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Fender ‘50s Precision Bass Review

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Fender ‘50s Precision Bass Review

The Fender ‘50s Precision Bass is a revisited classic.

It sounds and feels just as great as when it was originally released back in the ‘50s.

Everything on the Fender ‘50s Precision Bass is reminiscent of that era, even right down to the truss rod adjustment, except for radius and frets. I’ve always been a fan of one-piece maple necks, and this one, having a “C” profile with a 7.25” 9.5” Radius radius, is comfortable to play for hours on end. Trust me I know, I do a lot of gigs that may last 4 hours, with only a quick 2-song break in the middle. Actually, I kind of prefer it that way; the night seems to go longer when not taking a bunch of breaks.

The Precision Bass is offered in a Two-Color Sunburst or Honey Blonde (white blonde) finish. The one piece, 20 fret, maple neck has a “C” shape with a scale length of 34” and a gloss urethane finish (all nitrocellulose lacquer). The nut material is synthetic bone (genuine bone) and the inlays are black dots.

The pickup is a vintage split single coil precision bass pickup with controls for volume and tone.

Hardware consists of a 4-saddle American vintage bass bridge, American vintage reverse open-gear tuners, and the knobs for volume and tone are knurled flat-top knobs. All hardware is chrome. The strings are Fender USA Bass 7250ML, nickel plated with gauges .045, .065. 080. and 100 (7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)). The pickguard really stands out in a way that I like, it is vintage style, anodized aluminum and has a gold-ish color to it that really accents either finish.

The Fender ‘50s Precision 4 string Bass is made to be a workhorse bass, and a workhorse it is.

I really like everything this bass has to offer and I believe you will as well. Check out the Fender ‘50s Precision 4 string Bass online or at a Fender music retailer near you!

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