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There's nothing more classic than a Fender electric bass, and the Player Precision Bass is as authentic as it gets - genuine Fender style and the rumbling, seismic sound that spawned a thousand imitations. With its smooth playing feel and spotlight-ready style, this thunderous bass is ready to enter the studio or prowl the stage and help show the world your creative vision.

The fat, punchy Player Series split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup is packed with legendary Fender bass tone, turned up to 11 for modern ears. Master volume and tone controls are close to hand to shape the pickup's powerful voice so you can easily craft your sound. The "Modern C"-shaped maple neck's hosts a 9.5"-radius fingerboard with 20 medium-jumbo frets that are ideal for almost any playing style, while the 4-saddle bridge is engineered for accurate intonation and easy action adjustment so you can personalize the feel to your playing style and taste.

Other features include a 3-ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, vintage-style disc string trees, open-gear tuning machines and a four-bolt "F"- stamped neck plate that marks this instrument as the real deal - as Fender as it gets. A modern classic with genuine Fender sound, style and feel, the Player Precision Bass is ready to pump out some serious low end.

My First "Plain" PBass7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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I've owned several basses over the years, including Spector, EBMM, Yamaha, and other Fenders. I won't say that this bass is better than the rest because each brand makes excellent instruments. What I will say is that this is the best Fender I've owned (I've only owned Mexican-made Fenders). It's not a feature-laden instrument, but I don't think anyone buys a basic P expecting that. The neck is nice - wider than a Jazz neck, but not chunky like an old-school P. Rolled edges on the fingerboard would be nice, but not really expected on an otherwise high quality, mid-tier bass. Fit and finish on my bass is good. Needed minor adjustments out of the box, but those were easily handled with the included hex keys. I've had no issues with frets or electronics or anything. Only nitpick would be that the control cavity had some sawdust inside. I know this isn't harmful or anything, but for a bass this price, it would be cool to have it pristine. Now, I love this bass, and I have zero regrets buying it, but the cynic in me says that $100 of the price is for the name on the headstock. I'm not convinced this bass is actually worth almost $200 more than the Yamaha BB434 (as an example of a similar competitor's bass) , so I can't give it full marks for value. As far as sound, well, it sounds like a P, but with a little more bite to it. There are 500k pots inside mine, giving it a slightly brighter tone, but that's part of what I love about it. Great aggressive sound either pick or finger style, but mellows out nicely when the tone is rolled off halfway (or more). Suits me perfectly for a wide variety of rock tones. My first straight up P Bass, and I love it.
Posted by Jon on Sep 1, 2019
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