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Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass Guitar
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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 th...Click To Read More About This Product
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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.
- Select alder body
- Graphite-reinforced maple neck with modern C shape and satin polyurethane finish
- 22 medium jumbo frets (9.5" radius)
- Chrome-plated hardware
- Deluxe chrome-plated steel bridge plate (strings-thru body or top load) with chromeplated brass saddles
- New-design Precision Bass split single-coil pickup (mid) and new humbucker (bridge)
- Pan pot for pickup switching
- Master volume, pan pot, and 3-band active EQ
- Lite-Bass tuners
Reviewed by 40 customers
The 1 thing I love about this bass is the wide variety of tones. it is great for slapping. it has thaty vintage look and yet active electronics, which gives it those different tones. the 1 thing bad is if ou rest your thumb on the pickups there isnt much room unless you use the back pickup but there isnt much room. But it is a very great bass for th emoney. I chose it over Stingrays, Warwicks and even a Rickenbacker.
I've owned one for 8 months now, and it's become my #1 player for one reason - awesome tone and versatility. You can dial in a classic P bass tone, and on the other end of the spectrum you can get very, very close to a J. Lots of growl from that big, nasty humbucker. Solid feel, superb controls, well built. Good balance but a bit on the heavy side - I use a wide sheepskin-lined strap. If I could only own one bass, this would probably be it.
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 love this bass, If I have it my way I will never play another bass. Sounds great and takes a beating with no problem. Best bass I have ever played
This bass hands down is amazing. Everything about it is flawless even things as small as the coloring of the bass. I own the sunburst version of this bass, it is gorgeous. The tone is perfect, I can get anything out of this bass, anything from pure treble all the way to the most low ended floor shaking tone possible. This bass can hold up to any stlye thrown at it, with the exception of maybe slapping. The only thing I didn't like about this bass was the tuner keys, it has the "Hipshots" on it which are infact plastic on the base part.. but other than this samll little quirk it is perfect.
Wow. It has looks (I have the amber with the red pearloid pickgaurd and maple neck), features (active electronics: master volume, pickup selector, both high and low eq adjustments, and a midrange selector), and it's extremely well built. Judging by it's performance (and the admiring looks I get when I gig with it) it's totally worth the price. I was predjudiced against fender until I played this bass, but not anymore.
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.
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.
This is the best bass I have ever played, and I have played everything from J basses to Warwicks. The maple neck is smooth and radiates a bright tone. If you are looking at aa musicman-esque bass but also like to fingerpick, look no further. This is the bass for you.
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!
What can I say??This bass is AMAZING, I
I had seen and heard about this bass several times before I finally played it this weekend in a store. This thing is incredible. I had been looking at adding a precision bass to my arsenal, but couln't really find any that I liked. For some reason, this bass played a lot better than any other p-basses, the neck seems a bit quicker as well. And adding the active electronics and extra humbucker, you can dial in different tones than just the classic precision tone. I found this great when wanting to add bottom end while retaining that natural p-bass full-tone sound. Rolling back the tone to the bridge pickup is decent, I mean it's no Stingray sound or anything, but can still get good slap sounds from it. Basically, I would strongly recommend this bass for anyone that wants that precision sound, but also wants a little more versatility.
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.
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.
This little sucker is quite a beast. I've had no problems except that the string setting that it comes with keep my strings too low, but thats not a real issue. The controls are excellent as well; you can get a lot out of this bass
I own many of the best production basses you can get, and although I will not begrudge them, this bass has everything they have and more. The feel and the playability is amazing - I use flat-wounds, and after adjusting a bit, this bass is magnificent with them... If my home were on fire and I had to grab one, well, I think you know the answer. Tonal diversity is great, the make of these is also great. I have the 2002 model in aged cherry-burst on ash, so the pickups are a little different, but overall the same... If you want a Fender... shell out the dough and get this one... when you compare it to a standard P-Bass (or most any other bass)... you'll know why it was worth the money!
I just picked mine up a few days ago and it is a beast. I was having trouble deciding between an American Standard P-Bass or an American Standard Jazz Bass but when the American Deluxe P-Bass was an option i took it right away. You can't go wrong with this bass. GO FOR IT! You can play almost any style with it. My band loves it almost as much as I do. It is amazing.
I was surprised by two things: 1) Plastic-covered "lite" tuners--one was broken when I opened the box, and 2) No easy access to battery box--needed a screwdriver, and a threaded insert came out with the screw. I'll be replacing these things, but overall an awesome instrument!
After 3 years of putting this bass through hell and back, I must say that this bass can do it all. The 3 band EQ and the 2 pickups allow for so much tone that I can easily go from a glassy, high end punk sound to a cleaner ska sound in a matter of seconds. The only problem I had with this bass was the quality. In less than a year the front strap thing was coming out so I had to redrill the hole. Then the internal wiring got all messed up so all the knobs were loud as hell, and then the input wiring got loose during a show the sound kept cutting in and out. Now part of all the technical difficulty may have been my fault since I play in an aggressive punk band, but I've had way crappier basses that survived my onstage antics. Still, I love this bass!
This is not only my favorite bass I have owned, but my favorite bass I have played. Versatile, gorgeous, and practical, this bass takes the cake. You have total control of the sound, some many options and the onboard EQ rock.