A/E Precision Value

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A/E Precision Value

Postby Wymore Guitars » Tue May 31, 2011 6:18 pm

I have a 90's Fender A/E Precision I bought several years ago and I am interested if any of you Fender value guru's can give me an idea of what they are worth these days. Seems like there is very little information out there on them lately and nothing on eBay. Any ideas? This is not an HMT, just the standard version.

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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby harleyyy » Tue May 31, 2011 8:14 pm

Is this the fretless with the piezo and a Lace Sensor JW?
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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby Wymore Guitars » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:57 pm

Pete, yes it is! Natural finish .... all original.

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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby harleyyy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:10 pm

MIJ, I'd guess around $800? Kebo will know for sure.
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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby DaveyG67 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:24 pm

FWIW, I scored a fairly clean tobacco burst fretted version in 12/09 on ebay for $600 bucks...
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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby Golem » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:52 am

DaveyG67 wrote:FWIW, I scored a fairly clean tobacco burst fretted version in
12/09 on ebay for $600 bucks...


Mine were in that range about that long ago.

The fretted, especially the "HMT" version with the"non-Fender"
[sickle? hockey?] headstock is in less demand. Anywho, they're
waaaay cool, and where/how else can you find a 7.5lb P-Bass ?


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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby felig » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:34 am

I've got one of the HMT ones--however, I prefer to refer to the headstock profile as "Loch Ness Monster snout" because that is what it most resembles. I've tried to sell mine on a number of occasions & never got a nibble--as I recall, I last was asking somewhere in the $450 range. Several years ago, I installed a Cafe Walter buffer for the piezo & that made an incredible sonic improvement. Prior to that, the piezo sounded so bad that I considered it unusable--although the Lace Sensor pickup was great sounding. With the Cafe Walter buffer, the piezo sounds good either by itself or in combo with the Lace Sensor.
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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby Golem » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:17 am

felig wrote:I've got one of the HMT ones--however, I prefer to refer to the headstock profile as "Loch Ness Monster snout" because that is what it most resembles. I've tried to sell mine on a number of occasions & never got a nibble--as I recall, I last was asking somewhere in the $450 range. Several years ago, I installed a Cafe Walter buffer for the piezo & that made an incredible sonic improvement. Prior to that, the piezo sounded so bad that I considered it unusable--although the Lace Sensor pickup was great sounding. With the Cafe Walter buffer, the piezo sounds good either by itself or in combo with the Lace Sensor.


I have one with and one without the buffer. True, the buffer
produces a great tone if you sometimes need/want to solo
the piezo, but the unbuffered piezo sound is cool as part of
a blend, even at a noticeable level in the blend .... BUT only
for the FL version. My fretted HMT was unbuffered and the
piezo was more like a "special effect" that was sometimes
cool if mixed in sparingly, but not of much use overall.

On the FL, even tho the FB is rosewood, the unbuffered
piezo, when mixed in in a fairly strong dose, is a decent
mimic of that "hissing ebony" effect on an URB.

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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby felig » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:22 am

Yes, my HMT is fretted--I've played, but never owned a fretless A/E P. Looks sort of like Godin is reintroducing the Fender A/E P concept--& I believe the magnetic pickup on the Godin is a Lace sensor just like on the Fenders.
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Re: A/E Precision Value

Postby Golem » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:59 pm

felig wrote:Yes, my HMT is fretted--I've played, but never owned a fretless A/E P.

Looks sort of like Godin is reintroducing the Fender A/E P concept--& I believe the
magnetic pickup on the Godin is a Lace sensor just like on the Fenders.


Godin was prolly inspired by my stereo A4FL. It has had its Bart noiseless J at the
neck for about 10 yrs now ... crowded right up against the neck, unlike the new
mag-piezo Godin. Mine has seperate jacks and seperate controls. Altho one of
the jacks delivers stereo, I gotta stick a dummy plug into the other one jst to
switch on the EQ circuit for the piezo. Quirky but worky.

With 2 independent systems, it's also a very fail-safe tool.

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