Fender American Elite Precision
I took this bass in a trade with @karlfer a few months back but I’m on a bit of a mission to clear out kit that isn’t getting much use so I’m moving it on.
It’s a great bass with a fabulous neck with its flatter radius as it nears the dusty end. Switchable active and passive with a wide range of tones from the rather impressive P and J pickups.
In the brief time I’ve had it I’ve fitted a black/white/black plate from WD which to my eyes looks far, far better than the original pearl plate (obviously also included). I've included a couple of Karl's pics showing the bass with it's original plate and also the case candy (hope you don't mind fella)!
· Model: Fender American Elite Precision
· Year of Manufacture: 2017
· Country of Manufacture: USA
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Colour: Ocean Turquoise
Body Shape: Precision Bass
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: Maple
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: 41.9mm
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
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.
Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
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
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
· Weight 3.96kg / 8lb 12oz
The bass is in beautiful condition with the only fault of note being an area of very light buckle rash which is only really noticeable when viewing the back of the bass at an angle to the light. Comes complete with the Elite case and case candy
To me these basses are outstanding value and I’m selling it at what it owes me which is £1030.
Ordinarily shipping wouldn’t be a problem but I don’t currently have any boxes/card nor am I in a position to go out and source some, so for now it is collection only* although this may change (*strictly observing social distancing measures of course).
Here we have a 2019 Lefty Squier Classic Vibe 60s Precision in 3TS with tort pickguard for sale.
This is a welcome return to production of Squier Ps since the P Special was discontinued some years ago. Bought on a whim from PMT Manchester last autumn but has barely been played and has never left the house. I recently acquired a medium scale Precision which suits me better so this is surplus to requirements.
These Indonesian CV Squiers are great instruments for the money and prices are climbing in some retailers.
Poplar body with a C-shaped tinted maple neck and laurel fretboard. This one is neither overly light nor dark, it's a fairly standard example from what I've seen. Fender-designed alnico pickup and stock chrome hardware. Weighs ~3.8kg.
No gig bag or case.
Classic looking bass, perfect if you want a Jamerson vibe!
Can ship at buyer's expense, collection from Oldham or Manchester maintaining social distancing or I can deliver within Greater Manchester or surrounding areas within reason.
6/6/20 - price drop to £180
Great Fender Jazzbass 1973 with OHSC. Apart from the bridge pickup being replaced with a same but ‘75 grey bottom at some time it is 100% original. Very comfortable player, less than 9 lbs/4 kgs on my kitchenscale, good balance, slim neck and low action. Nice growly fat Jazzbass sound. These early 70's Fenders have something different going on. And oh yes, the bass has some love signs but all works fine, including the trussrod.
1996 Yamaha RBX360 in dark natural finish. Solid alder body, rosewood and maple neck. In good overall condition, small dings and scratches commensurate with age. Usual excellent Yamaha build quality. Everything is fully working. Has a brand new set of Fender vintage (pure nickel) strings.
£110 + £20 postage to UK Mainland only.
For sale only (no trades), my beautiful 1966 Fender Precision in fantastic condition, all original (as far as I am aware) with original finish and original Fender hard case (including Fender catalogue).
This is a player’s bass, not a case queen, but has been extremely well cared for by previous owners as well as by me.
It has light signs of wear and some dings as you’d expect a 54 year old to have. I’ve gigged the bass extensively in the time I’ve owned it and always kept/transported it in a Hiscox LiteFlite case, not the OHSC.
Apart from some minor body chips and scratches there are a couple of small dents in the neck behind frets 1-3 but these aren’t noticeable under the hand. There’s also some lovely light checking to the lacquer on the headstock and rear of the body. I’ve tried to capture these as best I can with my phone camera.
Pups, pots, wiring and solder joints all look all original. The pups are still bonded to the black foam and backing plate. No dating is evident and I didn’t want to risk separating them to try and find out.
Pots are stamped 6618 which I believe is week 18 of 1966 (kindly correct me if I’m wrong).
The date stamp on the neck is partially faded and obscured by red ink but this is how it was when I bought it. To my eyes it reads 5 MAY 66 C. The neck is classic P chunky, solid and straight with a fully functioning truss rod and reverse tuners on the headstock.
Beautiful striping on the rosewood fingerboard and there’s plenty of life left in the slim frets. The bass is currently strung with LaBella flats.
Comfortably light, on the digital bathroom scales it comes in at 8.6 lbs / 3.9 kg.
The case has a few dings and a couple of smallish rips but inside is clean and plush and all catches and hinges function (I don’t have the keys though). It came to me with a 1967-68 Fender catalogue inside which is in lovely condition and a really nice piece of history.
This is a beautiful example of a mid-60’s P bass with a classic full burpy sound that sits so well in the band mix.
Now... I know there are some real vintage aficionados and experts on the forum so in the spirit of openness and honesty I want to mention 3 things;
Control knobs. These are more than likely the originals but still look brand new. I have no way of knowing as these were the knobs it came to me with but I am just saying as someone pointed it out to me.
Ashtrays. Both are in really good clean condition and I believe are the originals. They show light scratching close up which doesn’t come out in the photos. Inside the bridge cover there is no evidence left of any foam mutes but there is some surface roughness in that area.
E string tuner. Fully operational and stable but a bit stiffer than the other 3. I’ve had it apart and lubricated it, can’t see anything wrong, so it’s a bit better but wanted to point this out to potential buyers.
I’m offering this bass for sale only (no trades thank you) at a competitive price based on what I’ve seen similar condition basses advertised by reputable dealers.
I’m happy to ship within UK only at the buyer’s expense or arrange personal socially-distanced collection within a reasonable radius (location KT18).
No EU/overseas transactions due to CITES restrictions still in force around Brazilian rosewood.
(More photos are available if needed).
Many thanks for any interest!