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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Peu de bassistes ont vu leur nom devenir synonymes de basse fretless comme ce fut le cas pour Tony Franklin. À l'instar de son créateur, la Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass® donne une nouvelle dimension à un instrument classique. Elle est dotée d'un corps en aulne et d'un manche moderne au profil en "C" monté d'une touche en ébène sans frette et dont les repères sont placés sur les côtés. Les autres caractéristiques du modèle comprennent des mécaniques de style vintage, une mécanique Hipshot® Drop D sur la corde de E, ainsi qu'un sélecteur trois positions sur la plaque de protection. Ce dernier contrôle un micro American Standard Precision Bass® ainsi qu'un micro de chevalet Tony Franklin signature Jazz Bass® réglable par boutons hexagonaux et doté d'aimants rectangulaires en céramique. Livrée en étui Fender Deluxe

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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: Manche érable
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Profil moderne, forme en C
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Number of Frets: Sans frette
Fret Size: Sans frette
String Nut: Sillet en os synthétique
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Repères en point sur le bord de la touche.
Truss Rod Nut: Ecrou hexagonal ajustable 3/16" (0,48cm)
Neck Plate: Plaque de fixation du manche avec signature de l'artiste

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Jazz Bass; simple bobinage Micro chevalet avec plots individuels hexagonaux, aimant Céramique
Middle Pickup: Tony Franklin American Precision Bass; micro splitable en simple bobinage en position centrale
Controls: Volume général, tonalité générale
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/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear with Hipshot® Bass Xtender™ "Drop D" on the E String
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Sélecteur "Black Tip"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Tony Franklin Signature Cordes, NPS, (.045-.105 Tirants)
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

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

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