Dating a fender bandmaster
We can touch all of these up but rather than jack up the price a few hundred Im going to opt to put this out at players price. Fender Flea Signature Roadworn 61 Jazz Bass Shell Pink, (front stacked pots), (back), (headstock), (wear), (gigbag).The good news is that it looks very presentable and the frets are factory original and nearly perfect. For tone, playability, comfort, and looks, this model beats a Les Paul Standard with weight relief and most purists will gravitate to this one every time, especially considering this one's 8 lbs 3 oz without weight relief. Perhaps the best rock bassist of his generation, Flea from the Chili Peppers has authorized this signature model based on his own '61 Fender Jazz Bass down to the faded Shell Pink finish, of which his is thought to be the only original '61 Shell Pink in existence.With a new cost of 9, save some bucks on this mint (played one time) example.9 includes original tweed case, Sweetwater inspection list, and factory paperwork.Pickups are especially important on a Jazz since they jump out of the mix more than a P-bass and Fender chose an excellent set for this model with a pair of Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass single-coils. 2009 Rickenbacker 330 Mapleglo, (front), (headstock), (back), (case).
Great for vocals of course, but also a good choice to overdrive your guitars or bass.
Here's a good demo that uses acoustic, electric, bass, and vocals through the unit (link).
Sells new for 9 but this one's mint and just .
Fender's Precision bass, so-named because its fretted fingerboard offer a precise note rather than the earlier fretless models that depended on exact finger placement.
Fender used a genuine lacquer finish on this model that will age beautifully as the years go by.
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2017 Fender '50s Precision Bass Lacquer - Black, (front), (headstock), (back), (case).