Trusted musician and artist reviews for Fender Precision Bass
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I have a black MIM (early 90s) Fender Precision bass with 3-ply black pickguard, maple neck with rosewood fretboard and reshaped to P-Bass'51 style headstock, vintage bridge, relic'ed knobs, pickup and bridge covers. Body and neck relic'ed too but neck is super smooth and feels great! In total bass look amazing and have good sounding for that price. Now I have plan to install vintage pickups
I've been on a search for Precision bass, finally found one in great condition, with original mics. Haven't played a gig yet, but used in studio & rehearsals, and already can say it is a great, versatile bass, from Funk to Jazz and all the way to more Gritty Punk / Rock!
Instant Punch In The Face
If you aren't one of the bom-slap open e string slap typical slap players and just want to chug out some decent notes then buy one of these. Cuts through the whole mix like a freight train and just sounds fit especially with a pick!
edited 4 months ago
ah the mighty fender precision connoisseur of everything from metal to r&b, the great thumper and my personal favorite bass guitar design, mine is from the early 2010s and is sunburst and utilizes a rosewood fretboard it has a seymour duncan antiquity p pickup in it but otherwise it totally stock, not a very versatile bass but nonetheless i very much enjoy it.
A Classic for a Reason
I picked up my P-Bass back in 2010. It's a 2002 Agave Blue MIM. I kept it stock for a long time before upgrading the pickup to a Dimarzio P.
The neck might be a bit thick for some, but I always preferred the wider neck. The bass gets that classic P-bass grind and fits into anything and everything. My only problem with this bass was that it seemed to be on the heavy side. Still, I've used it for every recording over the last 7 years.
A Solid, Reliable "Tone Monster"
I have a few Fender Precision basses. The Precision is the "Go-To" bass for many occasions. I use a 74 Sunburst, strung with flatwound strings to record with. I have a mid 90's "Highway One" P Bass in Honey Blonde that I play live, and a MIM Sunburst P Bass that I take on tour. They are solid, well built, reliable tone monsters.