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Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass Blizzard Pearl, Male Fretboard 888365337722

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The Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass has a Jazz neck, a P Bass body, and a P/J combination pickup array with Vintage Noiseless pickups and active electronics. The P body is a little smaller ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass has a Jazz neck, a P Bass body, and a P/J combination pickup array with Vintage Noiseless pickups and active electronics. The P body is a little smaller and lighter, the J neck slimmer and faster, and the combined pickups give you just that much more to play with. A gold vinyl pickguard sets the Deluxe P Bass apart visually, and its satin-finish neck feels worn in from the get-go.

Includes a gig bag.

FEATURES

  • Jazz neck
  • P Bass body
  • Vintage Noiseless Pickups (J bridge pickup, P center pickup)
  • Active electronics
  • Gold vinyl pickguard
  • Includes a gig bag
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FenderDeluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

My other basses are getting lonely!

I've had this base for about a month now, and I hardly ever pick up any of my other 6 basses any more. If I'm at work, I'll use my acoustic resonator for...Read complete review

I've had this base for about a month now, and I hardly ever pick up any of my other 6 basses any more. If I'm at work, I'll use my acoustic resonator for practice, but now, I'm even plugging in at work with my little headphone amplifier, because this bass is just so comfortable. The neck and action have such a great feel, that the bass becomes an extension of my body, instead of a tool in my hands. The contoured body allows more comfortable showmanship, and it is even more comfrortable to play while sitting, as well as standing. The electronics give you a wide range of sounds, from smooth to growl to popping. I think it's a great looking guitar, and if you're ready to step up from the beginner basses, you can't go wrong with this one. I think I'm finally ready to start selling some of my other basses. Thank you Fender for a great instrument at a bargain price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice bass after set up and new nut...

This is a nice looking and sounding bass after the set up and new nut. 1 stars is for Fender's Quality Control. I had to order this on line because the color I wanted...Read complete review

This is a nice looking and sounding bass after the set up and new nut. 1 stars is for Fender's Quality Control. I had to order this on line because the color I wanted was not in the local GC. When it arrived, The top 2 strings hit the fretboard when played. One of the strings was also wound in the wrong directon. I notice on the QC card that the sign off for Tune/Test was missing. How did this make it out of the factory? I know this is MIM but I expect more out of Fender. I knew I would need to set this up when I got it. How can a bass, with a string wound in the wrong direction, needing a new nut, leave the factory without being tested for playability?

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(53 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Nice bass after set up and new nut...

By Rotation Music

from laguna Beach CA

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

This is a nice looking and sounding bass after the set up and new nut. 1 stars is for Fender's Quality Control. I had to order this on line because the color I wanted was not in the local GC. When it arrived, The top 2 strings hit the fretboard when played. One of the strings was also wound in the wrong directon. I notice on the QC card that the sign off for Tune/Test was missing. How did this make it out of the factory? I know this is MIM but I expect more out of Fender. I knew I would need to set this up when I got it. How can a bass, with a string wound in the wrong direction, needing a new nut, leave the factory without being tested for playability?

(15 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what?

By FenderFan

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I don't know how Fender manages to fit so much tone into this little monster. But they did and its incredible!! Round large lows with balanced mids and highs, mmmmm. Fender basses are about the only things I play (except my Ibanez acoustic) and this one I can't WAIT to get my hands on! The one guy who said Fender basses either have fat necks or thin tone. Well, I agree on the necks, but both P Bass and J basses get excellent tone. This one i must agree though, is the pinnacle of Bass society. AND FOR A MODEST PRICE! Buy it NOW!

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OMG, OMG

By Dr. Michael S.Reed

from Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I was a professional musician (keyboards) for many years but always wanted to play the bass. I finally decided to buy a Fender bass. After thoroughly researching the pros and cons of precision vs. jazz bass, I found the Active Precision Deluxe Special. OMG, the best of both with active electronics to boot. The slim jazz neck and the smaller, lighter precision body is just the combination I was looking for. Good job Fender!

(13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good playing, awesome sounding bass

By umm? call me ishmael

from Coral Springs, FL

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I just got this for my B-day and before, i had a cheap yamaha rbx170 beginner bass, but i stepped up to this, and its a world of difference. the fender is so much more precise and easy to play, and it sounds so much better. the active electronics provide such deep sound that has so much growl. it is excellent for slapping and pooping, as well as picking and everything in between. i got it in black and it looks sweet.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My other basses are getting lonely!

