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The Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar delivers the sound, look, and feel today's bass players demand. The Fender Standard Precision features that classic P-Bass old-school design. Each Precision B... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar delivers the sound, look, and feel today's bass players demand. The Fender Standard Precision features that classic P-Bass old-school design. Each Precision Bass boasts contemporary features and refinements that make it an excellent value. The alder body, rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets, and split single-coil pickup deliver the fat tone that has driven rhythm sections for decades.

Features
  • Series: Standard series
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple, modern C shape, gloss urethane finish
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 9-1/2" Radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 20 Medium-jumbo frets
  • Pickups: 1 Standard Precision Bass split single-coil pickup (Mid)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Bridge: Standard vintage style with single groove saddles
  • Machine heads: Standard
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm)
  • Unique features: Knurled chrome P Bass knobs, Fender transition logo
  • Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS
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FenderStandard Precision Bass Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (32)
  • Good tone (31)
  • Fun to play (28)
  • Solid electronics (22)
  • Good pick up (21)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (31)
  • Jamming (29)
  • Recording (25)
  • Rock concerts (23)
  • Small venues (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it.

I originally purchased the J Bass, which I really liked. It had wiring issues from the factory so I went to my local GC after only having it a short time, and they...Read complete review

I originally purchased the J Bass, which I really liked. It had wiring issues from the factory so I went to my local GC after only having it a short time, and they said go grab a new guitar!!! I played this and really liked the "punchy" classic Fender bass sound so I got one in sunburst. Call it fate, but I got a second chance to rethink my original choice.

Like all instruments, it's the heart and soul you pour into them that make them come alive. Down the road I'll prob upgrade the pick ups at some point. My advice is go with what feels good and don't feel like you have to spend a fortune in the process. I have ran it through my Acoustic 30w and Fender Rumble 500w amps, it rocks through both of them.

Also, props to GC for always taking care of my needs. It's your people and customer service that keeps me a customer for life as I have bought a ton of stuff with you over the last 15+ years. Keep it up!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK for the price

I've been playing a standard jazz bass for a long time and decided to add a p bass to my collection. The first one I received must have bypassed QC entirely. When I took...Read complete review

I've been playing a standard jazz bass for a long time and decided to add a p bass to my collection. The first one I received must have bypassed QC entirely. When I took it out of the box, the volume and tone knobs were not on the bass. I dug them out of the box and put them on, no big deal. The second issue I noticed was that the E string tuner had a "notch" or "hump" in it, making it difficult to tune. I figured I'd replace the tuners eventually and didn't worry about it. During my first long practice with it, I noticed that the E string saddle was lowering itself after about 30 minutes of hard playing. Again, figuring I'd replace the bridge eventually, I decided to let that slide. I actually thought it came set up quite nicely, but thought I'd give the neck just a bit of relief. That's when I discovered that the truss rod was damaged. Turning it either way produced no results. I sent it back and ordered another one. This one is much better. None of the problems that I had with the first one. There are two dull (not quite dead) frets on the low E string, but nothing terrible. I will say that this bass looks great. I ordered it in arctic white. This bass will do, but if I were to purchase another, I'd probably go a little more high end than the standard series.

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5.0

Great Bass

By Doc

from Destin

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

    I have 3 MIM precision bass guitars now. I did swap the pickups but thats just my personal choice. Other than that, I have done research and compared the MIM and the USA p bass guitars and have not found any differences between the 2 especially not enough to justify the price difference! Same wood, same electronics, etc, except for the pickups, but that's up to you if you want to pay twice as much for a set of pickups. The stock ones ARE good. I even called Fender about the so called differences and they told me that there isn't a noticeable sound difference between the 2 bass guitars, and that's a rep from the company that makes them! Bottom line, if you want a bass that sounds good, feels good, and is reliable it's really up to you if you want to pay 600 or 1250 to get the same bass! Don't let gear snobs fool you.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    OK for the price

    By Dill

    from Kansas City

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

    I've been playing a standard jazz bass for a long time and decided to add a p bass to my collection. The first one I received must have bypassed QC entirely. When I took it out of the box, the volume and tone knobs were not on the bass. I dug them out of the box and put them on, no big deal. The second issue I noticed was that the E string tuner had a "notch" or "hump" in it, making it difficult to tune. I figured I'd replace the tuners eventually and didn't worry about it. During my first long practice with it, I noticed that the E string saddle was lowering itself after about 30 minutes of hard playing. Again, figuring I'd replace the bridge eventually, I decided to let that slide. I actually thought it came set up quite nicely, but thought I'd give the neck just a bit of relief. That's when I discovered that the truss rod was damaged. Turning it either way produced no results. I sent it back and ordered another one. This one is much better. None of the problems that I had with the first one. There are two dull (not quite dead) frets on the low E string, but nothing terrible. I will say that this bass looks great. I ordered it in arctic white. This bass will do, but if I were to purchase another, I'd probably go a little more high end than the standard series.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One Amazing Bass Guitar

    By John E Quest

    from Port St. Lucie, Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Holds Tuning for days
    • Low Action No Fret Buzz
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Funking Out
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

