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Overview

  • Basswood body
  • 34-Inch scale length
  • Maple c-shape neck with Rosewood fingerboard
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $299.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $100.99
  • Your Price:
    $19900
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Fender Starcaster

The perfect bass for any beginner.

A P Bass from Fender that will have the beginner bassist grooving the second they pick it up. It also features a basswood body, 34-Inch scale length, maple C-shape neck with rosewood fingerboard, 20 medium jumbo frets, and dot position inlays. The split single coil P Bass pickup, Master volume & Master tone controls let you get the best tone exactly the way you want it.

Features

  • Basswood body
  • 34-Inch scale length
  • Maple c-shape neck with Rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Dot position inlays
  • Split single coil P Bass pickup

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Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
Fender StarcasterP Bass
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great bass, perfect sound!

Bought this for a friend and he absolutely loves it! Great sound and feel! Perfect for the music that our startup band plays!

Bought this for a friend and he absolutely loves it! Great sound and feel! Perfect for the music that our startup band plays!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice looking and falling apart

When I first got this, I was very happy with the look and feel. Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of fret buzz & the 2nd string buzzed when open too. I...Read complete review

When I first got this, I was very happy with the look and feel. Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of fret buzz & the 2nd string buzzed when open too. I also noticed that my 3rd & 4th strings sounded about 1/2 as loud as the 1st & 2nd string. Within a week the electronics of the bottom pickup fell apart and inside the bass. The pickup housing is still attached to the pick guard. Now I know why it sounded bad. I was loving this when I first got it. But quickly, the fret buzz and then the pickup self destruction soured my experience. I'm about to send it back and find out how hassle free or not Musician's Friend is with returns. I will write a review of my experience and the replacement bass is.

As it stands now, I would like to recommend this bass to a fried. It played nice but the low Quality Control, fret buzz and pickup falling apart a few days after getting it keeps me from being able to do so. I will give it another try when I get the replacement.

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5.0

Good buy

By Slaphappy

from New Jersey

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Sharp Frets

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

Been playing this almost every day since I got it. Adjusted the setup, added a piece of paper under the A string at the nut to eliminate fret buzz and it's been good to go. Only complaint is the unfinished sharp fret ends. Haven't gotten around to it yet, but I'm sure I can fix with a little fine grit sandpaper. Impressive performance for the price I paid. Very happy with the purchase.

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4.0

Great Little Fender Bass

By philco

from Mississippi

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

      Caught this Bass on sale. Love it .. cant beat it for the Money ..

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great beginner bass!

      By rsnycg8r

      from NY, NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

        Great beginner bass at great price. Looks great, feels solid. Very happy so far!

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        5.0

        Great Bass for a beginner

        By Jdbuck4

        from Kings mountain nc

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

          I purchased this bass for my 6 year old son to learn on, I began playing at the age of eight and wanted my son to learn at a young age. This bass is great for that, has a good sound and easy to learn on and inexpensive in case it gets damaged!!!!!

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Nice for the price

          By kiponator

          from SF bay area

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

          Purchased to use with Rocksmith. Noticed a lot of fret buzz as delivered, probably a combination of setup and beginner technique.

          Holds tune well, I feel like it's a great instrument for the money.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great bass guitar for the price!

          By soggybottomboys134

          from Fayetteville, AR

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

          Wasn't expecting this much sound and easy play from a bass guitar in this price range! Love it! Only problem was a little buzz on small E but a quick fix with using tiny piece of cardboard on nut under string and ........bam! no buzzzzz!!! Little problem not worth returning to MF and I'd done this so many times before!

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Inspect product carefully for defects

          By Al

          from San Antonio Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 2nd Bass Sent Review
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • 1st Bass Was In Bad Shape
          • Check Very Carefully
          • Had A False Pick-up
          • Knobs Were Falling Off
          • Look Carefully Fordefects
          • Strings Not My Style

          Best Uses

          • Easy To Play
          • Good Balance
          • Good Feel
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

          The first bass was in very bad shape. Strings buzzed, Knobs were falling off and stripped at the threads and the pick-up for the low strings was just a piece of wood. The insides were missing. The replacement was much better but it still it left a bitter taste of the fender corp ande musician,s friend for poor inspection of product before being sent and then the rep for Musician's Friend telling me what was I expecting for price. That's not the service I expected from a company that I've been doing business for many years.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Can't beat it for the price!

          By rocksinsb

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • A little buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

          Nice little bass. Great balance and good tone. Can't beat the price.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Nice looking and falling apart

          By Flyin Eye Project

          from Bishop, Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Bad Quality Control
          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

          When I first got this, I was very happy with the look and feel. Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of fret buzz & the 2nd string buzzed when open too. I also noticed that my 3rd & 4th strings sounded about 1/2 as loud as the 1st & 2nd string. Within a week the electronics of the bottom pickup fell apart and inside the bass. The pickup housing is still attached to the pick guard. Now I know why it sounded bad. I was loving this when I first got it. But quickly, the fret buzz and then the pickup self destruction soured my experience. I'm about to send it back and find out how hassle free or not Musician's Friend is with returns. I will write a review of my experience and the replacement bass is.

          As it stands now, I would like to recommend this bass to a fried. It played nice but the low Quality Control, fret buzz and pickup falling apart a few days after getting it keeps me from being able to do so. I will give it another try when I get the replacement.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love it

          By this guy

          from Miami beach, fl

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Starcaster P Bass:

              Its a bass guitar not sure what to say. I am very happy with it and would recommend it to a friend.

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