Jump to content
Why become a member? Read this.... Read more... ×
gareth

Fender 60th Anniversay Precision

Recommended Posts

This is a fantastic bass!

Here's why:-

1. Super light - a shade under 8lbs - those in the know will appreciate what I am saying - under 8lbs for an ash bodied precision!
2. Thin skin laquer finish with detailed figured grain ash below - trans type/see thru finish
3. Maple capped maple board - hence no shunk stripe.
4. This bass being a celebration of 60 years of precision combines the best bits of those 60 years - split pickup, light weight, post-tele type headstock, lightweight tuners with traditional keys, super snug neck to body joints, CS quality finish, great fretwork, grooved bridge, graphite reinforced neck, stringthru, etc, etc

The bass is well balanced, light, super resonant un-ampllified, wonderful deep p bass tones when amplified, no fret buzz
yet low action, no deadspots.

Here's the full spec


Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass Blackguard Blonde - Specifications[list]
[*][b]Model:[/b] 60th Anniversary Precision Bass
[*][b]Colours:[/b] (768) Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish
[*][b]Series:[/b] Limited Anniversary Edition
[*][b]Body Shape:[/b] Precision Bass
[*][b]Body Material:[/b] Ash
[*][b]Neck:[/b] Modern "C" Shape
[*][b]Neck Finish:[/b] Lacquer
[*][b]Fretboard:[/b] Graphite Reinforced Maple
[*][b]Fretboard Radius:[/b] 9.5" (24.1 cm)
[*][b]Frets:[/b] 20, Medium Jumbo
[*][b]Position Inlays:[/b] Black Dot Position Inlays
[*][b]Scale Length:[/b] 34" (86.36 cm)
[*][b]Nut Width:[/b] 1.625" (41.3 mm)
[*][b]String Nut:[/b] Synthetic Bone
[*][b]Truss Rod:[/b] Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods
[*][b]Truss Rod Nut:[/b] 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut
[*][b]Controls:[/b] Master Volume, Master Tone
[*][b]Hardware:[/b] Chrome
[*][b]Tuning Keys:[/b] Fender/Hipshot Vintage Keys with Tapered Shafts
[*][b]Bridge:[/b] HMV, High Mass Vintage, (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload)
[*][b]Control Knobs:[/b] Knurled chrome
[*][b]Pickguard:[/b] 3-Ply Black/White/Black
[*][b]Incl. Accessories:[/b] Fender/SKB Case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth
[*][b]Unique Features:[/b] Thinskin Lacquer Finish, Vintage Style Pickups, 60th Anniversary
Neckplate
[/list]


[IMG]http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r100/garethadavies/Fender%2060th%20Anniversary%20Precision%20Bass/DSC00986.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r100/garethadavies/Fender%2060th%20Anniversary%20Precision%20Bass/DSC00985.jpg[/IMG]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='skidder652003' timestamp='1336423124' post='1645498']
dude get that out of the rain right now!
[/quote]

don't worry i dried it off

feels like its been rainin g here for weeks but dry today thank goodness :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice bass but I dont like the way the scratch plate covers almost half the body, why have a nice wood grain then cover it with black plastic ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='GRAHAM SG1' timestamp='1336478114' post='1646089']
Nice bass but I dont like the way the scratch plate covers almost half the body, why have a nice wood grain then cover it with black plastic ?
[/quote]

i guess you better blame leo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw one today in Guitar Guitar Glasgow. I really like the body. Beautiful colour. Much much nicer than my 51RI. However, if this instrument had the tele headstock and vintage tuners, I'd be looking to get one. Wonder if my neck would fit the body of one of these? An expensive build I guess, as I'm not sure anyone would want the 51RI with a modern headstock.

CB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='GRAHAM SG1' timestamp='1336478114' post='1646089']
Nice bass but I dont like the way the scratch plate covers almost half the body, why have a nice wood grain then cover it with black plastic ?
[/quote]Almost like the scratch plate is in the wrong place, especially if playing with a pick??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='rogerstodge' timestamp='1349032449' post='1820935']
Almost like the scratch plate is in the wrong place, especially if playing with a pick??
[/quote]

so i guess leo got it wrong with the original 50's precision design then?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought one of these a while back and am very pleased with it, but the output from the pickup seems quite low, especially by comparison with my other, admittedly bitsa, P bass. Is this normal, in a possibly vintage way? The gain/volume control on the amp has to be turned up a fair bit when I play it to get a punchy sound. I have toyed with the idea of replacing the pickups.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

she likes it

[url="http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/photos/field-day-2012-savages/P2/"]http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/photos/field-day-2012-savages/P2/[/url]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='cloudburst' timestamp='1340052685' post='1698439']
Wonder if my neck would fit the body of one of these?
[/quote]
Different heel/pocket shape.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×