Fender Japan Precision Lyte Bass Guitar 1984-1987 & new hard case
Japanese "E" Series Bass with active pickups
I have decided after much pondering to sell my lovely old Precision Lyte bass that I have owned for the last 6 or 7 years. It served me well on over a hundred gigs but that was when I was playing bass guitar with NightWatch (my band) but I changed to guitar around 3 years ago & it has stayed in its case since then only coming out for a couple of deps. Having recently sold my bass rig, I felt it was time to get rid of the bass too. I struggle for storage space these days so it's only right that someone else gets the pleasure!
Fender Japan produced the Precision Lyte bass in the late 80's & early 90's. With a lightweight basswood body in the shape of a Precision bass but with a slim neck in the style of a Jazz bass, this really is a mix of the two styles. It also has a Jazz bass style pickup at the bridge and a Precision bass style pickup at the neck. Both of these are active pickups being powered by a 9 volt battery which is under the control panel. The four controls are a volume & "blend" control knob and then a "treble" & "bass control" This gives a great range of sounds & I found it suitable for all the styles of music we played in our covers band.
Having owned & played many basses, the reasons I settled with this P Lyte for so long were because of the weight. At only 3.373kg it's actually lighter than the Telecaster I play these days! Also, I liked the thin neck as I have fairly small hands. I also really liked the active pickups as there was less of an imbalance in sound when I played the "D" & "G" strings than on a passive bass that I owned.
This is definitely a "roadworn" bass. Please check out the gallery photos. There are chips, dings, bucklerash and other dents all over the guitar. However, the frets are good, it's well set up with no buzzing and the neck is nice and straight
Here's some spec:
Fender Precision Lyte
Manufacture 1984-1987 Japan
Body Material: Basswood
Neck Material: Maple with 22 fret Rosewood Fretboard
Scale Length 34" (864mm)
Width at Nut 38mm
Weight: 3.373kg (7lb 7oz)
Hardwear: Gold finish
Tuners: Fender Japan Mini Tuners (Made by GOTOH)
Pickups: Fender Japan Active Pickups
Case: New Thomann Hard Case