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Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

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Fender introduced the American Standard Precision Bass guitar in 1951, and its thick sound and indestructible build changed popular music. Today's American Standard Precision Bass is the new version of one of the greatest instruments of bass heroes past and present; the modern interpretation of Fender's classic instrument refined for modern players...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Fender introduced the American Standard Precision Bass guitar in 1951, and its thick sound and indestructible build changed popular music. Today's American Standard Precision Bass is the new version of one of the greatest instruments of bass heroes past and present; the modern interpretation of Fender's classic instrument refined for modern players.

The American Standard Precision Bass has a high-mass vintage bridge, Fender Custom Shop '60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup, thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, improved Fender tuners that are 30 percent lighter while keeping the classic look, richer and deeper neck tint for a more elegant appearance, great-looking gloss rosewood fingerboard, satin neck back for smooth playability and Fender Tolex case.

Features

  • Precision Bass body
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Graphite reinforced C-Shape maple neck
  • Standard 4-bolt neck plate
  • Posiflex graphite neck support rods
  • Fender Custom Shop '60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup
  • Master Volume and Master Tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • High Mass Vintage bridge (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload)
  • Includes Fender Tolex case
Specifications
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36cm)
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
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FenderAmerican Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than expected

I played my Amer Std Strat P-bass as well as a Amer Special, MIM Std and a pretty cool MIM Special that looked like a Geddy Lee on a P body. I currently use...Read complete review

I played my Amer Std Strat P-bass as well as a Amer Special, MIM Std and a pretty cool MIM Special that looked like a Geddy Lee on a P body. I currently use a MIM P bass, which sounds pretty good actually, but it is a borrowed bass. 48 years on guitar. The last 9 months or so on bass. So I shopped for a long time, trying Warwick, Musicman and Fender mostly. Almost all the basses I tried sounded great in their own sound. But with each bass, I could not get the p-bass sound I wanted. Focused on Fenders and there was a notable jump in sound quality when going to the Amer Std and better. So that is what I got, the Amer with sunburst finish. Then I got this thing home and really took a good listen on my GK rig. WOW!! It was everything I heard and so much more. It is like the actual vibrations are articulated. The range of tones just from the tone knob is unbelievable. The build is flawless and the feel is like home. I feel like I have played this bass all my life because it feels like the bass of my dreams. There is a little bit of setup work to do. I have adjusted the pickups for consistency and very slight intonation adjustment. All in all, I love this bass and couldn't be happier.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Apprent design flaw leaves semi-dead spot on the G string

Building on the "headline", there is at dead spot at the 7th fret on the G string. I took the guitar to a custom guitar maker near Seattle. FYI,...Read complete review

Building on the "headline", there is at dead spot at the 7th fret on the G string. I took the guitar to a custom guitar maker near Seattle. FYI, he told me he owns 2 50s' P basses; both have a dead spot at C# on the first string. He has tried to repair countless others, but has concluded the defect can't be totally cured

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(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than expected

By John Ashby

from California

Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

I played my Amer Std Strat P-bass as well as a Amer Special, MIM Std and a pretty cool MIM Special that looked like a Geddy Lee on a P body. I currently use a MIM P bass, which sounds pretty good actually, but it is a borrowed bass. 48 years on guitar. The last 9 months or so on bass. So I shopped for a long time, trying Warwick, Musicman and Fender mostly. Almost all the basses I tried sounded great in their own sound. But with each bass, I could not get the p-bass sound I wanted. Focused on Fenders and there was a notable jump in sound quality when going to the Amer Std and better. So that is what I got, the Amer with sunburst finish. Then I got this thing home and really took a good listen on my GK rig. WOW!! It was everything I heard and so much more. It is like the actual vibrations are articulated. The range of tones just from the tone knob is unbelievable. The build is flawless and the feel is like home. I feel like I have played this bass all my life because it feels like the bass of my dreams. There is a little bit of setup work to do. I have adjusted the pickups for consistency and very slight intonation adjustment. All in all, I love this bass and couldn't be happier.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer Bass and Excellant Service

By David

from Oradell, NJ

Site Member

Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

This P Bass is my third and it's a dream. I've bought quite a bit of stuff from Guitar Center (2 amps, 6 string electric, digital piano, professional sax, and ""odds and ends"") and always been more than satisfied with service and follow-up. My suggestion is if you want a guitar and live in the area, go to the Rt4 store for better attention. And ask for Bob. The Fender was delivered to my house and came fully set up and ready to go. I wanted to check it with a pro though and took it over to Bob at the store who put it through the ropes and confirmed that no adjustments were necessary. I wanted that P Bass sound that I don't get from my other basses and got it. Thanks guys.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer Bass and Excellant Service

By David

from Oradell, NJ

Site Member

Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

This P Bass is my third and it's a dream. I've bought quite a bit of stuff from Guitar Center (2 amps, 6 string electric, digital piano, professional sax, and "odds and ends") and always been more than satisfied with service and follow-up. My suggestion is if you want a guitar and live in the area, go to the Rt4 store for better attention. And ask for Bob. The Fender was delivered to my house and came fully set up and ready to go. I wanted to check it with a pro though and took it over to Bob at the store who put it through the ropes and confirmed that no adjustments were necessary. I wanted that P Bass sound that I don't get from my other basses and got it. Thanks guys.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Its all about that bass!!

