The Fender 2017 American Pro Precision Bass V MN Bass Guitar offers a sweet balance of power and performance. The addition of the 5th string extends the range of this fantastic model even further, giving you greater depths to explore. Since its introduction in 1951, the Precision Bass has been widely adopted by bassists across a wide range of genres, from reggae to soul, funk to metal, jazz to rock - none has remained untouched by its influence. Now this modern incarnation offers even greater tonal versatility.
Heavenly double-cutaway body
The body has been crafted using alder, a tonally balanced wood that offers a generous representation across the frequency spectrum from low to high. The deep double-cutaway body makes the Precision Bass a joy to perform with, whilst the subtly contoured edges create a figure hugging feel that maximises playing comfort. The body has been treated to a coating of gloss polyurethane to offer protection against premature wear, preserving the finish for as long as possible.
Sturdy and responsive maple neck
Fitted to the body is a sturdy maple neck, which has been reinforced using Posiflex graphite support rods to resist warping and maximise stability. The neck is shaped to the "1963 C" Precision Bass neck profile, which is widely regarded as one of the most accommodating of neck profiles. To prevent a tacky or sticky feel developing during performances, the back of the neck has been given satin urethane finish for a smooth fret-hand feel.
Paired with the neck is a 20-fret maple fingerboard, which is adorned with dot position inlays to guide your way. The 2017 American Pro P Bass is equipped with narrow-tall frets, which are designed to create the perfect playing area for bending notes and playing chords along the entire length of the fingerboard.
V-Mod Precision Bass Pickups
The 2017 American Pro P Bass is equipped with the newly designed V-Mod pickups, which were built by legendary bass pickup master Michael Bump. Taking cues from classic split single-coil pickups, the V-Mod produces lush, high-output tones with smooth Fender warmth and crisp articulation across every note. Control comes in the form of knurled flat-top knobs, which allow you to attenuate Master Volume and Master Tone controls.
The headstock is home to redesigned tuning machines in the form of Fender lightweight vintage paddle keys with tapered shafts, which work dutifully to preserve tuning integrity and increase sustain. The strings continue their journey towards the body via the bone nut, meeting the 5-saddle HiMass vintage bridge to create a seamless connection with the body. The bridge offers a vintage aesthetic whilst ensuring considerable stability.
Each new Fender 2017 American Pro Precision Bass V MN Bass Guitar is supplied with an Elite moulded case that cradles your pride and joy for maximum protection. TSA latches increase security, whilst the outer casing it designed to be stacked for easy storage and transportation.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2017 American Pro Precision Bass V MN Bass Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple No. of Frets 20 Fingerboard Material Maple Pickup Configuration S Pickups V-Mod Split Single-Coil Bridge Hard Tail Bridge/Tailpiece 5-Saddle HiMass Vintage Position Inlays Dot Active/Passive Passive Tuners Fender Lightweight Vintage Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts Controls Master Tone, Master Volume Included Accessories Elite Moulded Case
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