Mike Dirnt has a style all his own and he makes his music with Green Day on the very distinctive Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Based on the '51 P Bass, it's armed with a Custom Shop '59 pickup for... Read More
Mike Dirnt has a style all his own and he makes his music with Green Day on the very distinctive Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Based on the '51 P Bass, it's armed with a Custom Shop '59 pickup for a very effective twist. Combining a vintage vibe and modern appointments, it has medium-jumbo frets, a Badass II top-load bridge, rosewood fingerboard, and '51 slab ash body with arm contour. Very cool. Includes Fender deluxe gig bag.
Reviewed by 12 customers
Just purchased this bass and so far I am quite happy. The pick up has very good tone for a P-bass. I've owned P- bass's since the 1970's and this one has a better sound than my old 70's American bass. It also has the same neck adjustment as that bass. It's a large cross or Phillips head screw driver adjustment. You do not have to loosen or take off the neck to adjust the neck. Just take out a few screws an pull off the pick guard. Take a right angle screw driver ( flat head ) and place it in the cross. Turn to loosen or tighten the adjustment. If you cant find to right size screw driver, just grind down one that is a little larger. I did this one my old 70's bass and it works perfectly. The neck has a nice feel and the whole look is really nice. The bridge has a some what limited range of adjustment so I left The standard (.100 - .045 ) string size on it. The .105 size I normally us just seemed to raise the string height a little to much and the bridge was already set as low as it could go. At the selling price this bass is a steal.
This thing is amazing. The pickups give it a amazing, punchy, trebley tone that when plugged into any amp will make up for it. The sound is simply amazing, I could not even believe it when i first played it. It is also very durable. I'm not the best person for carrying things, and have hit this on ceilings all the time, and it doesn't have a scratch. This is worth the money and then some. It matches any other P-bass out there that you could buy. The only problem I can think of, which is hard to do, is its weight/bulk, which for smaller people could be hard to carry. Other then that, buy this. You will not regret it in the least.
I have had this for about a month now and it has been wonderful. A little heafty but sturdy with an amazing sound. Amazing instrument.
I have had this bass for two years now and it is one of the best basses i have ever owned. it is veristale from jazz to punk to blues. this sounds as good as an american series pbass or a custom shop. my favorite feature of this bass is definately the neck. it is a fat neck that is very comfortable to play. this bass is well worth the money and you wont be disappionted.
I got this bass for christmas a year ago, its been great. It has a nice sound, Its pretty heavy actually ive got 4 other basses and its by far the heaviest. its also really durable at a show i was knocked into and the bass fell on the ground there is not even a dent chip or scratch on it which i was surprised because it fell on concrete.. so over all ive really enjoyed this bass.. it also makes for great recordings..
i bought one september of 2006. it has a really good punchy sound and it sounds bright too. it all gets very aggressive once you move the gain up on your amp. the highs to get a little stringy and getting a good high end sound is kind of a hassle. its just not as straight foward of a bass as i thought it would be. this bass is heavy and akward to play, so it was truly designed for a pro by a pro. the over all sound is great though. play it through fender bassman or proffesional series bass amps to nail that american idiot sound. i dont suggest this bass for a beginner or a heavy/death metal player. this thing is pure punk. suffice to say, this bass gets the job done all while looking unique and gorgeous at the same time.
This bass is a really awesome bass. What makes this bass great is that it's from Mike Dirn't, one of the best bass players I've ever heard. I really reccomen this bass. It also has a really great sound. Oh yea, for all you people who say Mike used this bass on Dookie, he didn't. On Dookie, he used a Gibson G-3 bass.
I got this bass last year. I like to play punk, I also like to move on stage but the first thing i realized when I picked it up is...it's heavy. And when you first get it check the joint cable hole when i got it it was loose. But besides the minor problems ive never had a problem with it. The stock strings on it are great strings but you can change them for a better sound. Its looks and sounds great as well.
Played this Bass at a few times at a friends house and I can assure you that this Bass is abso-positively AMAZING. It delivers a unique sound, even when through a low quality 10 watt guitar amplifier. The sound is deep and punchy, just like a bass should. This bass is unique in its own little way, the headstock is noticebly thinner then other basses and the pickguard can very easily be removed so that it can be customized. At first glance, it does not look very appealing, but for an extra few bucks, it'll look awesome. It is quite heavier then other basses and it takes a bit of getting used to, but it's worth it. The thing I like about this is the custom pickups, which like I said, delivers a GREAT sound. This bass is recommended to beginners and expert bassists.
Bought this bass in Florida this summer. Own a Fender Jazz before. Use this one for more rock`n roll tunes. Sounds great, looks cool and a nice neck. Some trouble only with the cable connection.
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