By Mr B

from Chicago, Illinois

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I've had this base for about a month now, and I hardly ever pick up any of my other 6 basses any more. If I'm at work, I'll use my acoustic resonator for practice, but now, I'm even plugging in at work with my little headphone amplifier, because this bass is just so comfortable. The neck and action have such a great feel, that the bass becomes an extension of my body, instead of a tool in my hands. The contoured body allows more comfortable showmanship, and it is even more comfrortable to play while sitting, as well as standing. The electronics give you a wide range of sounds, from smooth to growl to popping. I think it's a great looking guitar, and if you're ready to step up from the beginner basses, you can't go wrong with this one. I think I'm finally ready to start selling some of my other basses. Thank you Fender for a great instrument at a bargain price.

(11 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Studio Drummer Becomes a Bassist

By Simply Gurn

from Topeka, KS

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I've played drums for over 30 years and have only tinkered with bass, choosing to program bass parts in my studio instead. I recently picked this bass from among several other brands (Ibenez, Washburn, ESP, Music Man) because it has a very EVEN sound across the strings (this is due to the active pups I'm sure because the Geddy Jazz was dead by comparison!) I absolutely love the Balance knob that lets me blend the pickups and the Mid Boost gives me that extra little growl when using the Jazz pup. Having said all that, I don't play this thing without my SansAmp BassDriver DI. Whoa! You want the Earth to move when you play? Get these two together...they even make a crummy old Peavey 15" combo sound good!!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass for the price!

By Guitarpickingirl

from Colon, MI

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I recently purchased this bass from Guitar Center. I had to wait for it since the Chrome Red with Maple fretboard was out of stock in the store and online. But, I will say that it was worth the wait. Not only is this bass visually stunning but it plays great. The concept of combining the P bass and the Jazz bass was brilliant. You get the great neck of the Jazz bass which is great to play but also the P bass body. The combination pickups also provide great tonal range. Eventually I will buy a hardshell case but the deluxe gig bag is nicer than your average bag with 3 pockets and a little extra padding. My bass arrived very well protected in the package and everything was in order when it came out of the box. I know others have said that theirs had some quality control issues and that may be but I didn't have any problems. Overall I think this is a great guitar for the price especially if you want the look and feel of a higher end instrument without the extra $$$.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Your paying for pure substance, not a name.

By Dave Rattlehead

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

Being fond of bands like Black Sabbath, Ozzy, and Metallica, my jazz bass always played incredibly well. As I started playing Megadeth, I started to need more speed and aggression, which caused me to change to picking style (I still use fingers often), but my jazz bass soon had trouble keeping the dark aggression of bassists like Dave Ellefson (Megadeth). I've played basses from all companies, and found that despite my fondness of fender, none of the basses from them that played and sounded good enough for my new style until I played this bass. I picked it up, and it was like an addiction. It has an awesome p bass pickup that on its own is nice and growly for metal and such, and can be enchanced by the onboard eq. If you use the jazz pickup, you can get close to a jazz bass sound, or help manipulate your p bass pickup. The versatility of the p bass body and comfort of the J bass neck are an incredible combination, and the bass looks amazing in person. (Online pictures do it no justice.) Now all I need to do is buy a maple neck black one and add some personal touches. You pay for everything in this bass, every penny is spent on hardware rather than the brand name.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome bass

By electbassman1

from Chesterfield, VA

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I have had many other basses in the past but this one has surpassed my expectations. I was just browsing around the music store when I found a blizzard pearl color Fender deluxe p bass. Immiediantly I knew I had to buy it after playing it. This bass sounds so good for popping/slapping but carries itself well in all aspects of music.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great p-deluxe

By e-a-d-g dude

from central valley, CA

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I've had this bass for about 4 months now and it is outstanding!! You'll probably have to dial it in for whatever it is you play, but it will adapt to just about everybody and whatever style you might be into! The j-bass type neck is smooth and fast (I have smaller hands) and plays superb from the get-go. With this bass and a standard precision, I'm not needing anything else and you probably won't either. BUY IT!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Bass

By Shane

from Ontario Canada

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I've been playing bass for over 16 years. As far as playability and tone goes, this is the best 4 string I have ever played. You get the best of both worlds with the P-Bass body and J-Bass neck. And the P/U combination is great, I set the pan-pot in the middle for finger playing and full P-Bass for picks. MASSIVE low end. This thing holds it tuning very well. I've played 4 hour sets without having to tune (with the exception of drop-d). Unfortunately I have had to have the P-Bass P/U rewound as it died on me. But now that it is fixed, no problems. Bottom line, terrific bass at a great price. You WONT be disappointed.