      I'm a guitar player that deep down inside knows I should have been a bass player. I really love this bass because as picky as I am about tone, this one nailed it. The action is the best you can get, and this thing plays as good as $1,800.00 basses in the blindfold test. Tone is on the same level, extremely sweet mid-punch and thundering lows. Even if I had two grand to shell out on a P style bass, I don't see why anyone would waste the money, put the difference in the amp and cab because this bass is righteous on its own. The alder body is comfortable, moderate in weight and sounds amazing. The neck is smooth, frets are finished nicely, and zero buzz anywhere with the action set to the lowest Fender Spec's 1/8th" at twelfth fret and about 14-15 thou of neck relief at 9th fret with 1st fret and 14th fret capo'd. After spending a lot of time searching for my 'guilty pleasure', I found the right thumper. I'm running it through a 1 x 15" cab with horn (defeat able) and I like the well rounded bottom end. If I had to say unsupported on the neck strap which way the weight leans, I would say towards the neck but you almost have to help it drift down so I don't see it as a problem. I let go of it on the strap and it's stable where I leave it. Tuners are just a bit sensitive but I've gotten used to coming up to pitch a little easier than with a guitar. The volume, and tone pots are smooth as silk and responsive proportionately to the turn. I will have this bass in my collection for a long time, I don't see any reason to second guess my purchase, and neither will you. Fender (F.M.I.C.) scores big with this bass!!!!Sunburst finish is beautiful. Thank you Fender for such a great value.

       
      4.0

      just as good as american made....

      By the cd man

      from vacaville ca.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

        i jam 2-3 times a week with my band, fellow bassists and other band members love the growl of this p-bass. i happen to own an american p-bass but personally i think this one sounds better. if this bass was lost or stolen i would definately by another one just like it. only negative i have after owning this bass for 4-5 years is that the pickguard is pulling away from the body. warping i guess is what most would call it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic tone for the money!

        By Jcatdre

        from Beaumont, Tx

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

          I bought this bass scratch n dent (level 3). It had a couple of little knicks on it plus a nice bit of paint missing on the body but the sound was nothing short of spectacular! This bass feels really comfortable in your hands especially if you're upgrading from a less than quality bass. The tone is very good with the stock pickups. If you record at home and/or don't mind a couple scratches or knicks (aka character) and are only worried about good sound rather than aesthetics then definitely go with the open box ones that could end up saving you a couple hundred, if you're lucky like me!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing bass

          By Alex

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Craftsmanship
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Finish

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

          I had been wanting a real P bass for quite a while (I have previously owned a cheap P bass copy, an Epiphone Viola and a Squier Jaguar Bass) and leapt on an amazing deal on a "blemished" one - I would recommend the open box offerings to anyone as you can get some pretty unbelievable savings. The bass plays great so far and feels extremely substantial and well-made, especially compared to my Squier and P-copy. It has the perfect Precision tone and feel with some real punch, depth and/or sparkle depending on how you dial in the dead-simple controls and EQ your sound. The quality is great and it is a joy to play - super comfortable with the satin neck finish, and the stock strings are perfect for what I need. There is a small amount of fret buzz but I am sure a setup by someone who knows what they are doing more than I do will fix that. Intonation was the best I have seen on a brand-new instrument. The only real gripes I had were on the setup and delivery end rather than the factory (which was amazing and produced a really excellent instrument) - when I received the bass, the volume knob had come off in transit and was bouncing around in the box and the packing job was pretty lackluster; just a soft styrofoam-type bag and a few packing blocks in the box with the bass. Furthermore, the headstock was pushed right up against one side of the box, and there was a minor amount of denting on the section that made contact with the edge. I have put more effort into packing instruments in flight cases for plane travel, and another major musical instrument retailer (not mentioning any names) did a much better job shipping my aforementioned Squier Jaguar. I would have appreciated a bit more care being put into that, but fortunately there was no damage to the bass during shipping. Another big plus was that shipping was very prompt, with the bass arriving a day or two before the scheduled delivery date.

          In summary, I adore this bass and won't need another any time soon.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST OF THE BEST

          By W.C. FIELDS

          from DAYTON OHIO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

            AS ALWAYS FENDER IS THE HARLEY DAVIDSON OF GUITARS. I LIKE THE TONE, THE THUMP, AND LOOK.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A classic! I live it.

            By jason

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

              What more is there to say? It's a time-tested design. There were basses at lower price points that I liked, but when I started playing this, it just felt like the bare minimum for something I'll keep for years. So glad I got this one.

              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect!!!!

              By Hanuman

              from Metairie, Louisiana

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

                After going through many basses I finally found the one bass that provides me with the tone and flexibility I need to play in different genres of music. The setup right out of the box was perfect. I changed the strings from round wound to TI flat wound strings and the neck did not need an adjustment. I'm very very very content with the Fender P bass. I will have this bass for long time.

                 
                4.0

                MIM Fender P bass is my primary and I love it

                By Charlie

                from Western N.C.

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar:

                  I've got ten basses. Ranging from an inexpensive Rogue fretless to a Schecter Stargazer, a couple of Epiphones [T-bird Pro Classic IV & El Capitan acoustic] (love the thin necks) , Hofner, a 2004 MIM Fender J and a few others.
                  I got my '96 MIM P bass on the cheap from a pawn shop for near nothing. After I cleaned off the stickers and DNA I found that one of the pots (volume I think) was beyond cleaning. I replaced it with a genuine Fender pot.
                  While the J bass neck is just a tad better in my hand, the tone of the MIM P is just so...satisfying.
                  It was a bit boomy on the E string and lowering the pup height worked but didn't please the eye. So I reversed the pickup positions. Bingo, that did the trick. The rest was just tweaking, string height, intonation etc. All in all I've got less than 300.00 and maybe 3 hours of my labor in it.
                  Now it is my primary. I play a combination of classic and alt. rock with a bit of prog, emo, and semi-acoustic on the side. This bass does it all with only minor adjustments on the amp for tonal changes.
                  I can get the same (or nearly so) tones from both the J bass or the T-bird, but it takes a lot more adjusting and fiddling with both the amp and on board controls.
                  If someone stole it I would definitely seek another.

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