With a musical pedigree that has taken in every important era in rock music, the Fender American Standard Precision Bass has been with us since 1951 and its evolution doesn’t show any signs of slowing. With artists such as Biffy Clyro, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182 and Cage The Elephant still championing the bass, this classic is here to stay.
Not a company that likes to rest on the laurels of its past Fender has updated the Fender American Standard Precision Bass for 2012 to cope with the demands and aspirations of the modern bassist, whilst still keeping to the roots that made it so appealing to players throughout the decades.
The Fender American Standard Precision Bass’s alder body retains the sleek contours of the past but benefits from an undercoat that is thinner than previous generations, to let the wood breath easily and open up the natural tone of the wood by allowing it to resonate a little more.
Joined to the body of the Fender American Standard Precision Bass is a sturdy, graphite-reinforced maple neck, which is strengthened further by Posiflex graphite support rods and carved to a comfortable Modern "C" Shape neck. This also becomes even more playable by the satin urethane finished used to treat its back. Topping this is a 20 medium-jumbo fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.
Known for its tremulous, earthy tone Fender have been careful with its choice when installing a new pickup for the 2012 Fender American Standard P-Bass, opting for a Custom Shop '60s Split single-coil Precision Bass pickup. The full sound of the PBass has been enhanced further with this new addition, along with bringing extra clarity to the mids, to provide a rich, seismic tone.
Manufacturer Fender Model American Standard Precision Bass Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration S Active/Passive Passive Product Range Precision Bass Neck Profile C Shape Number of Frets 20 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 9.5" Fretboard Inlays White Dot Tuning Machines Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts Pickups (Middle) Custom Shop '60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass Pickguard 4-Ply Tortoiseshell Bridge 4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload) Controls Master Volume Master Tone Included Accessories Hardcase
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