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Today's take on the bass that started it all.

The Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar delivers the sound, look, and feel today's bass players demand. The Fender Standard Precision features that classic P-Bass old-school design. Each Precision Bass boasts contemporary features and refinements that make it an excellent value. The alder body, rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets, and split single-coil pickup deliver the fat tone that has driven rhythm sections for decades.

FEATURES
Series: Standard series 
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, modern C shape, gloss urethane finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood
9-1/2" Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 20 Medium-jumbo frets
Pickups: 1 Standard Precision Bass split single-coil pickup (Mid)
Controls: Volume, Tone
Bridge: Standard vintage style with single groove saddles
Machine heads: Standard
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Width at Nut: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm)
Unique features: Knurled chrome P Bass knobs, Fender transition logo
Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS
Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .100

The P Bass continues to provide that classic Fender look and sound ” add it to the cart now.

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FenderStandard Precision Bass Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (14)
  • Rock concerts (10)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (8)
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    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An amazing bass

I just purchased this Mexican P-Bass and can't believe how nice it is. Right out of the box, and I would never think I'd be saying 'PERFECT'. The setup is right on....Read complete review

I just purchased this Mexican P-Bass and can't believe how nice it is. Right out of the box, and I would never think I'd be saying 'PERFECT'. The setup is right on. The Pot's and Cap. have great range. The finish is high gloss Black, very nice. Four months ago I purchased a 2012 American Standard P-Bass. It needed to be setup and I had to swap out the Pot's and Cap.. I paid less then half for this Mexican bass compared to my American made bass. It play's great, had a gig this weekend and it's so warm sounding. It sounds like I've had it for years. It's much lighter then the American also, which is good for your back. I would highly recommend this bass regardless of your playing level. You can't lose.

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not a bad bass somewhat annoying to play

I tried this thing out five times at 3 music stores, excpeting one to be perfect since i've heard fenders are inconsistent when it comes to quality.the tones it's self is descent but doesn't...Read complete review

I tried this thing out five times at 3 music stores, excpeting one to be perfect since i've heard fenders are inconsistent when it comes to quality.the tones it's self is descent but doesn't offer much. It's very bright, which makes it good for slap funk, punk and metal, and tone rolled of it's okay for blues. The annoying parts of it are the action, which is a tad bit too high, and the strings buzz. Maybe this can be changed i'm not sure, but if you buy it, expect you might need to do a little work on it.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Time to buy

By gbh85

from Worldwide

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Pros

  • Beautiful finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Needed some fret work

Best Uses

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

Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

This is a good year for Fender Mexico. Everyone down there has a ton of experience now and it shows. The action, fit and feel of this bass is very natural. The finish will floor you. Put some of your favorite pickups in it and go make some money!!!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An amazing bass

By Bass57

from Huntington, New York

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • There Are Non

Best Uses

  • Great For Giging
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

I just purchased this Mexican P-Bass and can't believe how nice it is. Right out of the box, and I would never think I'd be saying 'PERFECT'. The setup is right on. The Pot's and Cap. have great range. The finish is high gloss Black, very nice. Four months ago I purchased a 2012 American Standard P-Bass. It needed to be setup and I had to swap out the Pot's and Cap.. I paid less then half for this Mexican bass compared to my American made bass. It play's great, had a gig this weekend and it's so warm sounding. It sounds like I've had it for years. It's much lighter then the American also, which is good for your back. I would highly recommend this bass regardless of your playing level. You can't lose.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Standard P Bass

By Bassmunsta

from Vermont

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Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

In my opinion, the Fender Standard Series Precision Bass plays, sounds, and looks just as good as the over- priced American Series Fenders. There are a few upgraded features on the US versions like a thicker steel bridge, gloss finish, and more color options. But not enough of a difference over all to justify the 2X the price. My Standard P Bass sounds excellent through my 600 Watt Peavey Headliner Stack. I plan on keeping the Bass in my collection. I would recommend this Bass to players of all levels.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why Spend More?

Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

I traded a 5 string DeArmond Pilot V that was simply too big for me for my blue MIM 4 string P-Bass and never looked back. Since I've had it I've put on graphite saddles, shielded wiring and bone nut. It came with SD Bassline pickups. New strings and pro setup and this baby it totally dialed in! I've gigged with it lots of times and it's been solid, except for once when the jack got loose and started banging around inside. Easy fix. Anyway, it's easy to play, sounds great and looks great on stage. It is unbeatable for the money and fairly cheap to upgrade. Why pay 2 or 3 times as much? I think I heard that Sting played a MIM P-Bass for a while, prolly when he was broke! It didn't seem to hold him back. Really, you can't go wrong with one of these.
You know what you're getting when you buy a P-Bass.
It's good and reliable.
There is no better value on the market.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Precision

By Derek Deutsch

from West Monroe, Louisiana

Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

I purchased a black Fender standard precision with a rosewood fret board about a year ago and it is freaking AMAZING!!!!! It has a great tone, style and over-all feel to it!!!! I have used this for both my metal band and my youth worship band and it is amazing!!!! The only complaints I have about it are the price and that it does get a bit heavy after a while. However, it is lighter than most basses that I've tried, and you definitely get your moneys worth. The bass players at my church also have these and we all have nothing but good things to say about it!!! I HIGHLY reccomend this to anyone looking for a good bass.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best I've ever owned

By max monast

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

This is the greatest bass I have ever owned, and I judge all others by it. Put a little love into it, this baby will never let you down:)
I got this when I first started playing bass, and this has been my go-to for years. I ended up replacing the pickups and the bridge, and after having a little work done on it(neck adjusting from constant string changing) this baby has been my favorite bass. I use this for my own rock/metal playing, jazz for my school, and worship for my church.
After I had a luthier work on it, sounded beautiful.
Had this bass since day 1, never gonna trade or sell it.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Good Decision!

By Jason Coston

from Maryland

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

Looked at several basses before deciding on the Brown Sunburst, Alder body, 34" scale, Rosewood fret board, 20 medium jumbo fret, 9.5" radius, Mexican Fender Standard Precision Bass. Mine has "Precision Bass 1951-2011 60 years" stamped into the neck plate. After playing the bass as received changed to: Flat wound strings (if nothing else, change out the factory strings with new flat or round wounds), Basslines Quarter Pounder SPB 3 P bass pickup, 60's P bass pick guard with 4 additional holes for tug and pickup cover, Fender thumb rest used as tug, Fender pickup and bridge covers, Ernie Ball strap locks along with Fender "Vintage" leather guitar strap. Using rubber cement glued 1/4" thick packing foam cut to size into the bridge cover for muting. Play through a Boss GT 10B or Korg Pandora into headphones or Tech 21 Power Engine 60.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BETTER THAN EXPECTED

By old drummer

from ct

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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 Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

    I WAS VERY SURPRISED THAT THIS P BASS WAS SO NICE OUT OF THE BOX. IT HAS MUCH BETTER SOUND THAN BY MY 1968 GIBSON EB3

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great modern version of a classic bass

    By welkers

    from colorado

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

      Off the rack this guitar simply rocks. Action was great. Easy to play. Great tones. Satin finish neck. Frets were finished very well. Neck was dead straight.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good but rough around the edges

      By MusicLearner

      from Fairfield, CT

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

      This MIM P Bass has decent pickups and sounds great. It looks well except the finish of fret board. It requires works to make into a good instrument to play. The edges of the 20 frets on the top and bottom required smooth filing. Mine was pretty rough and scratched my fingers during fret transition. The brown finish on the fret board was uneven with white blemishes.

      The bottom line: It sounds sound, but need loving tender care before it is playable. I recommend this instrument only to those who enjoy tinkering around with their guitars, and does not mind some rough around the edges. If you want a hassle free instrument and play straight out of the box, then this is not for you.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Bass

      By Doc

      from Destin

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

        I have 3 MIM precision bass guitars now. I did swap the pickups but thats just my personal choice. Other than that, I have done research and compared the MIM and the USA p bass guitars and have not found any differences between the 2 especially not enough to justify the price difference! Same wood, same electronics, etc, except for the pickups, but that's up to you if you want to pay twice as much for a set of pickups. The stock ones ARE good. I even called Fender about the so called differences and they told me that there isn't a noticeable sound difference between the 2 bass guitars, and that's a rep from the company that makes them! Bottom line, if you want a bass that sounds good, feels good, and is reliable it's really up to you if you want to pay 600 or 1250 to get the same bass! Don't let gear snobs fool you.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cool Blue

        By flin1

        from kansas

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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 Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

          I got my Mim Lake Placid Blue in trade for a 5 string D'Armond of all things. I immediately noticed how comfortable it was. I was gigging with a Red Japanese Fender Jaguar Bass but eventually switched to this for the the simplicity and comfort. It had Duncan Basslines when I got it but I've added graphite saddles, a thumb rest and some very cool, very old black Pyramid round wound strings that a friend gave me. I don't think you can get these strings anymore so I better be gentle. I get compliments on the thing sometimes and it's my baby. The Jaguar comes along as a backup.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          This bass is a nice cheap instrument!

