1982 USA Fender Precision Bass “S9” serial number

1982 USA Fender Precision Bass £1795 - click picture to open gallery

USA Fender Precision Bass in Natural Ash with maple neck 100% original
The bass has a serial number starting S9 and it’s very common for these to be advertised as “a 1979 bass” but it’s well documented that S9 serial numbers covered the years 1978 to 1982, and the only reliable way to discover its true age is to date the components. This bass dates to 1982 (The pots are dated 1981 but the neck is 1982)
I originally bought this bass in 2012 and for about 5 years it was in my own collection as it’s a particularly good bass, all original and also has a very slim neck – definitely the slimmest I’ve ever encountered on a bass from this era, and by a long way. Feels lovely to play! I eventually sold bought had the chance to buy it back recently which I did. Everyone who’s played immediately comments on the neck and the amazing clear, bright, bell-like tone.
The body is Ash and is a dense wood which is why it’s sort after for the superior tone is gives, the downside is that it’s heavy – weighs in at 11lbs, which is not the heaviest I’ve come across from this era! Apart from the tone advantage, it also balances well on a strap with no neck dive.
I’ve got photos of the all the insides, so if you need anymore let me know.
The bass comes with the original thumbrest and screws, plus the chrome bridge cover and screws, and the original (non Fender) hard case.
Perfectly set up with a low action and ready to go.
If you want a vintage Fender then make sure you choose an original one, in perfect working order. The truss rod all works as it should and the neck is lovely and straight.

 

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