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The Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass Guitar features a select alder body, graphite-reinforced maple neck with modern C shape, a deluxe bridge that allows either top-loading or string-thru-body, Lite-Bass tuners, active 3-band EQ, a new design split single-coil paired with a bridge humbucker, and a high degree of neck- and fretwork that makes it extremely easy to play. The American Deluxe is perfect for the player who wants a top-of-the-line modern Precision Bass.
Reviewed by 40 customers
My American J just wasn't cutting it with my Classic Rock band until I got my Deluxe. Now I know what "punch" and "growl" are! Love that humbucker! It took awhile to figure out the controls and there were times when I became very frustrated with the sound I was "unable" to get, but with persistence I have now disgarded the plastic tone control cheat sheet and I can twirl those knobs for any sound I want. The only drawback to the bass, to me, is the discomfort in using the P-pickups as a thumb-rest, which are very sharp on the corners. Moving down to the humbucker is fine. The coil strings it came with were much too hot and replaced them with half-rounds. All in all, I am very pleased with the bass and it was definitely wise choice on my part.
What can I say??This bass is AMAZING, I
I have been playing bass for the last 20 plus years, and i've played and owned everything from spectors to warwicks. I was never a Fender fan.... till i played this bass.The neck is fast,the sound is killer and the body is solid.You can get any sound you want from this bass, from skid row to slayer. I have 15 basses and I have to bring three when I gig out, the thing is all I want to play is the bass.Trust me if you have the money, and I know it's hard to come by you must pick this bass up.
I have been playing the bass for about 8 years now, and this bass is by far one of the best i have ever owned or played (second only to the Rickenbacker 4003 which I also own). As soon as I tested this bass out for the first time at my local GC I knew I had to have it. It took me almost 2 years to put aside enough money to finally buy it but it was well worth it. The diverse aray of tones that can be evoked from this thing is simply amazing. The action is exceptionally low which allows for effortless playing, and it is also quite light. If you are looking for an outstanding bass with great tonal capabilities and extremely fast action look no farther.
I play for over 25 years and have tried most basses on the market. Currently I have a MusicMan SR4 HH, sounds incredible by the way so as my Fender bass, the differences that I think makes the Fender a better more reliable bass is the action which is dead on right out of the box!!, plus you can get more variety of tones and the weight of the fender is light and easy to carry thru 3 hours playing. I love both basses but so far the Fender won 100% my heart. Get the best forget the rest! Fender is the American #1 bass...PERIOD!
Boys let me say I love the 4 string but the 5 string is the BEAST. I bought mine through local dealer who ordered it for me the last year made. I waited 8 months to get one and I am glad I did. Best bass ever!
The first quality that I noticed about this bass was the playability. The fretboard was perfectly sized for my left hand and the action was very low, which made it almost effortless to play. Secondly was the tone; I played it with the tone controls all flat. The proximity of the pickups to the strings as well as the jazz-style bridge pickup give this bass plenty of punch without sacrificing clarity and definition. I do not yet own this bass, but am intending to buy it in the near future.
I played every bass in the store and by far, this bass had the smoothest and widest range of tones. Between the trebble/bass boost, the mid-range control and the ability to balance between the two pick-ups, you can get the exact tone you're looking for.
This bass has such a wide range of tones! I was between the American Deluxe Jazz and this one. The difference for me was I get everything the Jazz does and more.
I absolutely love this bass. The action is set perfectly right out of the box. The real thing that I love is how, with a good amp, you can get almost any sound imaginable. With a turn of a few knobs, I can go from bass-heavy and "evil" to a Geddy sound. Honestly, in this price range this is easily the best bass around.
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