Fender Tony Franklin Bass Guitar

Fender Tony Franklin Bass Guitar

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Tony Franklin is am English rock musician. His most famous work is on the fretless bass guitar with heavy rock bands The Firm (also featuring Free and Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, and Uriah Heep drummer Chris Slade) and Blue Murder (featuring former Whitesnake guitarist John Sykes (also on vocals) and drummer Carmine Appice).



In January 2006 Fender introduced the "Tony Franklin Precision Bass Fretless Signature Bass, which is based on his main "player" for many years. It features an alder body available in Three-color Sunburst or Black, a brown tortoise shell pick guard and a modern C-shaped maple neck with an unfinished fingerboard made of ebony (an extremely hard wood that can stand up to the roundwound strings Tony uses without any type of protective coating) with side dot position markers. Tony's signature overdriven "growl" comes from an American Series Precision Bass neck pickup and a Tony Franklin signature Jazz Bass bridge pickup with hex screw lugs and bar ceramic magnets. Other features include vintage tuning machines with Hipshot Bass Xtender Drop D tuning key on the E string and a three-way switch (neck-both-bridge pickup) as opposed to the more common "pan pot" used on bass guitars.




Franklin's top-notch fretted signature bass sings just like his fretless model, with Precision and Jazz Bass pickups and a three-way selector switch that provide an array of great tones. Features include specially voiced pickups, a lacquer finish and a modern C-shaped maple neck and fingerboard made to Franklin's exacting specs. The Tony Frankin Precision Bass Fretted Signature Bass has been introduced in 2007, available in Olympic White and Amber Gold with a matte black pickguard and matching pickup covers.