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Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, Maple Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst

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For players who find themselves alternating between a variety musical styles at a moment’s notice, the Deluxe Precision Bass® Special is the perfect companion on stage and in the studio. Designed for powerful, flexible tone with smooth playing feel, this robust and rich-sounding bass combines the best features of Fender’s classic basses to create a...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

For players who find themselves alternating between a variety musical styles at a moment’s notice, the Deluxe Precision Bass® Special is the perfect companion on stage and in the studio. Designed for powerful, flexible tone with smooth playing feel, this robust and rich-sounding bass combines the best features of Fender’s classic basses to create a “hybrid” model with sleek, authentic Fender style but is packed with new tones.

There’s a wealth of useful tones hiding inside this bass’ pickups and electronics. Powered by a punchy vintage-style split-coil Precision Bass pickup in the middle position and a growling Vintage Noiseless™ Jazz Bass bridge pickup, this bass rises to any occasion. The robust control scheme includes a three-band active EQ with treble, mid and bass controls—each with boost and cut to accurately shape your tone—along with a pan pot for precision blending of the pickups’ potent sound. The active/passive switch makes it easy to access both vintage-styled and modern voices, further extending this instrument’s sonic flexibility. The Fender HiMass™ bridge improves every note’s sustain and resonance, while enhancing the attack for lively tone that lets your sonic personality shine through. The “C”-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles and hosts a 1.5” synthetic bone nut and fastplaying 12”-radius fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets.

The alder body bears a durable gloss polyester finish that looks great under the spotlight while being tough enough to shrug off the abuse of gigging and traveling. Classic Precision Bass appointments include knurled flat-top control knobs, nickel/chrome hardware, black pickup covers, pearloid dot inlays and a 3-ply B/W/B pickguard. A pure tone machine with classic Fender sound and style, the Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special is a true performer, equally at home on stage and in the studio. Includes deluxe gig bag.

Features

Neck
  • Shape: C shape
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34 in. (864 mm)
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Satin polyurethane
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: PJ
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
  • Bridge: Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass with nickel-plated pole pieces
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 12 in. (305 mm)
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Pearloid dot
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.5 in. (38.1 mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master Volume, 3-band active EQ with Treble boost/cut, Bass boost/cut and Mid boost/cut
  • Pickup switch: Pan pot
  • Coil tap or split: Not appicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: EQ/Preamp defeat switch
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Fender HiMass
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Standard open-gear
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Deluxe gig bag
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: USA
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FenderDeluxe Active Precision Bass Special, Maple Fingerboard
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

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Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I was looking for.

By Walt

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, Maple Fingerboard:

I have been wanting to buy something new for a while, and when I found this guitar, it just made sense. Sleek satin maple neck with a Jazz size nut bolted to a beautiful Precision bass body. The fit and finish is remarkable, and right out of its box and foam bag, it was totally playable. I have yet to make any adjustments. The addition of the active/passive switch is a plus. Active or passive, this guitar is a sexy bucket of tone. In passive position, the EQ is bypassed, and the only achievable tone adjustments are made through the blending of pick ups. Not a big deal, because there are still some great tone to be found. It's also super quiet with no hum. It's about as heavy as my Mexican jazz bass and feels great slung on a strap. The gig bag is great and seems like it's constructed very well.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass and Great Bass for the Money

By Seventh Son

from San Jose, 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 Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, Maple Fingerboard:

    It's a good looking bass with very good build quality and a great feeling neck with a fine satin finish. I wanted an Active/Passive P-Bass with a Jazz Bass type neck. This does the job nicely. It's been my go to bass for several months now. I changed the strings, but left the stock pickups, which sound good. I often use it in passive mode. The only tone control in passive mode is the pickup pan knob, but that's okay. If you need to left yourself a little out of the mix, just pan towards the J pickup a bit. In active mode, you can get a lot of tone variation. I'm very pleased with this bass; it hits a lot of sweet spots at a moderate price. In case you're wondering, I've used it at rehearsals, jams and a couple of gigs, and it has never let me down.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    P Bass deluxe

    By Tonyww240

    from Los Angeles Calif

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, Maple Fingerboard:

      I'm just a bass hobbyist, wanted a PBass went with this one happy that I bought it.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Dan the man

      from Joliet il.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, Maple Fingerboard:

      Great base for the money

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
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      By Trump

      from White House

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