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Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard

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The Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass has a Jazz neck, a P Bass body, and a P/J combination pickup array with Vintage Noiseless pickups and ...Read More

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A deluxe version of Fender's best-of-both-worlds bass.

The Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass has a Jazz neck, a P Bass body, and a P/J combination pickup array with Vintage Noiseless pickups and active electronics. The P body is a little smaller and lighter, the J neck slimmer and faster, and the combined pickups give you just that much more to play with. A gold vinyl pickguard sets the Deluxe P Bass apart visually, and its satin-finish neck feels worn in from the get-go.

Includes a gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Jazz neck
  • P Bass body
  • Vintage Noiseless Pickups (J bridge pickup, P center pickup)
  • Active electronics
  • Gold vinyl pickguard
  • Includes a gig bag

This is a very cool bass and the price is easy. Get it.

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FenderDeluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass
 
4.9

(based on 135 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good tone (18)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (17)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Recording (12)
  • Rock concerts (12)
  • Small venues (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice bass

This is one bass that I will never part with. Just due to the fact that it's a Fender and the variety of sounds that one can get from it. It plays very...Read complete review

This is one bass that I will never part with. Just due to the fact that it's a Fender and the variety of sounds that one can get from it. It plays very nice, easy on the hands, stays in tune, quality workmanship, beaufiful looking and just sounds fantastic...I would recommend this to anyone.
One more thing. The different sounds that come from the 2 picups is the defining factor for me. You get the jazz bass/bridge sound and you get the p/bass sound, or both together. Buy it, you'll like it.....
The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because "it's heavy". But I only play 2 days a week so it is really not a BIG problem.
Here's the good part: It sounds wonderful. It has rejuvinatied my sound. I will admit, I haven't had a Fender bass since the 60's. Both Jazz and P. both were stolen from me, dang.....Anyway, back to the subject at hand....It has such a diversity of sounds from low/fat/noattack....to high/pricktheears/slap and anything in between. Of course, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. I find myself piddiling with it for hours just to see what kind of sound I can come up with using amp settings and bass settings. It is truly amazing. Sometimes, as with a p/bass, there is something to say about plugging in and just playing as opposed to trying to find that exact sound. But, someday I will find "that" sound and then I won't have to play with it much....Great bass. Would I buy it again, a resounding "YES"!!!
I think it is a fair price for the bass you get. Unlike my Ch. basses, at least when you turn the knobs, something happens on a gradual scale as opposed to nothing then all of a sudden something (those who have Ch basses know what I mean). It is the best bass I own, and the most expensive. Can't afford $2000 basses......I'm a retired working man, worked hard all my life, and I'll keep on workin....as long as these 2 hands are fit to use.....drink a lil beer in a tavern, cry a little bit of these workin man blues....

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Great Value!!

I have played pro for a long time. I must say that I agree with the other positive reviews. It is a great bass for the price. This thing definitely rivals more expensive...Read complete review

I have played pro for a long time. I must say that I agree with the other positive reviews. It is a great bass for the price. This thing definitely rivals more expensive basses in sound and quality. I got this as a backup for a much more expensive American-made bass. It came set up well and with no flaws in the finish(black with gold pickguard). Used it to record the day after I got it and it sounded great. The gig bag should be replaced with something better,though.

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5.0

this bass has been with me for 2 years

By juperdor

from somerset nj

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

    I've purchased this bass two years ago on the basis of nothing more than good reviews. After getting this bass, i did not regret it. first off it is solid as a rock. banged it up a few times and it still kicks butt despite the various scratches. You can get a huge variety of sounds from this wonderful bass. with the right strings (i prefer swing 77 rotosounds). role the bass off halfway and set the pickups selector in the middle, you get a geddy-leeish tone. set the eq almost flat and you can get a tone similar to billy sheehan with a slight lack of attack. The j-pickup sounds good soloed for jaco-esque stuff. for a good blues tone, role the PU selector halfway in between the middle position and p-bass position, and role off treble completely. For a more punkish sound role off the bass halfway with the p-pickup fully on. that's not even scratching the surface of tonal variaties possible. Only complaints i have is that it started buzzing a while ago so it needs to be fixed (no it's not fret buzz), and there's no active/passive switch (p-pickup sounds good, but not quite like a classic precision), but luckily im getting one installed for cheap (if you can't find a cheap way to get the switch installed if desired than get the reggie hamilton, the american imo is not worth the extra 1000). you will not find a better mexican bass in this price.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Something new

