Fender Precision Bass

Learn how to spot fakes with a 21 step guide

Created 2023-02-21 ©goVerify, Inc.

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21 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot a fake Fender Precision Bass guitar with this detailed 21 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

8. Tuning Pegs

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.

15. Tone Knobs

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.

16. Knob Detail

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.

19. Jack Socket

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.

Retail Box
Box Logo
String Tree
Truss Rod Hole
Tuning Pegs
Serial Number
Skunk Stripe
Fret Detail
Strap Button
Tone Knobs
Knob Detail
Pickguard Protective Film
Jack Socket
Rear View
Neck Plate

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