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Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass  

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The Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass is as classic sounding and resonant as the original. Following its introduction in '51, the P Bass wen...Read More

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True vintage look, feel, and sound.

The Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass is as classic sounding and resonant as the original. Following its introduction in '51, the P Bass went on to dramatically influence the way we play and hear music, impacting every genre in every decade since. The '62 Precision pays tribute to this landmark instrument as it starts its second decade. It features accurate detailing in electronics and hardware from the split single-coil pickups to the vintage tuning machines. Finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. Includes Fender deluxe hardshell case, vintage cable, and leather strap.

FEATURES
  • Split single-coil vintage pickups
  • Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Includes original bridge ashtray and pickup guard
  • Vintage tuning machines

Order today. It's like going back to 1962 and starting all over.

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FenderAmerican Vintage '62 Precision Bass
 
5.0

(based on 26 reviews)

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      • Recording (3)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Bass

      By col.peep

      from portland, or

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

        I've only had it a week, but so far I really enjoy it. I definitely prefer it over my '97 P and '83 P. Sounds amazing through a '66 B-15. If I had the cash, I'd buy the white one.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome bass!

        By Bassfreak423

        from Watertown, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Craftsmanship
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Great Action
        • Great Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • True Vintage Feel

        Cons

        • Pain To Adjust Neck

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

        I have had this bass for about six months now, and absolutely love it. Hardest part for me is I am generally a 5 stringer. I have owned Musicmans, Warwicks, higher end Ibanez, MTD and other fenders. IMO this blows them all out of the water. The craftsmanship on this instrument is absolutely incredible, and really has that vibe the original '62 had. If you are considering getting an American standard, I would highly recommend getting your hands on one of these first, there is no comparison! Only complaint is that you need to take the neck off the body to adjust the truss rod. (just like the '60's basses) Upside is it is built so well in almost falls back together, and it is neat to look at all the pencil marks under the neck from when it was built, and see the date stamp on the neck.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just an Awesome Bass

        By BassyBill

        from Louisiana

        About Me Professional Musician

        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 Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

          This bass is fantastic. I've wanted one of these in sunburst for a good 15 years or so, and I was finally able to get one early this year. I rarely play my American Standard P-bass or my two Stingrays anymore! This '62 reissue bass has become my favorite axe. It just oozes class & beauty, and I'd recommend it for any type of music. I currently have mine strung with flats, and it sounds nice & thumpy. It sounds exactly how a P-bass should, and I hear it's pretty much identical to the old '60s basses (except for better ratios on the machine heads). I was a little concerned about the location of the truss rod adjustment, but it's really no big deal to pop the neck and tweak the rod every so often. It helps to put a capo or something else to hold the strings down at the nut to keep the strings wound on the headstock. Something that surprised me about this bass was how light it is. It's definitely the lightest of my four basses, so it's extremely easy on the shoulder & back. I can play it for hours! The finish on the bass is pretty fragile, so it can scratch & nick easily, but that doesn't bother me. I take care of this instrument, but I've still acquired a few battle scars over the last several months. It adds mojo! My only complaint about this bass is that after playing & sweating for a bit, the back of the neck starts accumulating a bit of gunk, probably due to the lacquer. But this is such a minor issue, I won't change my rating from five stars. I can't recommend this wonderful bass guitar enough. Just buy it & it'll pay for itself after a few gigs!

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Absolute Best Fender Bass Available

          By DAVID MEREDITH

          from Brownsville, Kentucky

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

          After shopping, reviewing, praying, crying, drooling for over 2 years to find the perfect Fender American Bass This IS IT! After all of my research and driving to Nashville numerous times and just having this in my hands I knew I had to have it! This is the touring bass guitar of a lot of Pro Level musicians as well (for an awesome selling point). It plays and feels better than ANY bass I've played in 20+ years! Yes, it is "pricey" but there is no substitute in the quality for this gem! The tone is simply amazing, The Nitro finish.. Need I say more its Nitro! This is the real deal from '62, everything is to exact specs! If you're torn between this or the Jazz Bass don't be,, You can Pluck/Pop style this P Bass.. some P Basses you can't! It's versatile for all types and genres of play! Don't hesitate or debate, You Will Not Be Disappointed!
          This is The 2 Knob Monster! Vintage tuning keys, aged neck, Nitro finish looks stunning and will wear and age beautifully, perfect 3 ply tortoise shell pick guard.... and THE TONE!!!!!!! You'll fall in love with the Authentic Vintage Case!
          Simply amazing! Everything is vintage to specs and the Nitro finish looks stunning! You can feel this is something special! Did I mention THE TONE??
          This is up for debate.. but after owning 14 bass guitars YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR PEOPLE! Slap down another $400 for an heirloom that will retain/gain value and you will cherish for years! I plan on passing this down to my son EVENTUALLY!

