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Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard Black, Maple Fingerboard 888365928456 (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A modernized classic with all the right moves from Fender.

Fender introduced the American Standard Precision Bass guitar in 1951, and its thick sound and indestructible build changed popular music. Today's American Standard Precision Bass is the new version of one of the greatest instruments of bass heroes past and present; the modern interpretation of Fender's classic instrument refined for modern players.

The American Standard Precision Bass has a high-mass vintage bridge, Fender Custom Shop '60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup, thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, improved Fender tuners that are 30 percent lighter while keeping the classic look, richer and deeper neck tint for a more elegant appearance, great-looking gloss maple fingerboard, satin neck back for smooth playability and Fender Tolex case.

FEATURES
  • Precision Bass body
  • Maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Graphite reinforced C-Shape maple neck
  • Standard 4-bolt neck plate
  • Posiflex graphite neck support rods
  • Fender Custom Shop '60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup
  • Master Volume and Master Tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • High Mass Vintage bridge (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload)
  • Includes Fender Tolex case

You know this is the one so order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard

  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
    Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
    Scale Length: 34" (86.36cm)
    Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
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FenderAmerican Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • School bands (5)
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5.0

Amazing

By Ken K

from Albuquerque

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

    I have played everything and finally settled on the original, I am blown away by the American Standard P Bass. The weight, the neck, the sound, the sustain. The case ! Totally happy and first class service from Musicians Friend. Highly recommend

     
    5.0

    Awesome quality, construction, sound, and plays great!

    By Brandon

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • ANY STYLE OF MUSIC
      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

      I love this bass! It sounds awesome, plays great, and it's a sexy beast! There's no style of music this bass cannot cover. I play rock, pop, blues, even a little country. This bass does it all. The new lighter tuners are solid and help relieve extra weight on the neck. The bridge is great, and I love the string-thru body. The neck seems to be slightly thinner than my '02 USA P bass, but I think I'm starting to like it. The black finish was flawless. I changed out the white pickguard with a black one to give it that 70's look. The pickup on this thing sounds great, definitely an upgrade.

      Like most instruments, the bass arrived needing a set-up. Fortunately, the neck on this bass is near perfect and required only a little tweaking. I was surprised by how badly the intonation was set. I took care of that myself and after just a few minutes, she was ready to rock. Also, I wanted to raise the pickups higher, so I bought some foam and stuck it under the pickups so they would raise to the desired height. Still, no complaints here. This is to be expected from a brand new guitar that is shipped across the country.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Setting a new standard

      By Lucky67

      from Lucky67

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

      Got this bass on Wednesday(01/14/15) & it's better than I expected,& the custom shop pickups just make this bass even better. I was worried about the weight but didn't need to be, it's so light and comfortable and feels nice on your knee or a strap. My only very small gripe is that at this price it should have come with straplocks as standard. I am hoping that this will be my last bass guitar that I buy it's fantastic.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Great Instrument

      By uncletjt

      from Arkansas

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

        Like most other people, I love this guitar. It plays in tune with no annoying overtones. It is also quite beautiful. I cannot think of a negative.

        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Game Changer!

        By Idan

        from Tel Aviv Israel

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Understated Yet Special

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Live Shows
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

          I have been playing a Spector Euro 4lx for almost 4 years. its a fancy bass with A P/J EMJ Active pickups.I've been using the bridge pickup alot more than the neck and would never turn the bridge pickup all the way down and let the neck pickup rock by itself. After a couple of battery misshaps I've decided I've had enough and decided to get a secondary simple and classic backup bass I wanted a modest bass to use in rehearsals to minimize the chance that the battery on my Spector would die on me during importent gigs . picking up a precision bass never crossed my mind since it had a little negative stereotyps among "modern" bass players.
          I played a few Jazz basses and disliked them all. it felt way to cocky and arrogant. I picked up this precision and could't put it down. It broke every negative stereotype that jazz musician's had about this bass. it fits every style that I play (live): R&B seesions,a 12 piece Salsa orchestra and jazz bands not to mention rock. It has a very deep and soulful sound. when you reach the high note on your'e solo it gives you a smooth silky tone that might remind playing with a bow. I wanted to get a bass just for small sessions and it ended up being a personal favorite to use on gigs and recordings.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          VERY HAPPY I TOOK THE PLUNGE

          By christopher

          from ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Love Everthing About It

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

            this bass plays wonderful it came to me set up pretty good right out of the case.the neck feels good in your hand and you can just tell its a pro quality instrument.ive played some decent enough basses in my time but this is the the best one to date,now i need to get me a rick bass to add to the herd.thanks fender.....................

            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Used or new?

            By Kenneth Conrad

            from SAN DIEGO, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

              Just purchased the 2012 standard P bass bought it used, when I received the bass it looks brand new the fine scratches on the body that were shown in the pictures are no longer visible the rest of the bass looks great. The setup is perfect it has a great feel to it. Also the case is brand new, came with a strap, cord, hex tools and cleaning cloth.

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              2012 Amer Standard P Bass

              By Bassdoc

              from Iowa

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • Fit And Finish Top Notch
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                I got this bass to compliment my MIA Jazz,I like the wider neck for some stuff and the growl and low end on the custom shop pups is awesome.Great sustain. Fit and finish are 9.5/10.I would buy again.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                very Nice Bass

                By Bassman

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                  I own 4 basses in all and just received this one and I can say it's my favorite. The electronics are as quiet as a church mouse with beautiful tone for such a simple package. The neck has a nice easy feel to it that doesn't tax your hand. The fit and finish are flawless and it's nicely balanced as it hangs off your shoulders. I had certain expectations when I ordered it and was not disappointed with any aspect of the guitar. It certainly lives up to Fenders reputation and history. I give it a 10 out of 10 rating and would say it's definitely worth spending the extra money over the Mexican standard P Bass or similar models.

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