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Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard

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Fender introduced the American Standard Precision Bass guitar in 1951, and its thick sound and indestructible build changed popular music. Today's Am...Click To Read More About This Product

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A modernized classic with all the right moves from Fender.

Fender introduced the American Standard Precision Bass guitar in 1951, and its thick sound and indestructible build changed popular music. Today's American Standard Precision Bass is the new version of one of the greatest instruments of bass heroes past and present; the modern interpretation of Fender's classic instrument refined for modern players.

The American Standard Precision Bass has a high-mass vintage bridge, Fender Custom Shop '60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup, thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, improved Fender tuners that are 30 percent lighter while keeping the classic look, richer and deeper neck tint for a more elegant appearance, great-looking gloss maple fingerboard, satin neck back for smooth playability and Fender Tolex case.

FEATURES
Precision Bass body
Maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
Graphite reinforced C-Shape maple neck
Standard 4-bolt neck plate
Posiflex graphite neck support rods
Fender Custom Shop '60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup
Master Volume and Master Tone controls
Chrome hardware
High Mass Vintage bridge (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload)
Includes Fender Tolex case

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SPECIFICATIONS
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
Scale Length: 34" (86.36cm)
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
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FenderAmerican Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • School bands (6)
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    • Experienced (6)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very Nice Bass

By Bassman

from New Hampshire

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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 American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

    I own 4 basses in all and just received this one and I can say it's my favorite. The electronics are as quiet as a church mouse with beautiful tone for such a simple package. The neck has a nice easy feel to it that doesn't tax your hand. The fit and finish are flawless and it's nicely balanced as it hangs off your shoulders. I had certain expectations when I ordered it and was not disappointed with any aspect of the guitar. It certainly lives up to Fenders reputation and history. I give it a 10 out of 10 rating and would say it's definitely worth spending the extra money over the Mexican standard P Bass or similar models.

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Game Changer!

    By Idan

    from Tel Aviv Israel

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Understated Yet Special

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Live Shows
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

      I have been playing a Spector Euro 4lx for almost 4 years. its a fancy bass with A P/J EMJ Active pickups.I've been using the bridge pickup alot more than the neck and would never turn the bridge pickup all the way down and let the neck pickup rock by itself. After a couple of battery misshaps I've decided I've had enough and decided to get a secondary simple and classic backup bass I wanted a modest bass to use in rehearsals to minimize the chance that the battery on my Spector would die on me during importent gigs . picking up a precision bass never crossed my mind since it had a little negative stereotyps among "modern" bass players.
      I played a few Jazz basses and disliked them all. it felt way to cocky and arrogant. I picked up this precision and could't put it down. It broke every negative stereotype that jazz musician's had about this bass. it fits every style that I play (live): R&B seesions,a 12 piece Salsa orchestra and jazz bands not to mention rock. It has a very deep and soulful sound. when you reach the high note on your'e solo it gives you a smooth silky tone that might remind playing with a bow. I wanted to get a bass just for small sessions and it ended up being a personal favorite to use on gigs and recordings.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2012 Amer Standard P Bass

      By Bassdoc

      from Iowa

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      Pros

      • Fit And Finish Top Notch
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

        I got this bass to compliment my MIA Jazz,I like the wider neck for some stuff and the growl and low end on the custom shop pups is awesome.Great sustain. Fit and finish are 9.5/10.I would buy again.

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Used or new?

        By Kenneth Conrad

        from SAN DIEGO, CA

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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 American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

          Just purchased the 2012 standard P bass bought it used, when I received the bass it looks brand new the fine scratches on the body that were shown in the pictures are no longer visible the rest of the bass looks great. The setup is perfect it has a great feel to it. Also the case is brand new, came with a strap, cord, hex tools and cleaning cloth.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          VERY HAPPY I TOOK THE PLUNGE

          By christopher

          from ohio

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          Pros

          • Love Everthing About It

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

            this bass plays wonderful it came to me set up pretty good right out of the case.the neck feels good in your hand and you can just tell its a pro quality instrument.ive played some decent enough basses in my time but this is the the best one to date,now i need to get me a rick bass to add to the herd.thanks fender.....................

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Great Instrument

            By uncletjt

            from Arkansas

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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 American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

              Like most other people, I love this guitar. It plays in tune with no annoying overtones. It is also quite beautiful. I cannot think of a negative.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Setting a new standard

              By Lucky67

              from Lucky67

              About Me Experienced

              Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

              Got this bass on Wednesday(01/14/15) & it's better than I expected,& the custom shop pickups just make this bass even better. I was worried about the weight but didn't need to be, it's so light and comfortable and feels nice on your knee or a strap. My only very small gripe is that at this price it should have come with straplocks as standard. I am hoping that this will be my last bass guitar that I buy it's fantastic.

               
              5.0

              A Beautiful Instrument

              By Tom

              from South Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              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 American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                I've been playing Bass for a long time and I've had a lot of instruments over the years, including back in the early '70's with a Fender Precision Bass in Sunburst with a Maple Neck....just like the one I just bought, an American Standard model. I wish I had never sold my old Fender but truthfully, I think this new one is actually better. I also have 5 other Basses...

                The Precision Bass is the very definition of a "Classic" and it's as relevant in todays world as it was way back in 1951 when it first appeared. It sounds Great, it Feels Great and it Looks Great...it's Great...

                Fender is making some VERY nice Guitars and Basses these days. I have a 2004 Fender Strat American Deluxe Guitar....in the same Sunburst finish with a Maple Neck...which is also beautiful...so my guitar and my new Bass are like Twins!

                My one grip has to do with the screw location on the pick-up, since it kind of juts out rather than being a smooth surface. I like to rest my thumb on the pick-up and that protruding screw does get in the way a bit although I do have a work-around on it. The neck feels Fantastic. The Case is Really Nice and what can I say...This American Standard Precision is everything you can want from a Bass. I heartily recommend it.

                 
                5.0

                Amazing

                By Ken K

                from Albuquerque

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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 American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                  I have played everything and finally settled on the original, I am blown away by the American Standard P Bass. The weight, the neck, the sound, the sustain. The case ! Totally happy and first class service from Musicians Friend. Highly recommend

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome quality, construction, sound, and plays great!

                  By Brandon

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • ANY STYLE OF MUSIC
                    • Jamming
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                    I love this bass! It sounds awesome, plays great, and it's a sexy beast! There's no style of music this bass cannot cover. I play rock, pop, blues, even a little country. This bass does it all. The new lighter tuners are solid and help relieve extra weight on the neck. The bridge is great, and I love the string-thru body. The neck seems to be slightly thinner than my '02 USA P bass, but I think I'm starting to like it. The black finish was flawless. I changed out the white pickguard with a black one to give it that 70's look. The pickup on this thing sounds great, definitely an upgrade.

                    Like most instruments, the bass arrived needing a set-up. Fortunately, the neck on this bass is near perfect and required only a little tweaking. I was surprised by how badly the intonation was set. I took care of that myself and after just a few minutes, she was ready to rock. Also, I wanted to raise the pickups higher, so I bought some foam and stuck it under the pickups so they would raise to the desired height. Still, no complaints here. This is to be expected from a brand new guitar that is shipped across the country.

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