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Early Jazz Basses with concentric tone and volume knobs are also very collectable, along with the three knob configuration pre-CBS Jazz basses.Until the late 's, the P-bass sound was more desirable by players than the J-bass.
The Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster from the 's put the solidbody electric guitar on the map.The Stratocaster was like no other guitar ever produced.With three pickups, a contoured body that made playing guitar comfortable, and a tremolo built-in and designed correctly for the guitar, made it an instant sucess.All these instruments share that basic problem of a shorter scale length, and lower quality electronics.Fender hit another home run with the Precision Bass , the first fretted electric bass.
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