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❌SOLD❌Fender 51 Telecaster PJ Parallel Universe Bass Blonde, 2018

❌SOLD❌Fender 51 Telecaster PJ Parallel Universe Bass Blonde, 2018

Here is a Fender 51 Telecaster PJ Parallel Universe Bass built in 2018, featuring a slab body with blonde finish and a Precision-Jazz or PJ pickup set!   Though now out of production, this is a new bass that still has its protective plastic on the tuner buttons and pickguard. When Leo Fender introduced his first bass in 1951 with the slab body and Telecaster style headstock seen here, it was named the Precision Bass. At that time, virtually all basses were both acoustic and fretless and this often led to inconsistencies in pitch. The addition of frets meant pitch precision, and in short order the Fender Precision bass had displaced acoustic fretless instruments in most genres.

New
Price: $2,600.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

❌SOLD❌ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

This F Bass Fretless bass uses three woods – Flamed Maple for the neck, Poplar for the wings, and African Blackwood for the fingerboard. It uses a neck-through construction. For hardware, Schaller tuners are at the head, and a Leo Quan Badass bridge with a riser. Electronics are passive and consist of a Aguilar AG4J-HC pickup in the bridge position, paired with a Hi-A (High-Asymmetry) pickup in the neck position. This bass originally shipped with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup in the bridge position.

Vintage
Price: $1,895.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1964

❌SOLD❌  Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1964

Introduced in 1954, the Fender Precision Bass was quickly adopted by bass players. It was an elegant solution to a few large problems related to the large size of an upright bass, its tendency to feed back as amplified volumes consistently rose, and the ease with which notes could be out of tune on a fretless fingerboard. The P Bass was compact, lightweight, durable and reliable, would not feed back, and would be precisely in tune with the rest of the band.

Vintage
Price: $6,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass Walnut, 2010

❌SOLD❌  Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass Walnut, 2010

Here we have a Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass, built with a Walnut topped Mahogany body during 2010 at Allen’s shop in Fillmore, California.  Rob Allen designs and builds to his own preferences combining acoustic and electric tonalities. The Allen MB-2 bodies are semi-hollow, and use acoustic style bridges rather than massive metal units. The bridge itself is Rosewood, with a Bone saddle and a built-in Fishman transducer – there is also a volume control on the bridge itself.

Used
Price: $3,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1959

❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1959

This is an exceptional treat – a Fender Precision Bass Sunburst dated to January of 1959, with the original tweed case, possibly original but certainly period strap, and brought in with the 1957 Fender Bassman amp (sold separately) the owner used in a band called the “Down Unders”. Leo Fender introduced the Precision Bass in 1952, following the lead of the very successful Telecaster line. The use of the term ‘Precision’ in the name refers to the addition of frets to the bass. Until this time, bass players used fretless upright basses, and so pitches could vary from time to time.

Vintage
Price: $16,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD ❌ Fender Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1965

❌SOLD ❌  Fender Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1965

The Fender Jazz Bass was launched in 1960 as part of an effort to capture the interest of serious jazz bass players still using upright acoustic instruments. The Jazz Bass was built until 1981, and has since been offered in a wide range of models based on the original concept. Here we’re treated to a Fender Jazz Bass in Olympic White finish, dating to 7 May 1965 and built at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California just after the company’s purchase by CBS.

Vintage
Price: $12,500.00 CAD

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