(3 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Simple bass with a special offer

By MetalAddict

from Dayton,OH

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I have just played this good bass at a music store and was pleased with my experience with this Fender.There is something I trust about this bass, probably that it's light in price and weight.I definatly recommend this bass to anyone.I may buy it myself later.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice bass

By studioiduts

from new york city new york

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

this is a very good bass it has some problems though. when i first got it the action was so high i could put my finger between the strings. after i got it setup i was having problems with the nobs. one totally broke of and took a while to fix. the tuning machines hold their tune all day long playing long studio hours. any when not broken this bass is amazing. it has great tone and a thin neck to make it easy to play. i reccomend this bass for people in the studio with alot of time on their hands simply becasue its a great bass and goes through speakers nice

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Bass I will Never get rid of!!!

By Matthew Muklewicz

from Hopedale Ohio

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

I love this bass! I have the black with maple fret board and looks great. I did replace the bridge with a babicz bridge, the vintage bridge did not hold up to my heavy hands. I also put a hipshot D-tuner on it. I do have to say that the set up out of the box was horrible. Once this bass had a good set up and some roto sound strings, it was out of this world. The sounds you can get out of this bass are unreal, finger picking, using a pick, slap, it does it all. It plays like butter. The p pickup is hotter than the j, but they both sound great,, I thought I was going to upgrade the pickups when I ordered the bass, but once I heard this bass with the babicz bridge on it I was in love with the sound. I would put this bass up against any bass at any price. Now if only Fender would make this same bass in a 5 sting.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

one of the best basses iv ever played

By Dylan

from prather

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

this bass is one of my favorite basses because it sounds great you do get alittle vibration from the other strings but other than that its my favorite bass from my collection it sounds very good if you play with a pick or your fingers i personaly recomend learning to use your fingers because you get a more softer sound but i guess it all depends on what style of music you play

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Good, not Excellent

By Dave

from Seattle

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

My P Bass in Blizzard Pearl/Maple Neck is beautiful, the color is somewhere between creamy white and soft silver, much lighter than the pic. Solid Built, beautiful wood and finish, but my mid range pot crackles when turned. I think Fender needs better quality control. Other than that, powerful bold pickups and killer sound control. Beware the crummy plastic (vinyl) pickguard! It said Anodized (ie. Aluminum) Gold pickguard when I ordered, but now only available in vinyl. This is a bass you'll love to make upgrades to.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Oh my GOD this bass is awesome!!!

By Cody

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

If you like slapping and popping, this bass is for you! The sound is excellent and the range of tones on this thing is crazy. The sustain is exceptional, you don't even have to plug it in to an amp to notice that...it just goes on forever. I don't know whose idea it was to put a gold pick guard on it, but needless to say that is gonna be switched out soon enough. Overall, I highly recommend this bass to any level of player. Beginners will definately benefit from it because it's sensitive and will pick up any mistakes. Practice on this and you will sound good on any bass!

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

awesome

By dane

from ft. worth texas

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

this bass is awesome. tried it out a store and am going to get it soon. i love the punchy sound. awesome all around.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bass

By BassMonster125

from Muskegon Michigan

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

This bass is a really cool bass, I've had it for about 6 months now and this bass really delivers, and I love Fender so thats why i got this bass.Play It, you wont be dissapointed.

(2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's The Fender Bass ?. The Soul Bass ?.

By Fernandez Shaw

from Chicago, Illinois

Comments about Fender Deluxe P Bass Special 4-String Bass:

The Deluxe P Bass Specicl ?. A deluxe version of Fender's bast-of-both-worlds bass ?. It has a jazz neck, a P Bass body, and a P/J combination pickup array with Vintage Noiseless pickups and active electronics ?. The P body is a little smaller and lighter, the J neck slimmer and faster, and the combined pickups give you just that much more to play with ?. A gold vinyl pickguard sets it apart visually and its satin-finish neck feels worn in from the get-go ?. Maple or rosewood fretboard ?. Choose chrome red, blizzard pearl, navy blue metallic (rosewood only) or (not shown) black finish ?. Included Fender deluxe gig bag ?.

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