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1967 Fender Precision Bass (consignment) No Longer Available

1967 Fender Precision Bass (consignment) No Longer Available

The Fender Bass has been the standard since it was introduced; it didn’t take long for bassists and other band members to realize the benefit of a physically smaller but sonically larger instrument.

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2010 Metallic Red Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass SOLD

2010 Metallic Red Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass  SOLD

This afternoon we have a 2010 metallic red Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass in pristine condition. The Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960 and was an instant hit, with its wider range of tones (compared to the Precision Bass) and its slim neck.

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1970 Fender Fretless Precision Bass No Longer Available

1970 Fender Fretless Precision Bass No Longer Available

Here is a great condition 1970 Fender Fretless Precision Bass. The Fender Precision Bass has been in continuous production since 1951, with some changes in response to musical trends.

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1963 Fender Precision Bass SOLD

1963 Fender Precision Bass  SOLD

Here is a 1963 Fender Precision Bass in excellent playing condition. The P-Bass was introduced in the 1951’s and stepped right up to become the most recorded instrument in history.

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1966 Fender Jazz Bass (consignment) SOLD

1966 Fender Jazz Bass (consignment) SOLD

Here’s a hardworking 1966 Fender Jazz Bass.

Introduced in 1960, Leo Fender’s Jazz Bass tends to have a tighter, more focused tone that doesn’t emphasize the fundamental frequencies as much as the Precision bass does. This helps it to move ‘forward’ in an audio mix, making it more popular in emerging musical styles where there was more emphasis on the bass – for example, rock power trios and funk.

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2012 Gretsch G6199B Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Bass SOLD

2012 Gretsch G6199B Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Bass  SOLD

This is a 2012 Gretsch G6199B Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Bass! Thought up by Billy Gibbons, Bo Diddley and Gretsch, the 30.0 inch scale Billy Bo Bass really stands out on stage and on track.

The Jupiter Thunderbirds are based on a very few instruments Bo Diddley had built at the Gretsch factory around 1959. After it came into the possession of Billy Gibbons and appeared on several ZZ Top recordings, Gibbons approached Gretch with the idea of making it a production model partly to have some for touring! The guitar model is the G6199.

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