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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Fender Steve Harris P Bass Royal Blue Metallic Maple Fretboard

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Overview
  • Colors: royal blue metallic
  • Gloss polyurethane finish
  • Body: alder
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  • MSRP:
    $1,699.99
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    - $400.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,29999

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      Dressed in royal blue, this bass is a true king of the sound down low.

      For more than three decadess, Steve Harris's galloping fleet-fingered basslines have turbocharged U.K. metal titans Iron Maiden and have made him the most influential metal bassist alive. Harris has stayed true to his battle-hardened Fender Precision Bass guitar over the years, and Fender now honors him with the Artist Signature Series Steve Harris Precision Bass.

      This bass features a regally cool Royal Blue Metallic sparkle finish, with a chromed mirror pickguard, alder body, vintage-tint one-piece maple neck and fingerboard with 20 medium-jumbo frets, a Badass II bridge, Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB-1 split-coil Precision Bass pickup, chrome hardware, Steve Harris signature Rotosound custom flat-wound strings and Harris's signature on the back of the headstock. Deluxe gig bag included.

      Known for his super fast fingerpicking, Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris can know also be known for his signature bass—the Fender Steve Harris Precision Bass.

      As Steve requested, from the body to the neck, this bass is heavy—almost as if it were made out of iron.

      Features
      • Colors: royal blue metallic
      • Gloss polyurethane finish
      • Body: alder
      • Neck: 1-piece maple
      • Fingerboard: maple, 7.25" radius (184mm)
      • Frets: 20 medium jumbo
      • Pickups: 1 Seymour Duncan basslines spb-1 vintage style split-coil precision bass pickup
      • Controls: volume, tone
      • Bridge: Leo Quan Badass II
      • Machine heads: vintage style
      • Hardware: chrome
      • Pickguard: 1-ply chrome pickguard
      • Scale length: 34" (863.6mm)
      • Width at nut: 1.75" (44.5mm)
      • Includes a gig bag

      For the true-blue speed demon of the bass guitar. Buy this bass and buckle up for a run to the hills.

       
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      FenderSteve Harris P Bass
       
      4.5

      (based on 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (5)
      • Solid electronics (5)
      • Fun to play (4)
      • Good pick up (4)
      • Good feel (3)

      Cons

      • Fret buzz (4)

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Killer Bass

        Alrigh, I had the honor of playing this (bass) at guitar center. First off, let me say this bass looks amazing. The blue glitter sparkle finish on top the maple neck and...Read complete review

        Alrigh, I had the honor of playing this (bass) at guitar center. First off, let me say this bass looks amazing. The blue glitter sparkle finish on top the maple neck and chromed pickguard just sell it for me. The Seymour Duncan single coil sounds so punchy and mean just like Harris, but this bass impressivingly has a tone knob, and I love that cause I also play Jazz. The bass is heavy but it has a great chunky neck with provides fuller tone. The bass is awesome, everything about it, I just wish it wasn't $1300. It's a little steep considering it's made in Japan.

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        What you see is NOT what you get

        This neck on this guitar is advertised as being 1 3/4 inches wide at the nut. Mine was 1 5/8. One-eighth of an inch isn't much but makes a big difference in...Read complete review

        This neck on this guitar is advertised as being 1 3/4 inches wide at the nut. Mine was 1 5/8. One-eighth of an inch isn't much but makes a big difference in comfort when you have big hands like me. I'd heard how thick and chunky the necks on these were but the one on mine is essentially a standard P-bass neck with vintage tint and Steve's signature decal on the back of the head stock. If this sort of minutiae doesn't bother you, this is a great bass! It looks flawlessly great, sounds killer and is otherwise top-of-the-line but, I expect instruments to have the specs that they are advertised with. Very disappointed. Also, for the money you pay for this, it should really come with a hard shell case - not that useless gig bag. Returned mine on principle.

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        3.0

        What you see is NOT what you get

        By JTA1973

        from Paducah, KY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Wrong Specs

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

          This neck on this guitar is advertised as being 1 3/4 inches wide at the nut. Mine was 1 5/8. One-eighth of an inch isn't much but makes a big difference in comfort when you have big hands like me. I'd heard how thick and chunky the necks on these were but the one on mine is essentially a standard P-bass neck with vintage tint and Steve's signature decal on the back of the head stock. If this sort of minutiae doesn't bother you, this is a great bass! It looks flawlessly great, sounds killer and is otherwise top-of-the-line but, I expect instruments to have the specs that they are advertised with. Very disappointed. Also, for the money you pay for this, it should really come with a hard shell case - not that useless gig bag. Returned mine on principle.

