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Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass

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Mike Dirnt has a style all his own and he makes his music with Green Day on the very distinctive Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Based on the '51 P...Click To Read More About This Product

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The unique bass of a unique artist.

Mike Dirnt has a style all his own and he makes his music with Green Day on the very distinctive Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Based on the '51 P Bass, it's armed with a Custom Shop '59 pickup for a very effective twist. Combining a vintage vibe and modern appointments, it has medium-jumbo frets, a Badass II top-load bridge, rosewood fingerboard, and '51 slab ash body with arm contour. Very cool. Includes Fender deluxe gig bag.

FEATURES
'51 slab ash body with arm contour
Maple Lite tinted, artist-shaped, maple neck with satin polyurethane finish
Rosewood fingerboard
20 medium-jumbo frets
34" scale length
1.590" nut width
Chrome hardware
Bad Ass top-load bridge
Custom Shop '59 pickup
Volume and tone controls
Includes Fender deluxe gig bag


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FenderMike Dirnt Precision Bass
 
4.6

(based on 67 reviews)

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Perfect combo of old and new

Ok, I'll admit it- I've had a "thing" for the old-school Fender Precision Bass for years now. As in, those built between 1951 and 1956, before it was redesigned...Read complete review

Ok, I'll admit it- I've had a "thing" for the old-school Fender Precision Bass for years now. As in, those built between 1951 and 1956, before it was redesigned in 1957 to more closely resemble the (then) new Stratocaster. I was seriously interested in purchasing one of Fender's 1951 reissues, but what held me back was the weenie little pickup it used, as well as the primitive bridge. Then Fender comes out with this bombshell- the Mike Dirnt Signature Precision Bass. Folks, this is the closest thing to what I'd have if given the opportunity to create a custom bass. The tiny, single coil of old has been replaced with a split-coil '59 Custom Shop pickup. The original string-thru bridge, eschewed for a top-loading Badass Bass II. Just for good measure, Fender throws in a rosewood fingerboard (which I prefer due to its softness) and a contoured shoulder. The meaty, C-shaped '69 Precision neck allows you to get a good grip on any type of music you may be playing; yet the '51-56 "Telecaster" headstock is retained despite this newer neck. As an added, unexpected side effect, the Dirnt Precision lends itself particularly well to slap/popping, not an ordinary Precision trait. Even if you're not a Green Day fan, the Dirnt Precision is a versatile, beautiful (especially in black), sweet-playing addition to any bass collection.

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I have been playing bass for many years, and I can honestly say, this is cheapest sounding bass I have ever owned, I got this bass for a gift and I was impressed...Read complete review

I have been playing bass for many years, and I can honestly say, this is cheapest sounding bass I have ever owned, I got this bass for a gift and I was impressed with the way it looked, and I plugged it into my gallien krueger amp, and it sounded like garbage, and after a month the pickup died on it, and I had to send it back in to get fixed and it took a good three months to get it back and when I recived it back it still sounded bad I baby all my instruments and I can honestly say that after a month or so after getting it back the bass went completely dead again. I am debating on using this thing for fire wood it is by far the poorest craftsmanship I have ever seen, buyer beware as I was told by a guitar tech, that many of these bass's come into the shop with serious problems.

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Bass Overall

By Mickey Jamieson

from Missouri

Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

The bass sounds great, and the finish is flawless. The pickup sounds absolutely great. But the nut broke, so I have to give this an 8 under the overall rating.
The bass has the controlls of your standard P-Bass; one volume and one tone. The bridge is a great high-mass bridge. The pickup has a great booming P-Bass sound. The neck is very smooth, and very playable. And the finish is georgous in person.
At first, I loved this bass. But when I was re-stringing it today (about two years after purchase), the nut broke below the G string due to the string's tension. Not good at all. I'd expect better quality from Fender. Now I'm going to have to get that repaired (out of my pocket...)
Good overall value, but save some money for a new nut.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Congrats to Fender and Mike Dirnt!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

This bass is truly a finely crafted instrument! I would like to gives congrats to Fender and Mike for making such a great signature series bass for this price. it sounds EXCELLENT and the pick ups give the tone anywhere from a good punch to a deep low smooth overtone. WOW is all there is to say. BUY THIS BASS AND BE HAPPY FOR YEARS TO COME ;)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass

By fenderbender930

from Philadelphia

Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

I've been playing this bass for almost a year and it is AWESOME!!!! It has a great tone for most rock, especially punk. In fact my only problems with it are that it doesn't slap too well (but it sounds decent) and that it's a little heavy but easy to get used to after a while. Other than that it's a great bass definately worth the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great for punk...

