Dating fender stratocaster body
Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there's a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size. Many years ago I bought 8 of these and had thought I had sold out...until last week when we found this behind a pile of gear.
The good news is that it looks very presentable and the frets are factory original and nearly perfect. For tone, playability, comfort, and looks, this model beats a Les Paul Standard with weight relief and most purists will gravitate to this one every time, especially considering this one's 8 lbs 3 oz without weight relief. Perhaps the best rock bassist of his generation, Flea from the Chili Peppers has authorized this signature model based on his own '61 Fender Jazz Bass down to the faded Shell Pink finish, of which his is thought to be the only original '61 Shell Pink in existence.Te VTB1 incorporating true class A/B switching and it's a totally discrete circuit.Unique to the VTB-1 mic preamp is the Tube Drive circuit based on a 12AX7 tube that allows the user to blend as little or as much of the Tube Drive as desired.Fender's Precision bass, so-named because its fretted fingerboard offer a precise note rather than the earlier fretless models that depended on exact finger placement.Fender used a genuine lacquer finish on this model that will age beautifully as the years go by.