The group, the Beach Boys, had just scored its first hit single that November, âSurfinâ,â and played its first paying gig on New Yearâs Eve 1961/â62. Simononâs moment of fury just happened to be caught by U.K. photographer Pennie Smith, and the resulting photo was immortalized as the cover of what many consider the Clashâs greatest album, 1979 magnum opus London Calling (with a title track launched by Simonon playing what is surely one of the most apocalyptic bass riffs of all time, also on a Precision). For sale is a 1960 Fender Precision Bass restored by Bluesman Vintage Guitars in Tennessee. By the 1960s, the Precision Bass was the workhorse electric bass; from the clubs of Detroit to the beaches of Southern California, its tone laid the foundation for modern music. Also new were a smaller single-ply white pickguard, steel bridge saddles in place of pressed fiber saddles, serial numbers on the bridge instead of the neck plate, and a handsome two-color sunburst finish (like the Stratocaster). 1958-’60 Fender Precision Bass. It was renamed the Jazz Bass as Fender felt that its redesigned neck—narrower and more rounded than that of the Precision Bass—would appeal more to jazz musicians.. An updated take on the instrument that created the pop culture soundtrack of the 20th century, the Fender American Original '60s Precision Bass is the best way to get original-era sound and style with today's feel. Thus began the Precision Bassâs steady ascent toward indispensability. It is at this point that the modern-era history of the Precision Bass truly begins. Embedded content: https://youtu.be/qFbQQYHLndM. The Precision Bass was everywhere during first half of the 1960s, and it remained remarkably unchanged during this period, as opposed to the handful of periodic revisions and redesigns Fender imposed during the 1950s. He soon sold it at the behest of Detours guitarist Roger Daltrey, who thought it kept blowing up speakers. The Fender Precision had been shipping since at least very early 1952 - with just one re-design circa 1957. There are boutique-ish high-end Precisions for more discerning players that look as great hanging above the mantelpiece as they do onstage. A year after the Ramonesâ debut album, punkâs ruder, spikier U.K. movement was spearheaded by the Sex Pistols, whose debut (and only) album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Hereâs the Sex Pistols, appeared in fall 1977 and promptly became the most important punk album ever and an extremely important and influential album in rock history in general. The modern era of the Precision Bass, which began in the 1980s and continues today, started during an especially fertile period in rock and pop history that just happened to be an especially unsettling period in Fender history. Although joined at the dawn of the 1960s by Fenderâs second bass guitar model, the equally indispensable Jazz Bass, both instruments staked out complementary sonic territory and together ruled the world of electric bass with impunity, as indeed they still do. Like a P bass should. Elvis with a '60s P Bass in Easy Come, Easy Go - 1967 Photo courtesy Alamy Images. A detailed look at an early 1970s Fender Precision bass guitar in custom black finish, with rosewood fretboard. Get the down low on more than six decades of indispensable bass history. âI wanted a Fender, but they just werenât available,â Entwistle told Guitar Player magazine in 1974. âI think Jet Harris was the only person who had one then.â, Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/embed/m6LvSN0xhP0. Unlike the 1950s, however, when the Precision reigned as Fenderâs only bass guitar, the new decade saw it joined by a second bass guitar model, the Jazz Bass, introduced in spring 1960. The short-lived Elite Precision Bass appeared in 1983 in several configurations with special electronics and hardware, but the concept lasted barely a year. Owning very little in the way of resources â only the name, distribution and some leftover inventory and machinery (no U.S. factory) â Schultz set about rebuilding and revitalizing Fender. It was the first of many Precisions for Entwistle, but this first one, alas, didnât last very long. I learned to play it right away. Beautiful period correct case. American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce authentic Fender sound. Fender promotional literature of the early 1950s also featured bassists John âShiftyâ Henry (âShifte Henriâ) and Bob Manners of the then-popular Liberace TV show. Neck,, neck plate, Tuning keys, bridge , control knobs, strap buttons. All pre-owned items are rated and scored. So too with the great Fender amps of the decade. All in a package that was more easily transported than a bulky double bass. In fact, I used it on the job the same day I got it. While Fender Japan now became the worldâs main producer of Fender instruments, Schultz and his staff established headquarters for the newly renamed Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in Brea, Calif., and acquired a 14,000-square-foot factory in Corona, Calif., in October 1985. Identical features included the slab body, single-coil pickup, pickguard shape, pickup cover, controls and the two-saddle bridge with string-through-body design. Fender-Squier Brands Electric Guitar 2 Year Limited Warranty, American Original 60's Precision Bass 0190120XXX SM REV A 10-16-2017, Fender® Artisan Crafted Leather Straps - 2.5", Single Pure Vintage ‘63 split-coil P Bass pickup, Thick “1963 C”-shaped neck profile; 9.5”-radius fingerboard, Vintage-style hardware; four-saddle bridge. Production began in Corona in 1987 of the first new U.S.-built models, the American Standard Precision and the Precision Bass Plus; the latter of which featured a 22-fret neck (up from the traditional 20), Lace Sensor active pickups with series/parallel switching and an elongated upper horn for improved balance (this last imparted a noticeably odd look to the instrument, but nonetheless remained in place until the model was discontinued in 1993). The most iconic electric basses, we carry a variety of vintage and used Fender bass guitars. Copyright ©2020. 2020/11/08 - Pinterest で Yukio Murofushi さんのボード「Bass Guitar」を見てみましょう。。「ベースギター, ベース, ギター」のアイデアをもっと見てみましょう。 Free shipping. From that point onward, the Custom Shop would repeatedly elevate the Precision Bass from workhorse to work of art. In Detroit, 1971 brought a Motown milestone in the form of Marvin Gayeâs masterpiece album, Whatâs Going On. And Colvin, under the stage name Dee Dee Ramone, never missed a single pumping sixteenth note. 1960 Fender Precision Bass, Beautiful Two Tone Sunburst, Gorgeous Slab board, Spaghetti logo, Clay dots, Both Covers, Great feeling neck, Superb playability, Fantastic sounding instrument, EC, … The neck plate bears the serial number 46085, placing this bass firmly in 1960. This Precision Bass features a “C”-shaped neck profile delivered straight from 1963 to your hands. Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals. The second and most substantial revision was implemented in 1957 and resulted in the Precision Bass design that endures today basically unchanged. Introduced in 1968, the Telecaster Bass had little to do with its elder six-string sibling; rather, it was essentially a faithful recreation of the original 1951 Precision Bass. Buy online or at your local store today! In a very real sense, there was far less for CBS to mess up on a Precision than there was on, for example, a Jazz Bass, a Telecaster, a Stratocaster or a Jazzmaster. 1972 list price, $307.50. 1964 - Fender begin production of their acoustic guitars. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Unlike the 1950s, however, when the Precision reigned as Fender’s only bass guitar, the new decade saw it joined by a second bass guitar model, the Jazz Bass, introduced in spring 1960. 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