Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass®

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Model #: 0190086805

Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White, 3-Ply Black Pickguard $1,699.99

0190086805

Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Gold Amber, 3-Ply Black Pickguard $1,699.99

0190086850
Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

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Although most know Tony Franklin for his amazing fretless work, he's been doing sessions with the same fretted Precision Bass® for years. Franklin's top-notch fretted signature bass sings just like his fretless model, with Precision Bass and Jazz Bass® pickups and a three-way selector switch that provide an array of great tones. Features include specially voiced pickups, lacquer finish, and modern C-shaped maple neck and fingerboard made to Franklin's specs. Available in Olympic White and Gold Amber.

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Fabulous Fretted Franklin

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Wickedsally on November 17, 2013 (updated November 18, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock

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.

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A great bass

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acmeman on November 1, 2013 (updated November 1, 2013)
Professional Blues R&B Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Rap Reggae / Ska Punk

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.

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Tony Franklin Fretted

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DickieWatty on March 26, 2013
Professional Funk Alternative Rock

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
Model Number: 0190086805
Series: Artist
Advertised Price: $1699.99
Color: Olympic White

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Artist Signature

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Single-Coil Jazz Bass with Hex Screw Pole Pieces and Ceramic Bar Magnets
Middle Pickup: Tony Franklin American Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
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: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Tony Franklin Signature Strings, NPS, (.045-.105 Gauges)
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
  • Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

    #0190086805

    $1,699.99

  • Tony Franklin Fretted Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Gold Amber, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

    #0190086850

    $1,699.99