Fender precision bass 60th anniversary model Made in USA
This was a limited edition run combining the best features of P basses from the past 60 years.
The split single coil vintage pickups give this bass a huge variety of tones, plays really easy even with my small hands.
Comes with original Fender hardshell case which is also in excellent condition.
-Pick up in Bairnsdale or can meet in Lakes Entrance / Sale (East Gippsland). For very serious buyers willing to meet up somewhere acceptable for both.
-Willing to ship at buyers expense, I can get a quote but buyer pays courier directly. Payment via for guitar through Paypal or direct debit prior to shipping.
-Communication through Gumtree only. I will not reply to requests to contact you via an email address.
Below is a review of this bass that was published in Bass Player magazine.
It starts with an ash body like its 1951 counterpart, with a maple neck and fretboard with a modern 9-1/2" radius and medium-jumbo frets. From the seismic boom of its lowest E to the ringing clarity of its highest E flat, the 60th Anniversary Precision Bass gets its rich depth, definition, and dynamics from a vintage Precision Bass split single-coil pickup. Its knurled-chrome volume and tone controls are elegant in their simplicity and solidly reliable in their effect on the sound.
To further distinguish it as a special instrument created for the occasion, the 60th Anniversary Precision Bass bears a commemorative chrome neck plate honoring six decades of enduring Fender legacy. Finishing touches on this collectible bass include a high-mass vintage bridge, modern tuners, Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish, and Fender/SKB molded case.
◦ Ash body
◦ C-shape maple neck with modern 9-1/2" radius
◦ Graphite-reinforced maple fretboard
◦ Medium-jumbo frets
◦ Vintage Precision Bass split single-coil pickup
◦ Commemorative chrome neck plate
◦ High-mass vintage bridge
◦ Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish
BASS PLAYER MAGAZINE REVIEW OF THE 60th ANNIVERSARY P BASS:
For its 60th birthday this year, big brother Precision has been treated to a similar trip down memory lane. With a single-ply black pickguard that recalls the P-Bass’s 1951 incarnation, a contoured body and a split-coil pickup that evoke the axe circa ’57, a maple fingerboard that flashes back to 1966, a modern neck profile, and a few new upgrades, the 60th Anniversary Precision Bass is a hybrid that incorporates design elements from across the entire lifespan of the electric bass.
The 60th Anniversary Precision looks and feels like more than a mere re-hash of a bass that was designed 60 years ago— details from its expertly finished ash body to its novel A-string string tree make it clear this concatenated creature is an entirely new beast. The bass arrived intonated and set up to play, so I wasted no time in digging.
I immediately dug the birthday Bass’s neck, which had a slimmer, more modern profile than the vintage and reissue necks. The sound was even across the bass’s entire range, and all notes in the dead-spot danger zone around the fifth fret rang clearly. The fret and hardware installation was top-notch.
Washer machine: The washer for theA-string tuning gear doubles as a string tree, increasing the string’s break angle across the nut to help eliminate nut buzz.
To think of the Precision bass as having a single sound is to overlook what might be the basses most crucial component: its tone control. Diming the tone knob and playing the 60th Anniversary Precision with a pick, the bass had a gutsy clang championed by P-Bass pickers like John Entwistle, Matt Freeman, and Mike Dirnt. Rolling the tone knob back a bit seamlessly enters into tone territory as varied as that occupied by George Porter Jr. and Roger Waters: thick, with a gutsy growl and a somewhat muted midrange. Zeroing out the tone knob allows this particular P-Bass to plumb Jamersonian, Palladinian, and Geezeresque depths. Of all the Precision Basses I’ve spent time playing— an American Standard, a Road Worn, and a ’62 Reissue chief among them—the Anniversary Precision’s tone control had the widest range and the smoothest taper.
It’s apropos that the 60th Anniversary is also known as the Diamond Anniversary— Fender has designed a gem of a bass. While purists might bristle at the idea of altering Leo Fender’s original design (“He got it right the first time!”), Fender has taken something great and made it even greater. For that, the 60th Anniversary Precision Bass is certainly worthy of a BASS PLAYER Editors’ Award.
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- Date Listed:16/02/2019
- Last Edited:17/03/2019
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