By BassMan.

from Herndon, Va

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

    Purchased a lot of gear from Guitar Center. Then I bought this three tone AS P Base. I play though a GK MB Fusion 800 and GK CX 410 Speaker. I could not be more pleased with any Bass than I am with this one. It gives me "the" sound. Cannot describe it, but pick one up, play it and you will know exactly what I mean. Perfectly set up when I picked it up. Beautiful instrument.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Now I have a professional quality bass

    By rbt_austin

    from Austin

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    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 American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

      I traded in a Fender Precision Bass to get this American Standard Precision bass, and I wasn't prepared for the improvement in tone, quality, sustain, and playability that you get for just slightly over twice the money. I wish I had just gotten the AS version in the first place, but I guess you have to try things out. I wasn't sure I'd get serious about the bass, because I'm primarily a drummer and a guitarist. But now that I have this bass I could get some gigs with it because the thing itself sounds so good.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great bass

      By Ron Aaroen

      from Mcfarland wi

      Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

      Got a new p bass its sunburst with a t.s. pickgaurd I love it so far so does others that have played it. American made I also have a American standard jazz.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply the best - an American Original

      By Rick

      from Saint Petersburg, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Recording for the way it sits in the mix
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

      4 strings, one split pickup, one volume and one tone control. What more do you need? Classic 3 tone sunburst finish, 34" scale neck, 20 medium jumbo frets, 1 5/8" nut, made in Corona, California. Still the ultimate in tone and playability just the way Leo Fender designed it. Duplicated by almost every other maker of bass guitars in some form or fashion but never equaled. In the words of the great Barry White, "the first, the last, my everything". James Jamerson, Duck Dunn, Pino Palladino, Sean Hurley, Roger Waters... With either flats or round wounds, the tone is sublime. Perfect setup right out of the box. Love this bass. Great job Guitar Center.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Guitar Center Has Been Great! Thank You Eric and Bijan

      By none

      from Danvers MA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

      Product speaks for itself

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BASS ROCKS !

      By joey jammer

      from corpus christi tx

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

        Been wanting one of these basses for a while finally got my hands on one, holly molly wow ,awesome sound tone and playability the guys at guitar center were very helpful would recommend this bass to any bass player , Fender Precision Rocks!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Apprent design flaw leaves semi-dead spot on the G string

        By The Bat

        from Edmonds, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

        Building on the "headline", there is at dead spot at the 7th fret on the G string. I took the guitar to a custom guitar maker near Seattle. FYI, he told me he owns 2 50s' P basses; both have a dead spot at C# on the first string. He has tried to repair countless others, but has concluded the defect can't be totally cured

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By ROBERT

        from undisclosed

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

          I was disappointed in the overall construction of this instrument. Love the color, the sound is good, but large gap in neck pocket. Impossible to get the action low without a lot of fret buzzing.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome fender American standard bass

          By Willthriller

          from Lexington Kentucky

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

            I have been playing bass for around 10 years. I am currently in two different bands. In one we play classic rock songs. The other is a bluegrass band, and the bass is great for both styles. The neck is smooth making it very fast. This is now my number one bass. My only regret is that I didn't get it sooner. I highly recommend this bass, buy it, you won't be disappointed!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Met all my expectations

            By Grumpy

            from Dallas Tx

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

              This has that true P-bass tone that always delivers .

               
              5.0

              To this date the best precision bass I've ever handled.

              By None

              from Katy, Texas

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

                Perfect balance and sound I am very satisfied.

                 
                5.0

                A Classic.

                By James

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

                The Fender American Standard Jazz Base is just what the name says. It has set the standard for decades. For my first bass I wanted a standard reliable 4 string and that is exactly what I got.

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding guitar and over the top service.

                By BassmanAK

                from Fairbanks, Alaska

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

                  I play in a Classic rock band and this guitar covers it all. Nice full tone, awesome action and versatility. 3 times the tone of my Ibanez.

                   
                  5.0

                  You need this bass

                  By Chance

                  from Arkansas, USA

                  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
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard:

                    Use for practice and worship. This thing is incredible and is definitely capable of doing anything. It'd be great for tracking or really anything you need a solid bass for. I'm in love with this bass.

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