'68 FENDER PRECISION BASS Lake Placid Blue, EX+ code BA27

From my collection

Lake Placid Blue Custom Color  Finish, All Original, White Pickguard, Hand Rest and Bridge Cover intact, May1968 Neck Date with a figured Rosewood Fingerboard Alder Body and Cloth Wiring. A Precision Bass that has seen very light use over the years. The neck is straight and the truss rod is clean. Weight 3,56 Kg Original nitro cellulose painting. Frets in excellent conditions very low work. Surprisingly clean condition that comes with an original original Tag and case

“I don’t know what they used on them,” Entwistle told Bassist magazine in 1995. “But those basses had a sound of their own—really raunchy, with more of a growl than a regular Precision.”

Roger Waters  Pink Floyd live at Pompei

James Jamerson in the early 1960s playing his “Funk Machine” Precision Bass. Largely unheralded during his time, he is nonetheless regarded as one of the world’s greatest and most influential bassists.

Brian Wilson on Precision Bass during a 1964 Beach Boys performance of hit “Little Surfer Girl.”

Carol Kaye, mid-session in the mid-’60s.

Sebastian Casís

Willie Weeks

Guitarists would revere Leo Fender the world over if he’d only designed the Stratocaster and Telecaster. But you could make the case that popular music fans over the last 60 years are as much indebted to Leo for the Precision Bass. The P Bass is the seminal electric solidbody bass, even if companies like Rickenbacker has flirted with the idea before Fender. Leo built the first prototype in 1950 and full production started a year later. The genius in Leo’s design is evident not only in the P Bass longevity, but in the wide spectrum of players that have carved new musical paths with the P Bass as a foundation—Motown Records’ James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, U2’s Adam Clayton, The Who’s John Entwistle, Queen’s John Deacon, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, Flea, The Cure’s Simon Gallup, Dee Dee Ramone, and Roger Waters, to name just a few.

Elvis with his Gibson J200,Scotty and Bill with Fender Precision Bass, Paramount 1957

Bob Babbitt photo of 1964