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          5.0

          Steve Harris P Bass

          By Ler

          from Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

              I have owned this bass on a couple of different occasions. It is a fantastic p bass- period. Fender lists this bass as having a 1.75 nut width. The first one I had 4 years ago did. I had another one later and it had a standard 1.625 nut with and totally different profile neck. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this..

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesomeous!

              By ChanceC5

              from Waldorf MD

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

              I had a problem with the action when I got it. Apparently the strings tightened up after being in the box too long. I replaced the flatwound strings with Rotosound 66 Swing Bass Nickels guage 45-65-80-100. Plays great. Fretwork is perfect. Slim vintage frets though. They said the neck was fat but to me it's no fatter then my 80's P-Bass. It plays fine for me and I don't have huge hands. Most people fear that these will wear down but I have never had a problem with them. I have been playing for 26 years and have owned a truckload of basses high and low end. This is a great P-Bass. I was skitish about purchasing this bass. I am in hog heaven right now. Try one out. You will be glad you did.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Incredibly Gorgeous Disappointment

              By Basspolizei

              from Bartlesville Oklahoma

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              Pros

              • Custom Shop Looks

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • My Wall Of Maiden Honor
              • Photo Shoots

              Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

              This is absolutely the most beautiful bass I have had in the 30 years of playing (in an Amercian Hot Rod sort of way). This P bass finish and quality overall is incredible. However, the action was horrible and the fret buzz was so aggrivating my blood pressure was off the scale. I replaced the strings with smaller rounds and made it somewhat playable after hours of adjustment. Killer, thunderous tone. Price is worth it just to own one but for playing I would go G&L if your a Fender fan or better yet Warwick for ultimate tones. But if your a Maiden fan you must own this!

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Most beautiful bass in history!

              By Basspolizei

              from Bartlesville Oklahoma

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              Pros

              • Best Paint Ever
              • Fun To Play
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Fret Buzz
              • Horrible Action
              • Poor Pick Up

              Best Uses

              • Wall Trophie

              Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

              Most beautiful painted bass I have ever owned. (I have a world class Warwick for the antique look) This bass is the most beautiful thing I have seen but the action was so bad I spent hours (maybe days) trying to adjust the truss rod and saddle to make it work. That did not happen. I replaced the strings with smaller rounds and it almost worked but the A string never stopped buzzing. It's now the best piece in my wall tribute to Maiden. Probably worth the money just for the trophie effect - it is beautiful!!!!! I would get the G&L version or better yet a Warwick for playing though. Sorry Steve, you still rule!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Bass, Lame strings!

              By ChopperRob

              from Melbourne Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Lame Flatwound Strings

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

                Its everything its cracked up to be. Absolutely beautiful excellent bass. The finish is stunning. Plays even better than my Roger Waters Fender. Only problem is the flatwound strings it comes with. They had to go. Much happier with round wounds on it now.

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                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Kook a Tron Z

                from Hawaii

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

                This bass is really nice. It is a P, but it is a little brighter and punchier. I took off the SH sig. strings. The Maple neck allows low action, which I like. Great instrument.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This Bass Rocks!

                By corpsekrusher

                from Reseda, CA

                Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

                The first thing I did with this PBass when I got it home was take off the Steve Harris flatwound Rotos. They probably would have worked for me if it wasn't for the G string. It was very thick and sounded totally flat. I replaced them with a Rotosound roundwound set.

                The finish on the neck feels very nice. The metallic blue paint on the body is also very well done, and the chrome pick guard looks outstanding. The bridge and tuning gears are top rate. The weight on this thing is on the hefty side compared to my Fender American Standard PBass - but not an issue with me at all. I am a big Steve Harris fan and this bass is everything I expected it to be. When I plugged it in it roared!

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Killer Bass

                Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

                Alrigh, I had the honor of playing this (bass) at guitar center. First off, let me say this bass looks amazing. The blue glitter sparkle finish on top the maple neck and chromed pickguard just sell it for me. The Seymour Duncan single coil sounds so punchy and mean just like Harris, but this bass impressivingly has a tone knob, and I love that cause I also play Jazz. The bass is heavy but it has a great chunky neck with provides fuller tone. The bass is awesome, everything about it, I just wish it wasn't $1300. It's a little steep considering it's made in Japan.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My new favorite bass

                By richieg0324

                from taylors, sc

                Comments about Fender Steve Harris P Bass:

                I bought this bass in may and it is my new favorite bass. i was playing a 70's modified jazz bass with an Audere audio preamp and this blows it away out of the box.

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