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      Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass Blemished - Like New (511022)
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A bass made to Police specifications.

It's a faithful limited edition reproduction of Sting's trusty 1953 Precision Bass with his signature in a block inlay at the 12th fret. Contoured lightweight ash body with single-ply pickguard. Maple neck and fretboard with a 7.25" radius, a vintage 2-saddle bridge, and a vintage single-coil pickup. Enjoy this re-creation of the P Bass from the early days and pay homage to a great player at the same time. Includes Fender gig bag.

Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass Features:

  • Includes a gig bag




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  • Nice Bass

    As reviewed by Brad D. on 7/29/2009

    This is a "Crafted in Japan" or CIJ instrument. The neck has a highly-laquered neck with a vintage tint. The neck profile is thicker than a Jazz Bass, as is the string spacing at the nut. The finish, components and build quality is excellent. The bass is strung through the body and has nice brass grommets to hold the ball end of the strings, accessed from the back of the bass. This bass also has the "skunk stripe" on the back of the neck. There are only two negatives of the bass- the pickup is not as good a place for a thumbrest as the more common split-coil Precision Bass pickups are. My thumb tends to float while using this bass. The second negative is that the bass has dead spots on the G string from about B flat to D or around the 3rd-5th frets on that string. I've tried three other Sting basses, and they all have that issue. I don't know if a string change or neck adjustment would fix it. It's not been a real issue for me, and I've owned the bass for at least 5 years and not adjusted the neck or changed the strings- it played fine right out of the box, and only needed string height adjustment at the bridge. All in all a nice bass, and works with a lot of music. The single coil sounds different than the more common split-coil Precision Bass pickup. More "rootsy" and not at all like a Jazz Bass, even though it's a single coil like Jazz Bass pickups. Don't like Sting? Don't worry about the signature on the inlay at the 12th fret. Very, very few people recognize or can read the signature anyway, esp from an audience distance. I bought the bass to use to front a Sting tribute band, but it actually has been my main bass on a variety of gigs, and wouldn't hesitate to use it on any gig except a slap-heavy funk gig. Nice bass.

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  • Very Cool but Limited

    As reviewed by Presleyman on 4/29/2010

    This is a cool bass, however, like mose reissues, it is somewhat limited, Hard to get a good sound with a pick, even using Flatwounds. It has a thick neck, and always needs adjusting. It does have the certain 50's 60's sound, and I have used it as the main axe at many gigs. Use your thumb and a felt pick, you'll be fine. Great conversation piece.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Sweet Vintage Re-issue

    As reviewed by Dave Foster on 1/25/2013

    After reading several negitive reviews on this bass, I had to add my two cents. First off, this is not an entry level bass. It is a spot-on reproduction of Leo's first basses. Built with the blues players coming out of the 40's in mind so thay wouldn't have to haul around the "Dog House". Listen to those old blues tracks and you realize that this bass sounds the way it was made to sound. The bass is very unforgiving in the sense that if your technique is sub-par, it will come through in your sound. It will help you improve your technique if you take the time to practice your skills. I do not recommend this as your first bass and I do not recommend this bass to anyone who thinks it can be used for anything other than what it was intended for. Do us all a favor by not buying this bass and not writing a negitive review. Do buy this bass if you are into the era that it came from and the music that it made. Do your research and you will not be disappointed.

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