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  1. *ONO* I got this just before lockdown and despite having had more time to learn upright, it's mostly been sat there and I need the money more than a bass I can't really play all that well 😄 Sorry for crappy photos, who'd have thought it would be so hard to photograph what is essentially a tall, black stick. Previous owner had some work done to the nut and to the electronics, I believe. Works as it should, sounds better than I thought! Just not getting the use it deserves from me. Some minor dings on body and lacquer crack on head stock but perfect working order. I've also got some used TI strings I bought here that don't fit and are in a poor state (except for the A string, I believe) but if you have other uprights they may be useful to you. Strictly collection only, folks. Although I could deliver or meet locally if need be. Any questions, ask away. Visits/try outs welcome. Andrew
  2. Uh... I don't actually know... there's no fan that I know of or can see/have ever heard so I imagine passive? But tbh I'm not entirely sure on what you mean by 'passive' in this sense =D I'm fairly sure there's no fan, I know the valve cage gets hot and the bulky bits on the side are transformers/powery fellows so I imagine that's part of the reason they're external (aside from the obvious vintage aesthetic).
  3. Just to back you up, I have a '74 that looks identical to this re markings and non-corresponding numbers. Torres neck too.
  4. *please note* this is not the same as the Deluxe, this is one of the first Elites that took over from the Deluxe in 2015/2016. Times as they are, I need to shift this guy. He's served me well over the years as my main bass through festivals and live sessions but is still in great condition. Not really after trades but before you make offers, I'll only consider trades with a minimum of £500 my way. Preferably Japanese (lawsuit Ibanez or similar and MIJ Fenders) or USA Fenders. Passive only. Anything else, I'm probably not interested. I'm selling out of need and not want. If you're not familiar with them, this is the model with the Musicman style truss wheel. It has an active/passive switch and 3 band EQ. The neck is compound, graduating from a C shape to a D at the 12th fret. Here's a review from Premier Guitar: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/24081-fender-american-elite-precision-bass-review I gutted him once because I don't like active circuitry, the home made tort plate is left over from that and will still fit the original bits if you make an extra hole and maybe do a bit of light filing. I'm the 2nd owner. I didn't get a tool for the truss wheel and haven't been able to find one specific to the Elite but I've managed to make adjustments with a regular allen key and some caution. There are a couple of little marks on the wheel from adjustments (pic 4). The scratchplate is a little scratched up so you know it's done its job but only noticeable under scrutiny. In terms of dings, there are a couple of minors pictured towards the end. Otherwise, it's been loved and cared for. Currently strung with some old GHS Pressurewound but can find some rounds to put on if you prefer. Case had some stickers, some marks left but easy enough to remove if you care to. Otherwise, perfect working order with 2 keys. Will ship if buyer arranges but meet up obviously preferred. I am based in Walton On Thames, 10 minutes west of Kingston. Features: Double cutaway 4-string electric bass PJ pickup configuration; split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup, single-coil all-new fourth-generation Noiseless Jazz Bass® bridge pickup Onboard active 18-volt preamp for more headroom with less noise Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard HiMass Vintage bridge; new genuine bone nut Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks Specifications BODY Body Material: Alder Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Body Shape: Precision Bass NECK Neck Material: Maple Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D" Scale Length: 34" (864 mm) Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: Medium Jumbo Nut Material: Bone Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm) Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot Truss Rod: Dual-Action Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment ELECTRONICS Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless Middle Pickup: Elite Precision Bass Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle Switching: 2-Way Mini Toggle Switch for Active/Passive Mode. In Passive Mode, Only The Volume, Pan and Passive Tone Controls Function. In Active Mode, All Controls Function. Configuration: PJ Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ HARDWARE Bridge 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload) Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical These last 2 pics are from when I had replaced the active guts with DiMarzios and I was too lazy to tale new pictures, in case you're wondering 'what's up with those pups?'
  5. Only used this guy on a handful of recordings and at home. Times being as they are, he's gotta go. Sounds as you'd expect, it's an Ampeg tube head. Not gonna hold it's own in a 7 piece without DI and monitors but loud enough for low volume playing in a 3 or 4 piece. Great for recording. It can be used without a cab load too so good for quiet home recordings as well. Had the flight case custom made by Swan Flight (they since have them on the website). Enough space beneath the head for amp leads (will include the speaker cable). Collection preferred but happy to chuck some extra packing peanuts and box it up if you want to sort out a courier. Any questions, let me know.
  6. Thanks Nik, was lovely meeting you! Maybe next time under better/more normal circumstances 😁
  7. I've owned two of these bad boys, lovely basses and a decent price too!
  8. Zender is still pretty active AFAIK. He's definitely got a bunch of stuff listed on his website that I wasn't aware of http://www.zendermusic.com/
  9. Interested in trades for a rosewood board Fender neck (P or Jazz) with block inlays or sunburst P bass body. Or a Source Audio C4. Maybe something else I haven't thought of. Try me!
  10. I'd also messaged him a while back and I got responses initially but then went dark. Hope he's okay...
  11. Some answers to questions I've had that might be of interest: String spacing is 18mm, Gotoh 404SJ-5 bridge, steel saddles. No case, collection or meet up preferred. Could even deliver if close enough and paid up front. If not possible, I'm happy to remove the neck and package for shipping (sorted by buyer).
  12. FWIW, if wrapping you want to leave about a half cm or less from the bearing edge to allow the head to sit. Use some contact adhesive and a couple of clamps and you're good to go. If you want a cheaper option, that fake sticky back veneer type stuff you can buy on a roll at Wilkos would also work.
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