Fender Fretless Precision

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Fender Fretless Precision
the Fender Fretless Precision in Amsterdam on 1979-06-22
Sting's bass case
Artist: Sting
Band or ensemble: The Police
Time gear used: 1978 - 1981


Sting bought the Fender Fretless Precision on 1978-10-21 at Manny's in New York. It became his main bass up until June 1979, when he switched to the 1979 Ibanez Musician MC 900DS Fretless bass. The Fender Fretless Precision returned for the 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour and was also present at Wisseloord Studios and for the recording of Synchronicity at AIR Studios.

Gear breakdown

Sting changed the tuning machines between May 3 and May 10, 1979.

Because of a broken lock Sting gave the original bass case to Anne Brown's husband in mid-1980.

For the 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour the bass was painted red.

It made another appearance for the 1987 Kirin Can Beer print ads and TV commercials.

In a 1996 interview Sting mentions that he still has that bass.

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