The bass was made for Tony Franklin by the Fender Custom Shop in 2000, by Master Builder Todd Krause. Todd has built instruments for Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Roger Waters, to name but a few. The bass is an exact replica of Tony’s “Firm” Fretless P Bass, except this has an ebony fingerboard, and is sunburst, not black. Tony has used it on many many gigs and sessions between 2000 and 2011. The fingerboard was resurfaced in 2011. This bass is a “One Off”.
it was used on many live performances including:
Blue Murder – “Secret Jam”, Los Angeles – 2006
Vasco Rossi – Primo Maggio event (in front of 1 million people), Rome – May 2009
Numerous shows between 2000 and 2008 with Banyan – (Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction – side project).
Countless clinics and master classes, corporate events and Fender dealer events.
Used in Stephen Perkins’ “It’s A Drummer’s Life” DVD.
It was also used on numerous recordings. It comes with a detailed letter from Tony and signed photo of Tony with the bass. Also the back of the headstock is also signed by Tony. Please inquire for price.