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No different from my original 62 P-Bass

          By Anthony Lukianowicz

          from Northeast Ohio

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

          This is one beautiful piece of hardware. My dad bought me new 62 Precision bass in 1963 and I used it for several years playing in garage bands. In the early 60's this guitar cost about a fifth of this one but that was a lot of money for someone whose parents were immigrants. I sold the guitar when I was in college and I truly regret that. The year I got the guitar, I was playing in a dive bar (I was a bout 14 years old) and the guitar was propped up on my Fender Bassman amp & speaker cab. It fell and always had an ugly damage spot. It would have been to expensive to fix. When I started getting back into playing in my early 50's, I purchased a Fender Americam Jazz Bass. Always like the feel of the Jazz bass. Then, call it nostalgia but I just had to buy another white 62 Precision bass (reissue). It was like buying back some of my youth and some great memories. This guitar is every bit as nice as my original and I do not hear any tonal differneces from the original. This is a beautiful guitar! Buy it.!
          The only caveat I have is that if you have a small hand, you may want to consider something else. The 62 reissue P-Bass has a 1.75" width at the nut which makes for a lot of spacing between the strings on what already are fairly large frets.
          Pefect! Beautiful nitro finish with a slightly aged look. Chrome hardware covers give this model a unique look.
          What's money. If you don't always buy your first choice in guitars and amps, you will end up regretting it.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "P" for Perfect

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

          I owned an early 60's Precision Bass when I first started out playing in a number of small rock and roll and blues bands back in the day. Played for about 10 years and traded my Precsion bass for a car. ( a mistake). Spinning ahead and now retired, I still had thoughts of getting another 60`s style P Bass and after purchasing this 62 model just recently, can say this model looks, feels and plays like the orginal. As well, I found their Customer Service Support to be excellent. I Should mention I have no bias as I also have a Fender Strat.,Gibson Les Paul and a Martin Acoustic.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just as good as the original

          By Albert R Fitzgerald

          from San Antonio, TX

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

          I noticed some scuffing of the piick guard but it is not really noticeable to others.
          I purchased a new 1962 Fender Precision Bass in 1962, and taught myself how to play it. I played it in bands for 12 years. I moved into a new home 33 years ago and my home was broken into. One of the items taken was my 1962 bass, Since I was no longer playing in bands I decided not to replace it at that time. Recently I got the bug to play again so I purchased the '62 replica along with
          two GK practice amps. I am pretty much having to learn again but I am enjoying playing the replica.
          It plays the same as the original and looks the same with the beautiful Sunburst finish. I would recommend this bass to anyone that wants an excellent bass sound. The amp I used while playing in bands was a Custom 250 Watt whith 18" speaker.
          The case and bass are very well built and I am very pleased with the purchase.
          The price is reasonable for what you are getting.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Bass

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

          This is defintaly the best bass I have ever palyed. You cant go wrong when it comes this bass. Its got looks and the tone is unbelievable.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pure Vintage Soul !!!

          By Jediknt6470

          from Baton Rouge, LA

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

          I have owned many basses,Tobias, Alembic, Pedulla, always going for the active electronics for my tone,NEVER again! Get this 2knob marvel and you will know the moment you plug it in that this is the warm,fat,buttery tone you have been craving! put LaBella Hard Rockin Steel strings on and pair it with an Ampeg Amp and you got instant History pouring thru your speakers!!! I LOVE THIS BASS!

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Now I see !!

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass:

          I've been playing bass for 30 years. I've owned alembics, warwicks,musicman. Always looking for the perfect set of active electronics along with the perfect amp. Forget it. Get this bass!!You'll understand the minute you plug it in. Sounds great on any amp I've used. NO electronis, TWO NOB PERFECTION.

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