          By Dr. Smart

          from Nyc

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

            I am very happy with the quality of this bass. It plays well and sounds great. I put flat wounds in it and it was 1960 all over again!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for the money

            By hicksy

            from Masterton NZ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Light Weight

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

            This was rated Good Condition 2 and arrived in NZ looking fine and apart from a neck that needed a week or so to get well adjusted was all good. After replacing the strings with D'Addario Chromes ECB81 it's happy days down under. No bag, just a guitar in the box, was a bit disappointing but.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Lovin' It!

            By G$

            from Chicago, IL

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

              Love this bass. Very nice and simplistic. Tone was easy to dial in. Have only made 1 modification...removing the stock bridge.

              (1 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              not a bad bass somewhat annoying to play

              By metalman

              from somerset, New Jersey

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands

                  Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

                  I tried this thing out five times at 3 music stores, excpeting one to be perfect since i've heard fenders are inconsistent when it comes to quality.the tones it's self is descent but doesn't offer much. It's very bright, which makes it good for slap funk, punk and metal, and tone rolled of it's okay for blues. The annoying parts of it are the action, which is a tad bit too high, and the strings buzz. Maybe this can be changed i'm not sure, but if you buy it, expect you might need to do a little work on it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this bass!!!

                  By blorg

                  from NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  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 Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

                    I own several much more expensive American instruments but this is what I pickup every time. It makes me want to play and it's made me play better. Even though it is just one pickup, I find I got tons of different tones from my fingers.

                    The only two cons were having to do a set up right away and more seriously, the saddle screws shake loose on the E and if you are really into it, the A as well. You can replace it the whole bridge with a high mass one, go old school and put clear nail polish on the screws, or get some blue loctite to put on the threads. I went with the loctite and seem to have a perfect bass now.

                    Sure an American bass will have better cuts of wood and slightly higher fit and finish but you can't beat this value. Just go play one to see for yourself!

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome bass!!!

                    By Pganewman

                    from Encinitas, ca

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                    Verified Buyer

                    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 Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

                      Exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something that had that deep thumping sound and this is it. Pretty much good to go out of the box. A couple tweaks here and there to get it the way I like it. I like the truss rod adjustment at the top of the neck. My jazz bass is at the bottom and it's nice not to have to take the neck off. I put some La Bella low tension flexible flats on and it sounds amazing. I get that 60's Jamerson Motown sound but can also get the thumping rock sound and everything in between. The arctic white with the rosewood fretboard is beautiful. My wife said she'd hang it in the living room as a piece of art.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great price!

                      By Alvie666

                      from San Diego

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

                        A B stock price for an A- bass. Virtually nothing wrong with it, save some minor paint dimples that are the results of leveling of the finish. Saving 33% is well worth the invisible from a foot away flaws.

                         
                        4.0

                        MIM Fender P bass is my primary and I love it

                        By Charlie

                        from WNC

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

                          I've got ten basses. Ranging from an inexpensive Rogue fretless to a Schecter Stargazer, a couple of Epiphones [T-bird Pro Classic IV & El Capitan acoustic] (love the thin necks) , Hofner, a 2004 MIM Fender J and a few others.
                          I got my '96 MIM P bass on the cheap from a pawn shop for near nothing. After I cleaned off the stickers and DNA I found that one of the pots (volume I think) was beyond cleaning. I replaced it with a genuine Fender pot.
                          While the J bass neck is just a tad better in my hand, the tone of the MIM P is just so...satisfying.
                          It was a bit boomy on the E string and lowering the pup height worked but didn't please the eye. So I reversed the pickup positions. Bingo, that did the trick. The rest was just tweaking, string height, intonation etc. All in all I've got less than 300.00 and maybe 3 hours of my labor in it.
                          Now it is my primary. I play a combination of classic and alt. rock with a bit of prog, emo, and semi-acoustic on the side. This bass does it all with only minor adjustments on the amp for tonal changes.
                          I can get the same (or nearly so) tones from both the J bass or the T-bird, but it takes a lot more adjusting and fiddling with both the amp and on board controls.
                          If someone stole it I would definitely seek another.

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