Created 2023-02-21 ©goVerify, Inc.
Learn how to spot a fake Fender Precision Bass guitar with this detailed 21 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
Different Fender Precision Bass guitars come with different tuning pegs. Note how solid, well-manufactured and polished these chrome open-gear tuners are. Make sure there are four crosshead screws that attach them to the headstock. Also note the unique shape of the grips on these tuning pegs.
The Fender Precision Bass has two identical knobs on the front of the body for volume and tone. The knob closest to the pickups is the volume knob.
The Fender Precision Bass has two identical knobs on the front of the body. Both feature a chromed dome and a knurled grip. Note the recessed slotted flathead screw that attaches the knob to its shaft.
The Fender Precision Bass metal jack socket is held in place by a chrome hexagonal nut and round washer. Note the position of the jack socket in relation to the pickguard and the countersunk crosshead screw. From this angle you can also see the protective film, which has peeled off slightly along the edge of the pickguard.