Through out the long and impressive history of Fender Musical Instruments, there have been some odd bass creations that didn't quite take off like some of Fender's other classic bass designs.

At times early on  in Fender's production history it seemed as though everything they touched turned to gold. The Precision Bass, the Jazz Bass and of course they're classic guitar designs like the Telecaster and Stratocaster.

However even Fender has turned out some misses. Some were flops, a few of them interesting, some of them baffling and others just plain weird.


When Leo Fender invented the first Precision Bass back in 1951 he probably had no idea that he was basically creating the standard for all electric basses for years to come.

No other bass in history has been copied more than than the Precision and Jazz Bass and virtually every bass built since has been compared to one of these classic axes.


Fender introduced the Jazz Bass in 1960 as a "deluxe" model to augment the Precision Bass. Since it's debut the Jazz has stayed remarkably similar to it's original design.

There have however been many smaller changes over the years that are important not only to it's history but also has great year indicator for vintage bass buffs.

The 1960 Fender Jazz Bass had two single coil pickups with stacked knob concentric controls. The top knob would adjust the pickup volume and the bottom knob would adjust the tone of that pickup.


When Leo Fender invented the first mass produced electric bass no one could have guessed that it would have such a massive impact on music. The first Precision basses looked liked over-sized Telecaster guitars.

With simple slab bodies and a not so powerful single coil pickup, the Precision Bass did not exactly burst on to the music scene with great success. Many bassists were skeptical of this new instrument and thought it wouldn't last.


You've just sold your Fender bass online and now you have to ship it. For many people packing and shipping such a large and precious object can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be.

I've personally shipped dozens of basses over the years with no issues at all.

If you follow these simple steps you can easily and safely pack and ship that Fender bass to it's new owner without much hassle.

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