Bien que Tony soit surtout connu pour son jeu fretless, il a Ã©galement l'habitude d'utiliser la mÃªme guitare Precision Bass® avec frettes lors de sessions d'enregistrement et ce, depuis des annÃ©es. Ce modÃ¨le signature propose un son identique Ã celui de la fretless de Tony aux bassistes qui recherchent une American Precision Bass avec micros Precision Bass® et Jazz Bass®, finition brillante et touche en Ã©rable permettant une palette variÃ©e de sons. Tony a travaillÃ© en collaboration avec le service R&D de Fender pour crÃ©er des micros et une touche correspondant Ã ses besoins en matiÃ¨re d'Ã©quilibre des sons et de prÃ©cision du doigtÃ©. Le rÃ©sultat ? Une basse racÃ©e, bÃ©nÃ©ficiant du savoir-faire d'artisans et de musiciens professionnels, et qui combine style vintage et feeling moderne. LivrÃ©e en Ã©tui Fender Deluxe
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I already own a Tony Franklin Fretless, completely sold on that neck. I want that neck on everything I own. Well I finally was able to grab a 2009 Olympic white fretted Franklin. ( just couldn't wait for a new one to come in) After a lot of research, questions, opinions, I can say everyone was right, the sustain is killer, the tone is killer, the action is killer, the neck feel is killer, the build quality is fantastic just like my 2012 fretless. So now I have the collection, both tools for the box.
Wickedsally owns this item
With one tone control and a 3 way pickup switch, you get 3 very usable tones. Neck pickup for rock n roll, both for slap and the J for that jaco tone. Easy to record and fits in a mix with ease. I usually have problems with P necks but this maple neck is a dream to play. Will never part with it. Wish it came in more colors.
acmeman owns this item
Great features on this Tony Franklin bass. The jazz pickup sounds fantastic-loud and punchy and works on it's own to get those Jaco tones. The P-pickup is warm and traditional with a little extra power behind it to make it stand out in the mix. The two pickups together get a great slap or finger style funk tone. The design of the bass is perfect for me. I Love the full size traditional body with 70's features. The 3-way switch works great in live situations when you want to get a different tone mid-song. What really stands out to me is the neck. It feels perfect in my hands, very much like a B-neck, feels very similar to the neck on my '74 Precision. I love this neck and have been searching for "the" neck for some time. I finally found it with the Tony Franklin bass! The fit and finish is a notch above other basses in this price range, a great value in my opinion, in fact I don't think there is a bass that can compete with it if you want this style of bass with these features. If you like a traditional feeling B-neck Precision bass, and want a little more versatility of an added J pickup, this is your bass. I love it!
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|Model Name:||Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White, 3-Ply Black Pickguard|
|Body Material:||Select Alder|
|Body Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Body Shape:||Precision Bass®|
|Neck Material:||Manche érable|
|Neck Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||Profil moderne, forme en C|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (24.1 cm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Sillet en os synthétique|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Incrustation de repères de touche noirs, de type point.|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Ecrou hexagonal ajustable 3/16" (0,48cm)|
|Neck Plate:||Plaque de fixation du manche avec signature de l'artiste|
|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|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Mécaniques ouvertes vintage '70's, estampillées Fender®.|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Switch Tips:||Sélecteur "Black Tip"|
|Strings:||Tony Franklin Signature Cordes, NPS, (.045-.105 Tirants)|
|Unique Features:||Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® Pickups, 3-Way Pickup Switching, Matte Finish Pickup Covers, Tony Franklin Engraved Neck Plate, Tony Franklin Designed NPS Strings, Late '70s style logo, Vintage Styling.|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable|
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