By imabluesman-9xQ87

from wv

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Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

I've had this bass for a year now. The pickup is great but be very careful plugging it in. The problem with all fenders - the output jack always unscrews or the soldier comes undone. Allaround a fine bass. Also the paint was prechipped when I got it. The fretboard was smooth and the action is excellent. Bridge is nice and it keeps tune well. Great bass for rock/punk not blues because of its slightly too growly tone. But rock is great for the bass. Sounds great. Even the accessories that come with it are great. Buy it but keep in mind the output jack. Great if you like the growly tone of it and the body shape

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great all around

By RocknFunk94

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

First of all, I am a mike dirnt fan, but that is nto why I bought this bass, I'm a serious player and I have my reasons. First off, Alot of you complain about the tone, I'm not sure what your taking about truthfully. with the treble up high this bass has a strong punch and even matches up with an active bass(by comparison to my active fender jazz), the bottom end has a strange growly tone, which i've actually come to really like.People also complain about the sound out of the box, being to bright and snappy....SERIOSULY? It's a signature bass,for those of you familiar with mikes work, the bright sound is quite similar to his common tone, its suppost to be a mke dirnt signature bass, not a plain ole P bass. Since I've bought this bass I've played slap, pick, finger, and even tap, and all work fine with the bass, For playing slap, with the treble up it sounds really funky, tapping works surprisingly well with both the bottom or the treble up, Fingering is smooth, and with picking you get excellent tone, its fairly obvious this bass was more desigfned with pickign in mind. All in all I thinjk the bass is great, and those of you complaining about the tonal pallet are damn crazy. Looks great too, love the vintage body style.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bass, needs some work.....

By BassMasta69

from The South

Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

I have owned this bass for 3 years. The best thing about the bass, has gotta be the look. No other bass on the market can look as good as this one, and everybody knows in the guitar world looks matter. The neck needs a little slimming down, you can accomplish that simply with some sand paper, and the pickups (i changed mine out for GFS ones) you can keep or not, they are good pickups. Ok, now my biggest complaint, THE PAINT. I have stripped mine of the paint and BOY have realized how much tone has been robbed by this paint. there is at least 1/4' inch of paint ON TOP of the wood. After stripping the paint, I stained the body so it would look great and still sound like a P-bass of this magnitude should!

 
5.0

Simply Awesome!

By Mert

from Australia

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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 Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

    love everything about it!! Fantastic feel and tone, simply amazing. Slight fret buzz but I'm fine tuning. Awesome bridge neck and colour shape headstock all combined 51 awesomeness!

     
    3.0

    not the best

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

    I bought this bass a little over a year ago it holds up just fine. It doesent have great tone you can only get a punk sound out of it. If you only play punk I highly recomend it. but if you play funk, jazz, slap, or a soft rock go for a jazz bass. I'm trading mine in im not sure what im gonna get but deffinatly not a pbass.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Such awesomeness..

    By Teh Man

    from Australia

    Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

    I was pleased to see that my local music store had this bass. I went bass shopping a few weeks ago, and this was on the wall, in black, brand new. Anyway, one of the guys plugged it into an Ashdown stack and let me try it. Let me start off by saying it's heavy, I know a lot of people have said that, but it's at least 14lbs. The black finish was beautiful. The Badass II Bridge makes it even better. The '59 Custom Shop pickup (the pickup is kind of like a replica, not an actual pickup from the '50s) sounds great! I wish the bass had flatwounds though, the brand new roundwounds on it gave it a much too trebley tone, and did not show its full potential. I don't why people are complaining it has 'no tone variety'. Duh, this is just like a Standard/American P-Bass, one tone control, one volume control. If you turn the knob to the left, you get bass, and the right, treble (turning it to the bass gives it an awesome boom!). Also, the neck is not as thick as you think, it's slightly thinner than a Standard P-Bass, about 1mm. The neck finish is extremely smooth. The headstock and modern-looking body makes it look so damn fine!Though I ended up with a Fender Active P-Bass, this is definitely on my wishlist.

     
    5.0

    Slick, lookswise, and playwise.

    By Icarushorizon

    from Omaha, NE

    Comments about Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass:

    This bass is probably one of the best values out there. I havent touched my '97 MIM Jazz, or my 1967 gibson EB0 since I got this one. The look is killer, the sustain is soooooo great, pickups sound beauty. It's super easy to play, but may be a little tougher for those with really really small hands due to the thicker neck. It's also smaller in size/weight then my Jbass which is nice. A very punchy little number.

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