    By axzareo

    from Evansville, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

      Very Fun! The P/J bass hybrid feel makes for some very interesting jam sessions. Always have been a fan jazz necks and the P bass body / pickups really does make it feel like 2 basses in one.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Once I dialed it in, fantastic sound.

      By Bassman

      from Valentine, NE

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

        very nice, just what I wanted. Put together good & relieved that a bass I never touched played so good.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        PJ Bass Supreme

        By 1stNameBassist

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

          This bass is awesome. Great price for what looked like a brand-new bass. Great range - deep lows and punchy highs.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent guitar for the price

          By Guitarpickingirl

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

            This guitar is a great sounding and playing bass, especially for the price. It has the best of both with the P bass body and Jazz bass neck. The combination pickups give you a large tonal range. It comes with a decent gig bag but I would spring for a hardshell case because I think it's a nice enough guitar to deserve one if you're going to be taking it places. It's very comfortable to play both in the weight of the instrument as well as the slim Jazz bass neck.

            If you don't want to spend the money to get a higher end Fender but still want a nice sounding and playing guitar than this is the one. In my opinion this guitar is inexpensive enough that you could learn on it but nice enough that you could stick with it for the long haul if you choose.

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super Nice easy to use great sound

            By Duke

            from LA CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

            I got this bass to play on tour.
            I was thrilled with it right away.
            It has a great feel and real nice tone.
            The Fender Active electronics are a quality package. I prefer this pickup system to their passive ones. I choose the bass because of the Active PU and the uncluttered picking area. I am a finger player and like to strum and bash as well. The clear picking area allows this without me hurting my hands or damaging the pus. The blond neck gives easy visibility for quick neck position locating while playing very fast moving music and jumping all over the place. I have a 5 Sting active jazz 5 that I have been playing since 1998 and like it quite a bit. This instrument s similar and allows me to play a four string P Bass w/o having to reconfigure my processing. I played it as my primary instrument in the 2013 tour season and loved it. I changed the batteries pretty frequently when we were playing shows, but the pickups seem to perform fine one battery for a long time. I never had to change them for rehearsals. I just didn't want an equipment failure in front of 50000 people. I totally recommend this bass. It's a wonderful instrument.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            All You'll Need

            By RNR7

            from Washington, D.C.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Gold Pick Guard

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

            Since I am not a professional, I don't see myself ever needing to buy another bass. This has everything I could need: smaller neck profile, smaller precision bass body, active electronics, and the PJ configuration to get a nice variety of tones. I've owned a couple of other fender models in the past, and this is the best one yet in terms of playability, craftsmanship, and tone. Not to mention, the action was absolutely perfect out of the box. I will warn that the navy blue finish is much darker than what is displayed online, but it is beautiful and unique in person. In particular, it almost looks black unless there is good lighting showing off its blue metallic flake. Overall, I would highly recommend this bass for people interested in a variety of genres (funk, jazz, rock, metal, country, etc.) because it can accomplish it all. I would also like to thank musicians friend for their outstanding customer service. You all never disappoint!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent

            By ThanhLinh

            from Shreveport, LA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

              Nice solid bass with great tone

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              TERRIFIC BASS

              By lmiguel88

              from Lima, Peru

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

                Great bass, very good design. So useful that have 2 pickup, one for precision and one of jazz bass. Very good purchase

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                deluxe pbass is sweet

                By closed eyes open

                from houston tx

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Saddle Design

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

                This bass sounds soooooo good. I play small to mid size venues,record, and jam. I play several diff genre of music and this bass does it all. Its easy to adjust the tones between songs on the fly. Its light weight, and it growls twangs pops and bangs. Best bass iveever owned.....on the con side, the bridge, the saddles. Just my preference tho. It still functions and sounds great...

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