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Tony Franklin’s 2000 Fender Custom Shop Precision Bass

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This is Tony’s 2000 Fender Custom Shop Precision Bass that was custom made to Tony’s specs by Todd Krause. This has not been touched since Tony played it. It comes with a detailed letter from Tony and photos of Tony with the bass off and on stage. Tony also signed the back of the headstock. It’s an amazing playing and sounding bass.

Here are the details and specs from Tony:

“The bass was made for me 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 my “Firm” Fretless P Bass, except this has an ebony fingerboard, and is sunburst, not black. I’ve used it on many many gigs and sessions between 2000 and 2011. The fingerboard was resurfaced in 2011.”

Derek Sherinian – Inertia. (2001)
Doug Aldrich – Alter Ego. (2001)
Various – An All Star Line Up Performing the Songs of Pink Floyd (2002)
Derek Sherinian – Black Utopia. (2003)
Derek Sherinian – Mythology. (2004)
Vasco Rossi – Buoni o Cattivi (number 1 album in Italy, 2004)
Eros Ramazzotti – Calma Apparente (number 1 album in Italy, 2005)
Derek Sherinian – Blood Of The Snake. (2006)
Quiet Riot – Rehab. (2006)
Eros Ramazzotti – E2. (2007)
Vasco Rossi – Il mondo che vorrei (2008)
Derek Sherinian – Molecular Heinosity (2009)
Vasco Rossi – Vivere o niente (2011)

Live performances:
– 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.

3-Color Sunburst
MSRP: unknown. Todd Krause’s works can range from $7G to $25G+
Unlined Ebony Fretless Fingerboard (rebuffed in 2011)
Tortoiseshell pickguard
Serial number 054.
Middle pickup: Tony Franklin American Precision Bass® Split Single-Coil.
Bridge Pickup: Tony Franklin Jazz Bass® Single-Coil Bridge Pickup with Hex Screw Pole Pieces and Ceramic Bar Magnets
3-Way Pickup Switching
Master Volume, Master Tone.
Hipshot® Bass X-Tender™ Drop D Tuning Key on the E String
Side Dot Position Markers are Located at the Fretting Points of the Fingerboard
Custom Shop Engraved Neck Plate
Hand-signed by Tony Franklin on back of headstock.
Deluxe Black Hardshell Case

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