Fender Japan Japan Standard Precision Bass PB-43 Vintage White 1999-02
Fender Japan Standard P-Bass, crafted in Japan 99-02, vintage white. These are a non-vintage reissue model; they're Fender Japan's answer to the Mex and American Standard lines. That means you get a modern fretboard radius, truss rod adjuster at the neck end, a matte finish neck and 90s decals; all sensible touches for a modern instrument. The neck is slightly slimmer than other CIJ Ps, it's supremely easy to move around on and really feels great. The body is fairly light and very comfortable, it's resonant and reassuring during play. This dials out the classic P-tone with absolutely no fuss: thick, growly punch with a nice swift attack and warm, creamy body. The white-on-white looks great, especially with a few miles on the clock and the cool little witches' hat knobs. Basic, reliable, sleek, fat tone... just good really.
Model: Fender J-Craft Standard Precision Bass, PB-43
Made: Japan, 1999-02, Tokai plant (serial P061105)
Finish: vintage white, 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Weight: 4.0kg approx
Mods: knobs changed
Pickup: Fender Japan PB-Single
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's a couple of dings around the headstock and some light marks on the neck. There's a few marks on the front of the body, mostly on the top horn and in the shoulder-carve area. The back has a few marks; some around the body carve and some light 'buckle rash' scratches. The bottom side has some marks; a scratch directly down from the pickup and a few dents/scratches/scuffs around from the knobs. Nothing nasty. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have a bit of wear but nothing major, 8/10 for life left. Set up with 45/105s.