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Fender Blacktop Precision Bass - Black Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • from Jamestown, NY April 5, 2014Music Background:
    Performing Musician.

    Exactly what I wanted

    I was looking for something to fit my needs, and this fit the mold perfectly. I primarily play Punk Rock, Ska and Punkabilly but occasionally dip into metal. The pickups are able to handle some heavy distortion without getting that disgusting feedback sound while maintain a great tone. It also appealed to me aesthetically, as it's the recognizable MiM working man's Fender, but the all black paint job with the two humbuckers sets it apart a little bit from the rest of the Fenders, and the tone is something I dare you to try and replicate with a standard P or J.

  • from July 23, 2014

    Love It!!!!

    My very first Bass. Even my music instructor was impressed.

  • from Anchorage alaska February 12, 2014Music Background:
    Pro player, recording artist, songwriter for hire, and everything else

    Nice! Only that...

    I love it. Ty pups give me either the P sound I love, or a J sound. Or a mixture. Great for me being in a working cover band. Service from SW was amazing as usual. Only thing is while the set up was fine, the low E string was way louder than the rest. I dropped the pups a buit under tha side and it fixed it. Thought the intonation was off but the close pup was pulling on the string w the magnet. Fixed that too. As for the bass itself I'm impressed for the money. Sounds great plays great fit finish is great. Feels like a quality log and I'm a pro. If you're budget isn't huge there isn't a better bass out there for the price. Trust me. I play both guitar and bass for years and it's a good one.

  • from Brooklyn NY.. July 31, 2013Music Background:
    Studio Owner, Producer, Recording Engineer

    Tone Machine!

    I did my research on YouTube and the net on this bass! Saw nothing but great reviews, called my main man David Hess at the Water and ordered one right away! I must say it's a welcome addition to my bass collection. It diff can pull out some serious tones! and for the price you can't go wrong!

    Shakir Al-Saladin

  • from June 26, 2013Music Background:
    steady working bass player

    great tone monster

    when i saw this bass in a mag,i wanted it...bought the P in black....wow!!!...I play in a steady working cover band and it fits every song for sure...classic rock to blues to top forty to 80,s metal...an all around right on the money bass..could not be happier...quick tune up out of the box and ready to go..thank you Fender!!!

  • from Phoenix Az August 31, 2011Music Background:
    30+years

    good addition to fender products

    got it today, these guys set it up ok for the part of the country they are in. I needed to reset the neck..had way too much bow..and reset the front pickup height..too low on lower strings, sanded down the back of the neck....way to glossy..intonation was spot on..tightened the hell out of the neck plate..every thing else was kool..this bass kicks ***..the sounds u are able to get far surpass any p bass or j bass..and I have quite a few of them..pickups are noise free..lots of gain and tone control.. after set up with the stock strings it is bad ass..when I change to the strings I normally use 100-40 and reset neck the sound will improve..also gonna add coil tap switching for both pickups and regular P bass control knobs..you can't go wrong with this instrument..Sweetwater customer service is the best I have experienced..Nick Edwards is on top of his game...hope this helps in your decision...see ya

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