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Fender introduced the American Standard Precision Bass guitar in 1951, and its thick sound and indestructible build changed popular music. Today's Am...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 rosewood fingerboard, satin neck back for smooth playability and Fender Tolex case.

FEATURES
  • Precision Bass body
  • Rosewood 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

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SPECIFICATIONS

American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood 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 Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Good pick up (13)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Solid electronics (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (9)
  • Rock concerts (9)
  • Small venues (7)
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    • Experienced (10)

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a beautiful bass

By carbondale bass

from colorado

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Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

I got the red cola with rosewood. The color is nice - not too light of a color - just enough of a darker shade so it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb. It has the stock round wound strings - I'll try flat wounds in the future. Classic precision sound - need I say more? I struggled with my decision between maple and rosewood fretboard. Without a maple to compair it too it still sounds great!
It's a precision. Volume and tone - that's it. The high mass bridge is nice.
Needed some set up. Other then that it looks flawless to me.
You get what you pay for with this beauty. Nice case - even a guitar strap, cord and necessary tools.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Near perfection

By DCB504

from Hattiesburg, Ms

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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 Rosewood Fingerboard:

    I am the type of person who is quick to criticize when things fall short of meeting my expectations, but I will also sing praises when something exceeds them. The Fender American Standard Precision Bass is one of the finest examples of quality craftsmanship I have ever seen in my life. Get one, you will love it.

    (5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good, but inconsistent

    By juperdor

    from somerset nj

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

      this bass is decent, but you either get a good one or a bad one. another gripe i have with this bass is the fact that unlike its jazz bass counterpart, it doesnt have a custom shop pickup. save your money and get the fender 50s mim precision.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great bass right out of the box.

      By Dust Bowl Dave

      from Hendersonville, NC

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

        I have never owned a bass that was brand new. so I may be easily impressed. That said, I love this bass. It was easy to play and sounded great right out of the box.

        I play country. old time, blue grass and a little rock. It sounds great playing all of them.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quite surprised at the quality!

        By David

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

        I've always been one that thought the American Fenders were over priced and there was little, if any difference between them and a Mexican or Japan one, of which I own one of each. I've got to say that I was mistaken. It's the little things that make the difference in the American. The lighter, more responsive tuners, flawless fit and finish, fingerboard wood selection, fretwork. Even the responsiveness of the volume and tone pots is smoother and more gradual, indicating higher quality pots and wiring. As well as the quietness of the electronics when not being played, no hum or hiss. Needless to say, those are all things (except for wood selection) that can be worked out and upgraded on the foreign models, which I've done to both of mine to get them where I wanted them. But if you want an out of the box, finely finished instrument, the American is the way to go. I am very pleased with this bass. After much deliberation, I bought the Mystic Blue and am very glad I did. The pictures don't do this color justice, it's beautiful with a heavy metal flake that isn't so noticeable in the advertising photos. It's pretty striking against the white pickguard, I'm putting on a white perloid guard which I think will look incredible. Also to my surprise, this bass came very well set up. All I had to do was adjust the intonation of the E string a little. Of course the most important thing is tone, and this bass has it nailed with the 60's custom shop pickup, sounds awesome. I do wish Fender would include strap locks, I was under the impression that they did but maybe that's only the deluxe models. The hardshell case is very high quality also, heavy but we'll built. Overall, this package gets an A+ rating from me.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        20 years and They've only changed a few minor things

        By Denver the bass man

        from TX

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        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 Rosewood Fingerboard:

          I got a 1995 US standard P Bass. That was the first year that Fender made the drastic changes to their US line up of basses that still stands today. They had a little less options in my time (they only offered US standard in rosewood fret boards back then). That said there's nothing to regret about my 1995 US standard p. It has the same 62 style custom shop P pick up as the newer ones. It has the same graphite reinforcments and flex rods in it's neck. The only major change is the bridge was improved a little via a sustain block.
          I've owned about 6-7 different basses in my life time and recently relinquished much of what I owned but of the two basses I kept this was my number 1. For 20 years this has been my favorite bass I've owned and my most played in that time I've had to re-soldier the electronics once about 10 years ago and I only had to do one fret dressing last year. The worst thing that happened to my bass was it got knocked off the stand once and the neck screws got stripped out, It was an easy fix using some wood dowels and gorilla glue, bas still plays like it is new. You can't go wrong with this bass. US fender P's are easy to maintain, clean and repair. Granted I paid a lot less for my US fender P back in 1995 , but even with today's pricing they are worth the investment , especially at the deal MF gives you. If you are a working musician you owe it to yourself to get one of these. I would certainly get another one if I could afford it right now.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender American Standard Pricision

          By Doogie58

          from Amherst,Ohio

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

          Just received my American Standard Precision and could'nt be more happy with it.WOW I am really impressed,Fender did a great job with these.usually I'll buy a cheaper bass and have to change things about it 'pickups, bridges, tone pots,...'but there is Nothing I'll have to change on this.Love it just the way it is. Stop settling on cheap basses and get one of these, You won't regret it.Also Musicians Friend did a Great job as always, I'll never buy from any place else...Thanks

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No more roller coaster rides

          By Tomgray56

          from San Jose

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

              The pj mim fender I had just didn't make me happy. After shopping around I found the American standard p-basses at the local stores all had necks that needed serious adjustment (is. Roller coaster ride). I took a chance that MF would do better and they certainly did. I still haven't taken this in for a setup and may not. It also comes in a serious case. Between this p-bass, my carvin lb-70 and my Tacoma thunder chief, I won't have to do any bass shopping for a long time

               
              5.0

              Best bass I've ever owned

              By Speedy K

              from Philadelphia, PA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

                I started playing music as a bass player, but soon switched to guitar. Over the years I've kept a (cheap) bass to play/record here and there. Recently I joined a band as a bass player and wanted to get a more professional bass. I looked around and finally decided on the American Standard P. Not disappointed at all! I love everything about this bass, especially the feel.

                 
                5.0

                One Fine Instrument

                By Thunderthumbs

                from East Central Florida

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                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 Rosewood Fingerboard:

                  This Bass Guitar came with round wound strings which were a little too bright for my tastes, but this is just nitpicking on my part. The action set-up was excellent, feel of the neck and sound were excellent as well.
                  Fender & Musician's Friend did an outstanding job on this bass.

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