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Post subject: Precision PLUS Bass
Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:55 am
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I found someone selling a "P-Bass Plus", but it comes with no pickguard and it only has two black painted buttons (no switch and that little button). I believe it still uses the Schaller fine-tuner bridge and Lace Sensor P/J pickups.
Is it still the same or different type of bass?
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Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:44 pm
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This one without the pickguard might be Plus DELUXE. The Plus Deluxe's didn't have a pickguard. The Plus Deluxes also have active EQ so there will be a battery too. The jack will be on the lower bout, not on the pickguard. This is the forerunner of today's American Deluxe Precision which replaced it in the lineup in July of 1995. The Plus and the Plus Deluxe shared premium Schaller manufactured hardware similar to the Elite versions that came out during the waning days of Fullerton except for the 5 string versions which got Gotoh bridges instead of Schaller. The Precision Plus and Plus Deluxe were the creation of George Blanda who also desgined Plus versions of the Jazz Bass. Blanda was the senior designer at Fender during this period and did some rather drastic mods on the instruments to compete with other high end designs from other companies. The Blanda redesigns were more innovative than anything Fender had done since the 1957 P-Bass and the 1960 introduction of the "Deluxe" Bass which we now know as the Jazz Bass. The Elite basses of the early 80's were super high quality versions too, but the basic design of the instruments were unaltered on any Elite series. The Plus was a new design.

These Blanda PLUS designs are sometimes called BONER BASSES because of the longer horns required to get good balance due to the 22 fret necks. Besides the missing pickguard, the Precision Plus Deluxe will have a slightly smaller body than the Plus version also. The Plus Deluxe is a really nice instrument. They used select woods on both PLUS versions too. I hardly ever see one of either version come up for sale. If you can find one in original condition you should seriously consider it as it is a playable collectible. They traditionally have exceeded the appreciation in actual value over any other Fender basses of the period.


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Post subject: Precision PLUS Bass
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:40 am
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Thank you Brother Dave for your reply. Very informative. I'll visit your site.


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Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:51 am
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Here's the specs for the deluxe precision plus

Model Name: Deluxe Precision Bass(r) Plus
Model Number: 019-7600 and 019-7602
Series: U.S. Plus/Deluxe Series
Body: Downsized Alder Body
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (019-7600) or Maple (019-7602) Fretboard
No. of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.625" (41 mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Machine Heads: Fender Schaller Elite
Bridge: Deluxe Plus with Fine Tuners
Pickguard: N/A
Pickups: 2 Silver Fender LaceTM Sensor pickups, (1 P Bass(r) and 1 J
Bass(r))
Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
Controls: Master Volume,
Pan Pot,
Master Treble Boost/Cut,
Master Bass Boost/Cut
Colors: (706) Black,
(715) Lipstick Red,
(732) Brown Sunburst,
(747) Carribean Mist,
(773) Midnight Blue,
(775) Midnight Wine,
(780) Arctic White,
(790) Blue Pearl Burst,
(791) Black Pearl Burst
Strings:
Unique Features: Active Electronics
Source: U.S.
Accessories: Case
U.S. MSRP: $1,119.99
Specs: Prices and Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice
INTRODUCED: 1992
DISCONTINUED: 1994
DISCONTINUED COLORS:
COMMENTS:
WRENCH SIZES:


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Post subject: Re: Precision PLUS Bass
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:36 am
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The Precision Plus and Plus Deluxe came also in Natural with a solid ash body.


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