Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass  

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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... Read More

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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.

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FenderSting Signature Precision Bass
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Cool but Limited

By Presleyman

from Memphis, TN

Comments about Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass:

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.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great, Great, Awesome

By Albert

from Chapel Hill, NC

Comments about Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass:

Really cool bass!!! Pickup has a very crunchy sounding warm tone that just touches your heart. But i must add if you like playing with picks this bass really isn't made for you. Maple neck with some gloss feels amazing in your hands and weight is perfect for people that love high quality instruments. Very surprising sustain that gives you a "bass fever" that you just can't stop playing it.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Bass

By Brad D.

from Northern, Virginia

Comments about Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass:

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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(11 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This Bass Is Great For Any Progressing Musician

By vangogh

from Rocklin, CA

Comments about Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass:

I have been playing guitar, drums, bass, and piano for the past six years, but can say this bass guitar is my favorite instrument that I own. Despite the single tone value through one pickup, this guitar sings like Sting made it to sing. Overall, I love it, and enjoy it's smooth fretboard and action. Definitely a Great Choice!

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(18 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

looks nice, but not much of a player

By bryanonbass

from dover, nj

Comments about Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass:

I am a p-bass lover. I have owned many, many precisions in my time. From the cheapest to the most expensive. I just love them. This is the reason I picked up a sting precision. The bass feels solid. It looks great. The tone was very mediocre. It just didn't have any of the typical pbass thump. I changed the strings to my favorite set of flat wounds, and still it didn't do it for me. There is just something missing. Coupled with the fact that the singlecoil pickup is not very thumb-rest friendly. The way that it is contoured just killed my thumb after a while. I play with my thumb on the pickup, so this was a major issue for me. The neck was also really thick. Like baseball bat thick. These are common complaints that I have read about this model, but I just had to see it before I actually believed it. Well its true. If you have big hands or you like big necks, and play with a pick or thumb as many players did back then, im sure you would probably like this bass. For me it just didn't do anything for me. Plus I think the twelth fret marker with his signature is a little gaudy for an instrument styled like this.

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