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Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass

4/5, 4 from 7 reviews
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Recent Reviews

  1. baxter_x
    This bass is more than just a Fender
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Mar 20, 2016
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Great instrument to play Very versatile The sound!! Great playability
    Cons
    • - Production stopped in 2008 Hard to find
    I bought this model usedback in 2003. The bass was made in 2000. It's a natural finish and 5 strings version.
    The looking, the sound... Everything with this bass is just great.
    So great I decided to buy another one in 2014, a model from 2002, teal green finish.
    I've heard many times this bass brigs you on the Sadowsky land. I never tried a Sad, but I can say it's in no way a standard Fender bass.

    I tried other models, other brand, but always came back the this beauty.
    Price Paid:
    1200$
  2. Dbassmon
    P5 Deluxe - One the Best Fender Production Basses
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 18, 2016
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Huge variety of tones, vintage and modern, great neck profile,
    Cons
    • - pre amp mid range control needed some help, turned down, the overalll volume of the bass dropped dramatically. Knowing that, easily worked around,
    This bass became my go-to bass because its so versatile, from modern to vintage P and J bass tones... even venturing in Stingray territory.
    Price Paid:
    $1400 used
  3. Rocinante_x1
    Fender needs to bring these back
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 11, 2016
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    4/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros
    • + Beautiful HUMBUCKER Versatility 18v Preamp
    Cons
    • - Not a fan of P Necks Discontinued
    Firstly, Im not a Precision guy. Ive owned a few precisions and could never get into them, mostly because of the neck. All that set aside; WOW. Fender knocked it out of the park with this model. The hum bucker coupled with the P pickup and the 18v preamp is a match worth of recognition. It's an extremely versatile bass that can produce any sound you may be looking for. I owned the Sunburst model and I kick myself for selling it every time i see one.
    Price Paid:
    1100
    baxter_x likes this.

Bass Details

  1. No. of Frets:
    22
    Construction:
    Bolt-On
    Scale Length:
    No. of Strings:
    4
    Body Material:
    Alder
    Neck Material:
    Maple
    Body Finish:
    Polyurethane
    Nut Width:
    1.625
    Fingerboard Material:
    Rosewood
    Bridge:
    Deluxe Chrome Plated Steel Bridge Plate (Strings-Thru-Body or Top Load), with Nickel Plated Brass Saddles
    Pickups:
    1 New Design Precision Bass Split Single-Coil Pickup (Mid), 1 New Humbucker (Bridge)
    Other Hardware:
    Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods,
    5-Bolt Neck Plate,
    Contoured Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets,
    Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
    Rolled Fingerboard Edges,
    Highly Detailed Nut and Fret Work
    EQ / Controls:
    Master Volume, Pan Pot, 3-Band Active EQ with:
    Treble Boost/Cut: /- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave.
    Mid Boost/Cut: 10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.
    Bass Boost/Cut: /- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.
    18 Volt Power Supply
    Price:
    $1750
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