Vintage Fender Precision Bass Special Lake Placid Blue 1980


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A super cool P-Bass Special 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: Used, but not abused, with 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 are in great shape with hardly any wear & plenty of life in them. Lake Placid Blue headstock finish matches the body & the decals are in great shape with no bits missing. 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 Lake Placid Blue with gold hardware. Top-loading bridge with four adjustable brass saddles. 3-ply white pickguard with unoriginal black thumb rest. Bass weighs 10.65 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 perfect working condition.

Case: Original hardshell case included.

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.