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Fender advertisement (1980)

Fenders new dimension Precision Bass Special

Fender Precision bass

Fender advertisement (1980) Fenders new dimension Precision Bass Special

The Precession Bass Special was a step up from the regular 1980 P-bass. It featured a new split-coil pickup design, with both active and passive modes; one of the first active Fender bass guitars, "for a whole new concept in tone variation". Aswell as being electronically advanced, it was a finely appointed bass, with gold hardware throughout, including a new heavy-duty design brass bridge, for "richer overtones" and sustain.

"Whatever style of music you play, you can put out the traditional Fender sound plus, thanks to active electronics, an almost infinite range of other tonal combinations and musical colorations.
The Precision Bass Special's +15dB treble and bass controls and low-noise descrete circuitry let you play to the limit."

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