Fender Precision Bass Special CAR 1980
In 1980 Fender added the Precision Special to the Precision Bass line. It was available in both Lake Placid Blue and Candy Apple Red with matching headstock and a maple or rosewood fingerboard (round laminated).
The bass featured white pickup covers, white pickguard, a brass bridge and gold hardware (tuners, thumbrest-not included, knobs).
It was the first active bass of Fender with a specially developed active circuit (preamp, bass and treble). But it could also be used in passive mode, with a passive tone control. The preamp is probably designed by Bill Hodges and , who now is Vice President Technology
Round laminated maple neck
3-ply white pickguard
Brass-bridge with 4 individual stringsaddles,
incl. black non original soft case