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Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass
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Beautifully crafted and equipped.

The Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass is built with modern features that bassists demand, with a newly designed preamp circuit that delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tones. The Fender P-Bass' powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pickups present more clean headroom, extended EQ range, and even more sublime tonal options, thanks to the active/passive switch and passive tone control.

The American Deluxe Precision bass is crafted with a select alder body-a hard wood that provides clear tone and lasting sustain. A graphite-reinforced maple neck with modern C-shape, Posiflex graphite neck support rods, 5-bolt neck plate, and contoured heel make the Deluxe Precision bass extremely easy to play. The Fender High-Mass Vintage bass bridge offers compressed and focused bass tone, with more mid range punch. The American Deluxe Precision bass retains the Fender articulation and sparkle, combined with vintage-style saddles to maintain a classic vibe. A combination of a steel plate with brass saddles produce the best possible Fender Bass sound.

Fender N3 Noiseless pickups
Fender's N3 Noiseless pickups are among the best-sounding pickups ever affixed to a Stratocaster or a Telecaster guitar, providing unmistakable vintage sound without unwanted noise. In short, N3 Noiseless pickups deliver landmark vintage Fender tone and response without the hum that can plague single-coil pickups. Using an improved stacked-coil design, N3 Noiseless pickups are specially tailored for each Stratocaster and Telecaster pickup position-neck, middle, and bridge. The insulated metal core of each pickup position type differs in thickness and composition for enhanced tone, and Fender has fine-tuned the size, shape, and wire gauge of the coils to balance the magnetic responsiveness essential to great tone.

N3 Noiseless pickups represent a welcome return to the warmth and clarity of alnico magnets. Again, the type of alnico magnets used is tailored to pickup position-Alnico 5 for the power and warmth of the Stratocaster N3 bridge pickup and the signature snap and spank of both Telecaster pickups; Alnico 2 for the sweetness and sparkle of the Stratocaster N3 middle pickup; Alnico 3 for the fullness of the Stratocaster N3 neck pickup without undue magnetic string pull.

The active 3-band EQ, along with a split single-coil pickup and bridge humbucker provides a wide range of dynamic tones, so you can individualize and pinpoint your ultimate Fender bass sound. The American Deluxe Prescision Bass is perfect for players who want a top-of-the-line modern Precision Bass.

Other features include Stealth "A" string retainer, tinted neck, rolled fingerboard edges, highly detailed nut and fretwork, genuine bone nut, flat-head screws on battery compartment (for easy changes with a coin or pick), and pearloid dot inlays. Includes case.

Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass Features:

  • Select alder body
    Graphite-reinforced maple neck with modern C shape and satin polyurethane finish
    21 Medium Jumbo frets (9.5" radius)
    Chrome-plated hardware
    Deluxe chrome-plated steel bridge plate (strings-thru body or top load) with chromeplated brass saddles
    Precision Bass split single-coil pickup (mid) and humbucker (bridge)
    Pan pot for pickup switching
    Master volume, pan pot, and 3-band active EQ
    Lite-Bass tuners
    Includes case

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  • Good Combo of Jazz & Precision

    As reviewed by Stephen on 5/25/2010

    When it comes to Fender basses, I prefer the Jazz bass hands down. Most precisions, to me, sound "muddy" and lifeless. This is NOT the case with this guitar, as it has both jazz and precision pickups on it so that the bass is capable of a myriad of sounds. If you want a good "all round" type bass that's versatile in various musical genres, this is a good one to have. I've never regretted getting this instrument.

    24 of 24 people found this review helpful.
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  • A bass for every sound!

    As reviewed by Tyler on 4/20/2011

    Fender has outdone themselves! They took the popular design of the earlier Am. Deluxe models and crammed even more features under the pickguard! The N3 Jazz is completely noiseless and the pre-amp is much more responsive. The addition of a passive/active switch is the best new design, I think. Now a classic P-bass sound can be achieved without having to own another p-bass and can be a lifesaver when the battery dies. I'm unsure if Fender kept the electronics 18v or if they wired 2 9v for twice the capacity but the battery compartment does have 2 9v installed. The sound is very fender-like, as it should be, but the active electronics allow for a bigger, more present sound. The passive mode is like playing a Fender Am. Standard. The build is very strong and the looks are amazing. Fender really did an amazing job! The only complaint I have is that all finishes have either rosewood or maple, but not both as available options. Still, a great bass.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    As reviewed by maxwell on 6/1/2011

    Been playing bass for 12 yrs. this is a AMAZING bass that doesn't get enough attention. I love the passive to active switch. the tone is incredible. I've owned musicman's, rickenbackers, schectors.. etc. this bass is beyond WORTH it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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