"Sharing the stage with the likes of Axl Rose, Slash, and Dave Navarro would seem like a tall task for most bass players, but American hard rock legend Duff McKagan has always made his presence felt no matter who is he playing with. The low end master for Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, McKagan has play a massive role in shaping the sound of American Rock music. Watch as he and Matt Sweeney breakdown his approach to carving out his own space, his longstanding love for punk, and the Fender Precision Bass. Without the Fender Precision Bass, the original electric bass, dance floors and rock clubs everywhere would be empty. As music evolves, our instruments change in lockstep; the end result is today’s version of this seminal instrument—the American Professional Precision Bass. Boasting a single Michael Bump-designed V-Mod split-coil Precision Bass pickup and the infamous ’63 P Bass neck profile, the American Professional Precision Bass gives you the power to make your voice heard. "more
"Coming soon to a @converge concert event or musical recording. @fender American Professional Standard P-Bass featuring my signature pickups the Riffblasters by @lacepickups . Thank you sincerely for all of the support both from Fender and Lace. Shout out to @orangeamplifiers too! - Nate" - From Converge Instagram Nate's main bass with Converge from the last few years. He's changed the pickguard, but through the finish you can tell it's the same instrument.more
What a way to finish off a great night in L.A.! Came back to the hotel to find this @fender P-bass waiting for me! Thank you @fenderbilly!!! She's a beauty! #fender #americanpro #pbass Mark then posted several photos on Instagram with the new Fender Professional Series Precision Bass. One at a live performance TV taping in LA and the other at a video shoot for the latest single by the Pretty Reckless entitled "Oh My God" (shown picture)more
Joe talks about his American P-bass and the changes he's made to it in Pallbearer's Rig Rundown video at 11:30. "I had an opportunity last year to start working with Fender, which was like a dream for me. Always loved the P-bass more than anything else, played it on a lot of different stuff over the years. [...] It's so great, I love it, really it's like the ultimate P-bass for me. Honestly, the only thing I've done is I stuck the Avedissian pickups in it. I took the pickups that were stock out, even though they sounded really good. Alex, that does Avedissian pickups, custom winds pickups for me and I was like 'I gotta hear his pickups in this bass' and it's been killer." Joe uses Stringjoy strings in his P-bass, his gauges are .140, .105, .085 and .065 approximately.more
I bought this bass by accident thinking it was a bass I tried in the shop a few months prior to buying it. it didn't take me long to realise it wasn't after I brought it home, but I wasn't disappointed at all! mine is a sunburst body with a black scratch plate and looks like a rock and roll bass as well as plays like one!