"This is a Fender Precision bass with sunburst finish, played by Guy in the earliest days of the band. A total one-off, this was modified to include a strange but wonderful alternative pickup." - From Coldplay's [end of decade clearout sale catalog](http://www.originalprop.com/public_html/coldplay/Coldplay-End-of-Decade-Clearout-Sale-Charity-Auction-eBay-Memorabilia-Catalog-Portal.pdf) where they auctioned off their gear.more
In this short video about this bass, Rob explains that his Fender Squier Precision Bass was the first instrument he bought with his own money. It was purchased after he got really into Primus. It has stripes on it, an Abe Lincoln patch, a Primus sticker, and a Krape sticker. Krape was Rob's first band. On the first fret, Rob used whiteout to draw Krape's symbol. He doesn't use this bass much nowadays. His current main bass is his Schecter 5 string.more
This is my first instrument. I upgraded bridge, headmachines and pickup. Badass 2 Chrome bridge, Grover 22:1 Black Head Machines, Seymour Duncun Quater Pound Precision Pickup.
Does the job for its price range. Nothing particularly fancy to say about this guitar, other than it could probably be done up and made into something really nice for not that much money.
Besides the obvious (setup out of the box), this bass has been my go-to for classic rock. The tone is pretty decent after a swap out of the pickups (Fenders). Sounds good, less buzz than my Fender and holds tune. Fun to play.