20 Most Recent Fender American Precision Bass Questions & Answers


Your guitar was made at the Fuji-gen Plant (for Fender Japan), Japan between the Year(s): 1994 - 1995. Past that I can't seem to dig up information.

Fender American... | Answered on Nov 10, 2014


this should be a 1960 bass and there was 18,000 of them made so it is not rare but the questions that must be asked to put it in the rare category is the bass 100% original = this means everything /pots /pickups /tuners /frets /finish and then the overall functioning of the parts EX. bent tuner that turns restricted causing tuning problems / pots that cut out / input jack that's screwed up / buzzing or severely worn frets /and or fret board wear /worn finish on the body/neck so you must go down the list of everything to come to the overall condition of your bass then you can grade it by it's condition and then see where the basses category is (PRISTINE) =never used still tags & case (fine) = slightly used tags & case (excellent)= used but no finish chips scratches everything original & working so you get the picture I am curious about this because most players know there basses very well so this tells me that you have acquired this bass recently or that it belonged to a family member? and was passed down to you post back with more info/pictures of the bass I'd like to see it Stephen

Fender American... | Answered on Nov 08, 2014


Wiring diagrams are in the Support ssection on the Fender site.

Fender American... | Answered on Nov 02, 2014


The "S" means it was manufactured in the 1970's. The "8" means this was made in 1978.This serial number would suggest this is an 1978 American P Bass. Depending on the condition, you should be expecting to get in between $1200 and $2000. But always remember, a guitar is only worth what people are willing to pay.

Fender American... | Answered on Sep 04, 2014


s=seventy 8=year s+8=78-95779 is to #in the production yours was the 95779 one made

Fender American... | Answered on Aug 27, 2014


something is wrong here the serial number is missing either a # or letter the G denotes a Japanese bass and the year would be 87-88 the prefix GO and 5 #'s wood mean it is a walnut p bass special from 1982 ?

Fender American... | Answered on Aug 26, 2014


Your guitar was made at the
Fuji-gen Plant (for Fender Japan), Japan
in the Year(s): 1994 - 1995

Fender American... | Answered on Jul 26, 2014


Try going to a music store, or you can go to the manufactures website and download or order one.

Fender American... | Answered on Jun 16, 2011


I'm an engineer, not a musician. The device is a frequency meter set up to display the musical note input to it. If you pluck a C flat and it shows an A you need to tune your instrument till it shows a C flat. You will have to refer to the manual for operation and modes.

Fender Music | Answered on Dec 04, 2019


yes check the fuse . there is generally a fuse for power switch and that sounds like what your having trouble with. hope that helps you out.

Fender Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


Does it still have a hum/buzz when NOTHING is plugged into the INPUT? If so, you MAY have a tub going bad. If the noise is only there when you have your guitar/effects, etc. plugged in, then the problem is the guitar grounding or effects faulty...
FIRST: When the amp is "cool", UNPLUG THE AMP POWER CORD FROM THE WALL! ! ! ! Then CAREFULLY remove and reseat the tubes one at a time. Be sure to insert back into the socket correctly. You MAY just have a bit of corrosion on the tube "pins"....

SECOND:Don't plug anything into the amp, turn on and warm up. GENTLY tap one tube at a time with a WOODEN pencil. DO NOT USE anything metallic (like a screwdriver....) and be VERY gentle. If the noise increases or decreases, you probably have a tube going bad...

That's all I have. If this doesn't cure the issue, best take it to a repair shop . . . .

Fender Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


While it is possible (probable) it is caused by the AC mains modulating the output due to a power supply fault, it could be caused by inadvertently creating a hum loop due to poor grounding - check out the link below...

https://www.google.com/search?q=hum+loop+audio&rlz=1C1CAFB_enGB673GB676&oq=hum+loop&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l5.8500j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Fender Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


first checkout your cable
if you still have problem , change you pickup

Fender Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


bring to a music shop fixya doesnt do appraisals

Fender Music | Answered on Jul 01, 2019


This guitar is from the U.S. Vintage Series
made at the Corona Plant (Fender), USA
in the Year(s): Cannot be determined from serial number,
however you can consult this chart showing the
corelation between serial numbers and dates found on the neck
Fender MIA RI Serial Number vs. Neck Date (Note the earliest I'm seeing is mid 80s)

Fender Music | Answered on Jun 12, 2019


The Fender Hot Rod Deluxe has been around since 1996

Fender Music | Answered on Apr 06, 2019


You have to get the volume pot cleaned and lubricated. If not a quick replacement should do.

Fender Music | Answered on Feb 11, 2019


You could buy a Lehle switch, or simply use one on each separately. If you are using a multieffect unit you could make a Y cable to take the output to both amps but that will not allow you to select the drive channel - you still need the Fender footswitch for that, one for each amp. Lehle is a German company and they make a lot of different footswitch combinations but you will pay for the convenience.


I recommend the Fender single button footswitch for this use - Type: Footswitch
  • Number of Footswitch Buttons: 1
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 0994052000
  • It's about $35.00 each, compared to the Lehle which starts at $200. Just put the two side by side and make a metal bar to attach to the two switches - then you have a single bar to activate both drive channels at the same time. I recommend using aluminum bar stock with holes drilled into it for the switches, or find a C channel aluminum bar that will put the footswitch buttons in the channel. You can also make it one inch overhang past both switch bodies and then use bolts to keep the bar in place. If I was doing this I would mount the footswitches on a board and secure the bar to be on top of the footswitches, using coil springs to maintain the bar's alignment vertically at the end bolts.
  • Fender Music | Answered on Jan 18, 2019

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