Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
-Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Jazz Bass Pickup. Position 2. Jazz Bass® and Precision Bass Pickups. Position 3. Precision Bass Pickup
-Pickup Configuration: SS
-Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
-Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
-Tuning Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear with Hipshot Bass Xtender "Drop D" on the E String
-Pickguard: 4-Ply Black Moto
-Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
-Strings: Tony Franklin Signature Strings, Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
-Unique Features: Unlined Fretless Ebony Fingerboard, Precision Bass; and Jazz Bass; Pickups, 3-Way Pickup Switching, Matte Finish Pickup Covers, Tony Franklin Engraved Neck Plate, Hipshot; Bass X-Tender; Drop D Tuning Key on the E String, Tony Franklin Designed NPS Strings, Vintage Styling, Side Dot Position Markers are Located at the Fretting Points of the Fingerboard

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