The Precision model has been an incredibly popular Fender bass guitar since its inception in 1951, and is still copied and emulated by many luthiers today. The 2017 Special Edition Precision Bass Noir brings this adored guitar up-to-date with innovative design features that contribute to this instrument's superb sound and appearance.
The double cutaway contours of the Special Edition Precision Bass Noir continue to offer total access to the entire neck, including the higher registers. The body is constructed entirely of alder tonewood which provides a wide, versatile range of tones all with plenty of presence. The alder body has a lightweight feel which reduces fatigue onstage.
A maple neck is firmly fitted to the body and offers an effortless playing feel in the hand thanks to its modern "C" profile. An original feature of the Precision Bass is that Fender amended the fret design to allow for "more precise playing", and this is still the case in the Special Edition Noir model. The neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard which hosts 20 frets adorned with white dot inlays to guide you.
The powerful tones of the Special Edition Precision Bass Noir are amplified thanks to a pair of Standard Split Single-Coil pickups. The pickups ensure that the bass is performance-ready from the moment you receive it, allowing you to plug in and play at the studio or on the stage. Controls include Master Volume and Master Tone allowing for tone amendments to be made with ease.
Hardware and Finish
Sustain and intonation are excellent in this Special Edition Precision Bass thanks to the 4-saddle standard vintage-style bridge with groove saddles. The traditional headstock comes in a matching Satin Black colour with open gear tuning machines. The pickguard is also in a matching 3-ply black/red/black finish which adds an eye-catching style to the body. The Fender 2017 Special Edition Precision Bass Noir is a real bargain for all its quality on offer and would be a worthy addition to your collection.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2017 Special Edition Noir Precision Bass Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Modern "C" Fingerboard Material Rosewood Bridge/Tailpiece 4-Saddle Standard Vintage-Style No. of Frets 20 Position Inlays White Dot Pickguard 3-Ply Black/Red/Black Tuners Standard Open-Gear Pickup Configuration SS Pickups Bridge: Standard Split Single-Coil Middle: Standard Split Single-Coil Controls Master Volume Master Tone
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