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Fender '50s Precision Bass   

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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 29 reviews)

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    (28)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fiesta Red w/Maple fingerboard

By JPBourdier

from DFW Metroplex

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

    This bass was as close as I could find to my dream Fender: Fiesta Red finish with maple fingerboard. I'm a Fender devotee, so my review may be positively biased.
    The Precision Bass remains largely unchanged for over 50 years because the design is about as good as it can get. The pickup on this 50's Classic is pure, noiseless, definitive P-Bass tone. The reverse tuners were a surprise to me, but only took a few seconds to get used to. I didn't care for the texture of the anodized gold pickguard, so I swapped it for a modern 1-layer black one and it looks perfect to me. The contrast of the finish, pickguard, and fingerboard is striking.
    Good looks aside, this bass has everything you'd expect from a Fender Precision: tons of that SWEET tone, and a spacious neck. I understand the truss rod adjustment is at the heel of the neck for authenticity, but it sure is inconvenient. Fortunately, my Fenders rarely require any adjustment there. Reliability, performance, and style are what I love about them.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very pleased!

    By BassBoogieMan

    from Allen, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender '50s Precision Bass:

        Very well made and with great tone. On par with my USA Stingray and American Standard Jazz.

         
        5.0

        Excellent P Bads

        By Bob

        from Connecticut

        About Me Experienced

        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.

          (6 of 6 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 .

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Kept Secret

          By Drumguy

          from Baltimore- Washington area

          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

          (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.

          (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!

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid Bass

          By Wil Tyree-u6.4b

          from ohio

          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.

          (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.

          (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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