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.


Some bass players impress us with their chops and fancy playing.

Willie Weeks does it with great tone, perfect time, and an uncanny ability to know exactly what to play and when for any given tune.

Of course Willie has the chops to play virtually anything, but it's how he uses his skills that sets him apart from many other bass players.

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