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Fender '50s Precision Bass   

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Inspired by the most legendary bass of all time! The '50s Precision Bass features vintage styling and appointments, a maple neck, alder body, and a s...Read More

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Inspired by the most legendary bass of all time!

Inspired by the most legendary bass of all time! The '50s Precision Bass features vintage styling and appointments, a maple neck, alder body, and a split single-coil Precision Bass pickup. Other features include a gold anodized pickguard and vintage hardware. Includes deluxe gig bag.

FEATURES
  • '50s Precision Bass
  • Classic Series
  • Alder body
  • 1-piece maple neck with C shape
  • Maple fingerboard
  • Precision Bass split single-coil pickup
  • Volume, Tone controls
  • American Vintage Precision Bass bridge
  • Vintage-style reverse tuning machines
  • Nickel/Chrome hardware
  • Gold anodized aluminum pickguard
  • Unique Features
  • Vintage Styling
  • Anodized Aluminum Pickguard
  • Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS,
  • Gauges: (.045, .065, .080, .100)

See what fifty years of fuss has all been about. Order your '50s P Bass today.

SPECIFICATIONS

'50s Precision Bass

  • 34" (864 mm) scale length 1.750" (44.5 mm) width at nut
    7.25" (184mm) fingerboard radius
    20 vintage-style frets
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Fender'50s Precision Bass
 
5.0

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
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5.0

Excellent P Bads

By Bob

from Connecticut

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    Fender got these right. I am very impressed. All the P Bass you will ever need.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Gigging Bass !!

    By Fred

    from Rockledge Fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • A little heavy

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    This is a no frills "meat and potato" P-Bass but built superbly and great sounding --- no mods needed here , can't beat it for the price . I also have a Vintage '64 Jazz Bass and a Custom Shop Vintage Jazz which I'm a little more protective of so the Precision is the one I carry into bars and other venues .

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Kept Secret

    By Drumguy

    from Baltimore- Washington area

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    Pros

    • Excellent workmanship
    • Good Tone
    • Incredible Sound

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • It Will Be My Go To Bass
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    I own a Rick,a Jazz Bass,a PRS Kingfisher,an Ibanex 5 string and just purchased this bass.It sounds better that any of them.Extreme clearness of sound and uncomplicated operation: 2 knobs,tone and volume.Great bass.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Bass

    By T-Bone

    from Yuma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Price Well Built
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None Really

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    Great Bass. I've been playing professionally since I was 14 years old and let's say I'm mildly seasoned. I started with P basses back in 74... Oops! Any way, I love these basses. They're on par with my 74, and 78, and I don't have to worry about somebody ripping a vintage bass at gigs. I got 2 of these actually. First one I bought in like 93-94 when they were made in Japan instead of Mexico, I put Quarter Pounders in it but it wasn't much of a difference. It didn't NEED pick ups, but you know. Quality, fit and finish was top notch on both. I guess my only gripe if I had one is the fact it comes with a gig bag instead of a case (Who started this s#$t) but since the bass is so reasonably priced, you should be able to buy a nice (Fender) case with some of the cash you saved. Also, when recording, I rarely (never) use this bass. Preferring an old Jazz bass. But live, the P Bass is the one. I highly suggest and recommend it. Buying the case and the bass.

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best P-Bass

    By pouey

    from n.h.

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    Best P-Bass I;ve ever owned and I had them all from the 70's models to the Japanese to the U.S.A to the mexican.This Bass exceeds in sound quality and looks.My favorite feature are the reversed tuning pegs.I could do away w/the gold anodized p-guard for a white one but for now it's ok.The sound is what's most important.I play it through a Fender bassman 250/210 combo(Another nice product)and kiks proverbial butt!

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid Bass

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    I have been playing one of these for two years. This is a very well built bass. I too changed the pups to fenders and this thing growls. Been playing bass for thirty years, and this is a lot of bang for the buck. It does have that vintage feel.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Instrument

    By stringbreaker22

    from Woodside, N.Y.

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    Just bought this. Even though it's made in Mexico, this P-bass is killer. I got the honey blonde version. Absolutely beautiful. I swapped out the pickups for Nordstrands and replaced the bridge with a Badass II, but that's just my preference. Very good bass.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One Great P-Bass

    By Billy-Bob

    from So Cal

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    After going through several P-basses, this is the one I have been looking for. Excellent craftsmanship, great fit, finish, feel and tone. If you are looking for a real Fender P-bass, start with this one, you'll save yourself a lot of searching.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nirvana, Renunciation, & Love

    By cnorden

    from Moscow ID

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    An outstanding instrument, one of two P-basses I've settled in with after literally decades of hopping around with one bass after another. Beautifully solid instrument, great intonation, and killer deep tones, plus nice but fat highs. Only complaint is the tuners, which were very sloppy at the outset, very approximate instead of being precise, though they have settled in a bit after a year or so--the more you use them, the quicker they seem to settle in. Provided you're OK with fairly wide string spacing (I am), this is a beautiful, super high quality instrument, with unparalled tone. Same as other reviewers, I say Viva Mexico; this is as good a Fender bass as I'll ever want or need, better than many of the American versions I've played, both tone, precise tolerances on neck & pickup, finish, neck (especially!), and general workmanship.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Guitar

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    When I bought this guitar I did not expect it to be like the one I had twenty years ago, but was I shocked when I started playing this axe. It felt like an old friend had come home. This is the one I play when I hit the stage, forget about the bass with the battery, no worry about losing power in the middle of a proformance. The quaility on this bass was execellent, made in mexico or not. Don't hesitate to buy one of these if you are a little short on cash. I have the sunburst with gold metal pickguard, beautiful guitar. Great player and a nice sound.

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