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Fender Classic Series '50s Precision Bass Lacquer 

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Introduced in the early 1950s, the Precision Bass profoundly affected the sound of popular music and quickly became an indispensable instrument for m...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-28-2017

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Continuing the the tradition of amazingly styled and well-equipped P Basses.

Introduced in the early 1950s, the Precision Bass profoundly affected the sound of popular music and quickly became an indispensable instrument for musicians everywhere. It introduced a deep and powerful new sound into the rocking and rolling 1950s and set a new stage for great sounds to come in the ensuing decades.

The Classic Series '50s Precision Bass Lacquer delivers the distinctive 1950s-era look, sound and vibe of those first Fender basses, with vintage style and an authentic nitrocellulose lacquer finish on its alder body. Other features include a C-shaped maple neck, 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets and black-dot inlays, vintage-style split single-coil pickup, gold anodized pickguard, four-saddle American Vintage bass bridge, and vintage-style reverse tuners. Tweed case included.

FEATURES
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple, C Shape
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" (184.1mm)
  • Frets: 20 Vintage-Style
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Scale Length: 34" (864mm)
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Reverse
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized
  • Strings: Fender USA Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
  • Pickup: Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Other Features: Vintage Styling, Anodized Aluminum Pickguard, Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Case/Gig Bag:Tweed Case

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FenderClassic Series '50s Precision Bass Lacquer
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)

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5.0

I'm crushingly joyful with the 50 Special Lacquer P Bass

By Greasy Punk

from Redmond, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Precision Bass Lacquer:

    Thx MF, you are always first class but handling this 'on reserve' order was splendid.

     
    5.0

    Highly suggest this purchase

    By Mo

    from Joliet,Il

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Precision Bass Lacquer:

      I've been playing guitar for almost 50 years and decided to play bass with a couple of buddies in a power trio for grins and a change. I was somewhat reluctant ordering a piece without having a hands on tryout but read some good reviews and thought I'd give it a shot. Bottom line is this bass is an amazing bang for your buck! The build quality, sound, looks and playability are all extremely good. Mexico got this one right! And with a nice case and the nitro finish on top of it all. It's a keeper!!!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Authentic to the original

      By Dan

      from Providence, RI

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • outdated hardware

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Precision Bass Lacquer:

      I bought one of these in a local shop after a couple years of searching for a reasonably priced used Pbass with a maple fretboard. This thing plays and feels like the original, and I immediately gravitated toward playing some old school motown grooves. Big fat baseball bat neck, reverse tuners, vintage frets and bridge and old school slotted truss rod, just like they made it 60 years ago. The quality of this bass far exceeded my expectations and seems to be of a better build quality than their MIM standard series.

      This is an ideal bass for someone playing finger style blues, R&B, etc. However, I personally am not a fan of the smaller vintage frets (I play a heavier style and the notes can get a little farty with such tiny frets) or the laborious process of making truss rod adjustments. That being said, if you are searching for something that has the looks, feel and sound of a vintage P-Bass, this is hands-down your best option.

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