Vintage Fender Precision Bass Special Candy Apple Red - 1980


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Nearly all original (aside from the thumb rest) & an amazing player with incredible tone & feel. This was Fender's first active bass with a specially developed active circuit (preamp, bass & treble), but it can also be used in passive mode with a passive tone control. Made for only a brief period of time between 1980 & 1982, these awesome basses are becoming increasingly difficult to find & are a definite must-have for any serious collector or player.

Cosmetic Condition: Typical signs of play wear for a bass its age - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, weather checking & some finish wear. Overall the bass has a great look to it with a beautiful patina.

Neck: Nicely rounded maple neck with "skunk stripe." Maple fingerboard with black dot inlays. Frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them. Candy Apple Red headstock finish matches the body & the decals are in great shape. Gold Fender tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 5/8" nut width; 34" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body: Contoured, solid alder body finished in Candy Apple Red with gold hardware. Top-loading bridge with four adjustable brass saddles. 3-ply white pickguard with black thumb rest. Bass weighs 10.75 lbs.

Electronics: P-Bass split single coil with white covers - Master volume & dual tone controls with gold knurled knobs; 2-way mini toggle; 9-volt battery compartment in the back of the body. Pots date to '80 & all electronics are in good working condition, although there is a little bit of scratchiness in the pots.

Case: Original hardshell case included. The case is a bit rough & the handle is missing.

Why We Love Fender

It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.