Up for sale, a 1984 Fender Precision Bass Elite II in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. 100% original save for a new pair of strap buttons, this Elite II was part of a limited production run that ran from mid-1983 to early '85. An upscale P Bass with active electronics, the bass boasts two split coil pickups that have an incredible amount of tonal range. Whether you seek more treble-focused growl or thick thump, the Elite II's intuitive control layout allows you to easily dial in the sound you need. Weighing 9lbs 5oz, this alder-bodied bass has a balanced natural acoustic tone, aided by the glassy snap of the maple fretboard. Dialed in with optimal action and accurate intonation by our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this P Bass is strung with 45-105 roundwound strings.
The maple neck has a slender soft V profile carve with light palm wear through the gloss on the treble-side fretboard edge, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .905" at the 12th. On the maple fretboard, the original medium jumbo frets retain their full factory height, with wear primarily beneath the A and D strings on the crowns of frets 1-7. The bass plays cleanly in every register up the 34" scale, and the neck is straight with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut is just a hair shy of a full 1 13/16” in width, and just fractionally wider than 1 3/4”. The headstock features gleaming chrome-plated tuning machines with the Fender "F" embossed above the gears. The "E3" serial number prefix on the headstock face, and the neck heel is stamped April 27th, 1984.
The active electronics are untouched, with original solder joints and CTS pots that date to the 19th week of '83. Controls include two three-way mini toggles as well as dual Volume knobs and a Master Tone. The first mini toggle selects between the two pickups, and the second toggle assigns the Tone control to either pickup or both. All of the original hardware and plastics are accounted for, and given that the Elite series was exactly what it purports itself to be, all of the parts used on this instrument are essentially exclusive to this line, including F-capped knobs with ridged surrounds and a heavy duty Fender-embossed bridge, complete with knurled fine tuners. The chrome hardware is positively gleaming with sparingly little patina or aging of the bright plating. Plastics include the original lightly aged pickup covers and three-ply pickguard.
The Sunburst finish is warm and glossy, with various scuffs and dings largely relegated to the lower bout body edge, and some additional pick wear across the strum path. Both strap buttons have been repositioned adjacent to the original holes, with the original strap button mounting screws sheared off inside the body and some finish wear in these areas as well. The neck profile retains a smooth lightly ambered gloss finish.
The original Fender-branded molded hardshell case is included.