The New Fender Big Block Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by freshmeat1989, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Fender pickup guru Michael Frank-Braun designed the humbucker in the Big Block to unleash thick, rich, powerful tone. Features an alder body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard with 20 medium-jumbo frets and block inlays. The black and chrome motif gives it a dramatic look that shimmers under the lights.

    List: $1,099.99
    Sale Price: $769.99


    Alder body
    Maple neck
    Rosewood fretboard with block inlays and 20 medium-jumbo frets
    34" scale
    Single humbucking pickup
    Modern-style bridge
    Pickup split switch
    Master volume and stacked treble and bass tone control

  2. Two Questions. One: where is it made?
    Two: is the neck a precision or jazz?
  3. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Looks like it could have the awful finish the Aerodyne J's have.
  4. ebladeboi123


    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    cool, but i wouldn't pay close to 800 for it.
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I like to check one out. If it's successful, maybe Fender will make a nice five string version.
  6. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    I don't like the looks of it. It looks like it was thrown together from spare parts. The '51 P-bass style contol cover is all wrong, IMO.
  7. Why is it awful?
  8. Kibuddy


    Apr 30, 2005
    That control plate looks so out of place... I'm not liking the all black theme, either. The block inlays are a nice touch, though!
  9. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Shiny fingerprint magnet. It just looks cheesy to me. JMHO.
  10. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    I got it! It looks like a poor copy of an early '80's G&L L-1000!
  11. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
  12. I dont think it looks too bad. I do agree however that the voume controls look a little weird. If I wanted a humbucker on a Fender Precision, i'd rather just spend an extra 2-3 hundred and get the P Deluxe. I think the one humbucker bass it just Fender Corp's answer to Ernie Ball's Musicman.
  13. Sorry bout that!
  14. For that price, Id patiently watch eBay and snag a used Ray.
  15. BWil


    May 16, 2005
    SoCal USA
    You can't blame Fender for trying new stuff.

    How long can the P vs J thing go on anyway?
  16. AGCurry


    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    Er... the Precision has had a humbucking pickup since 1957...
  17. The bridge is somewhat interesting.

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  18. I think a pickguard would be nice.
    Something along these lines...