How can I tell if my Fender Precision Bass is real?

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How can I tell if my Fender Precision Bass is real?

The Fender Precision Bass decal is raised, but this is done better – it is under a finish so it will never come off and you can only notice it’s raised if you look at it from an angle. The next thing is the finish on the neck: The entire neck is glossy.

Which is better jazz bass or Precision?

The decision whether to go with a Jazz Bass or Precision is best left up to the player. Both basses have been used across all genres of music with a legacy that is unmatched by their peers, so there’s really no way to go wrong.

What scale is a Fender Precision Bass?

34” scale
In fact, Fender itself defined the long-scale bass guitar when it introduced the profoundly influential Precision Bass® in 1951. It, as well as many other models that followed, has a 34” scale, which can prove to be a bit of a stretch for players with smaller hands and shorter reach.

Where is the serial number on a Fender Precision Bass?

They were made for the export market and have Made in USA stamped on the heel of the neck. Serial numbers are on the front of the headstock.

How do you authenticate a Fender bass?

Compare the decal and headstock shape of the bass in question to photos of real Fenders of that era. Usually, a counterfeit Fender will have something “off” with the shape of the headstock, the font, style, or placement of the decal. Body shape is another good indicator of a real or fake Fender.

What does the P stand for in P bass?

P Bass/Precision Bass It was first introduced by Fender in 1951 to replace the upright classical style bass as the need for volume grew. Modern variations haven’t changed considerably since 1954. The P bass utilises a thick body and a chunky neck profile.

Who plays a Fender Precision bass?

There are a lot of bass players who prefer playing a P-Bass. The Motown legend James Jamerson uses a ’62 P-Bass that he calls “the funk machine”. Donald “Duck” Dunn, Carol Kaye, Pino Palladino, Steve Harris, Willie Weeks, Sting, Paul Simon and George Porter Jr. are just some of the notable P-Bass users.

Is Precision Bass better?

The P Bass has a solid thicker neck throughout and therefore provides the meaty tone loved by countless Rock players. As you may have guessed by now – one isn’t really “better” than the other. They both really do have their own feel and sound and most bass players end up owning one of each once the budget allows.

What amp did Cliff Burton use?

While he initially paired a Sunn Beta Bass Amp and a Peavy Mark IV Series 400 head with stock cabs for early gigs, the source of Burton’s heavy tone in Metallica came from two hefty valve powered Mesa Boogie D-180 heads, with one being used for a clean signal and the other processing Burton’s intricate effects chain.

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