Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass®


Model #: 0190085800

Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass®, Ebony Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 4-Ply Brown Shell Pickguard

0190085800

Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass®, Ebony Fingerboard, Black, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

0190085806
Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass®, Ebony Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 4-Ply Brown Shell Pickguard

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Auch wenn Tony den meisten für seine verblüffenden Fretless-Talente bekannt ist, spielt er schon jahrelang Sessions mit dem gleichen bundierten Precision-Bass.

Dieses Signature-Modell singt genau wie sein Fretless für Musiker, die sich einen überragenden American Precision-Bass mit Preci- und Jazz Bass®-Pickups, Hochglanzfinish plus Ahorngriffbrett für eine Palette astreiner Sounds wünschen. Im Streben nach tonaler Ausgewogenheit und präzisem Fingering hat Fenders R&D-Team mit Tonys Hilfe die Pickups und ein Griffbrett exakt nach seinen Vorgaben gestylt … Fazit? Ein exklusiver Bass mit erstklassiger Verarbeitung, der eine Synthese aus Vintage-Vibe und zeitgemäßem Spielkomfort darstellt.

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Ebony Attack

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Manos on March 4, 2014 (updated March 14, 2014)

The first time that Fender uses an ebony fretless fingerboard and the result is awesome! The attack, strings' response, crystal sound and playability of this bass is excellent. Honestly, I didn't expect from a Precision Bass to feel and sound that way (however, they are much more versatile instruments). It seems that a whole new chapter opens in fretless Fenders. I usually play several fretless basses from constructors that have built their name on these, but T.F. Precision is the one providing such versatility in sound -combining the excellent values of P.Bass and these of a first class rated fretless-, that makes the others seem more focused on a strictly jazzy playing, however not always with the optimum results.
In one word: A "chameleon" that I use in studio and on stage giving me the best!
Well done Fender. Well done!

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Fantastic Franklin

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Wickedsally on March 23, 2013 (updated March 23, 2013)
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After a lot of research using the net, bass forums, you tube etc, I finally got an opportunity to try a new 2013, sunburst right out of the box,
the action and neck feel were incredible, ( I want all my basses to feel this way ). The tone quality, and versatility from the pickups, fantastic.
The Hip shot Drop D Tuner works great also adding to versatility. The 3-way split switch for the pickup selection is exactly what I needed, simplicity. I really wanted the black on black and was able to find one, after trying it out, it was a 2012 and been hanging around awhile - same silky feel, great tone as the sunburst I tried, a testament to the build quality.

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General
Model Name: Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass®, Ebony Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 4-Ply Brown Shell Pickguard
Model Number: 0190085800
Series: Artist
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Precision Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Ahorn
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: moderne "C" Form
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: bundlos
Fret Size: bundlos
String Nut: Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: seitliche Punkt-Positionseinlagen
Truss Rod Nut: einstellbare 3/16" Sechskantmutter
Neck Plate: spezielle Halsbefestigungsplatte mit Künstlersignatur

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Jazz Bass® Single-Coil Steg-Pickup mit Magnetpolen aus Sechskantschrauben und keramischen Stabmagneten
Middle Pickup: Tony Franklin American Precision Bass® geteilter Single-Coil Mittel-Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Jazz Bass® Pickup. Position 2. Jazz Bass® and Precision Bass® Pickups. Position 3. Precision Bass® Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrom
Tuning Machines: Vintage 70er Fender® Stimmmechaniken mit Hipshot® Bass Xtender™, gestanzt, offen; "Drop D" System auf E-Saite
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: schwarze Schalterkappe

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Tony Franklin Signature Saiten, NPS (Stärken .045-.105)
Unique Features: Unlined Fretless Ebony Fingerboard, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® Pickups, 3-Way Pickup Switching, Matte Finish Pickup Covers, Tony Franklin Engraved Neck Plate, Hipshot® Bass X-Tender™ Drop D Tuning Key on the E String, Tony Franklin Designed NPS Strings, Vintage Styling, Side Dot Position Markers are Located at the Fretting Points of the Fingerboard
Included Accessories: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable
  • Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass®, Ebony Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 4-Ply Brown Shell Pickguard

    #0190085800

  • Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass®, Ebony Fingerboard, Black, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

    #0190085806