2018 was the F Bass's 40th Anniversary, and to commemorate the milestone they have produced a very limited quantity of PJ Fretted Anniversary Model!
These are crafted, signed, and numbered by owner/founder George Furlanetto.
Mild buckle rash from customer demo in-store. See pictures.
-9 pounds 14 ounces -New body shape that amalgamates the aesthetics of the original '78 and comfort & balance of modern F Basses -African Mahogany body with a Northern Ash tone block and Ebony veneers -Extended range 24 fret Mac Ebony fingerboard with 40th Anniversary lion inlay (homage to the original '78) -9-14" compound fingerboard radius -42mm nut width -34" scale length -5pc Hardrock Canadian Maple neck with Wenge stringers -Aguilar 4P-60 & 4J-HC pickups -F Bass 3 band preamp for Bass Boost, Mid Boost, & Treble Boost -Hipshot Kickass bridge with Brass saddles (19mm string spacing) -Finished in a hand-rubbed oil -Includes a new Deluxe Brown Poly-Leather Gig Bag, exclusive to this PJ
TONE (according to F Bass): -The African Mahogany produces a warm & woody tone with a very strong midrange. -The Ash tone block and Mac Ebony fingerboard tighten up the big bottom end and ensure the sweet top end is articulate and can bite when asked. -The 3pc body, 5pc neck, and Hipshot Kickass bridge with Brass saddles give us a healthy amount of compression - which translates to a focused tone with amazing sustain. -The Aguilar pickups are our favourite vintage repros made with Heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets. The P pickup is big, round, and wooly with just the right amount of midrange honk to cut through a mix. The bridge pickup is clear and aggressive and responds well to playing dynamics. -The F Bass preamp has been developed over three decades and is as transparent as they come. With all of the effort that goes into the design and sourcing of high-end materials, the last thing we want to do is colour with funky electronics....so you can boost the lows, mids, and highs without altering the inherent tonal characteristics.