Fender Standard Precision Bass - Black with Rosewood Fingerboard

4-string Electric Bass with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 1 Single-coil Pickup - Black
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The Fender Standard "P-Bass" Updated for the 21st Century!

Leo Fender designed and built the world's first electric bass guitar in late 1951 and every electric bass made since then is unquestionably a direct descendent. The Precision Bass (or "P-Bass" as it's come to be called) was so named because it had frets, and therefore its tuning was more "precise" than the old upright acoustic basses. So inspired was that design that it has changed little over the years in appearance, though its evolution continues today with the four-string Standard P-Bass, which combines the classic design with modern features.

Fender Standard Precision Bass Features at a Glance:
  • Alder body with three-ply white pickguard
  • Standard series split single-coil P-Bass pickup
  • Maple neck with modern "C" shape
  • Rosewood fingerboard

Alder body with three-ply white pickguard
Bass guitars are big and that can mean heavy, too. So the Standard Precision Bass comes with an alder body, which is quite resonant, but relatively light, which you'll really appreciate after two or three hours up on stage.

Standard series split single-coil P-Bass pickup
Why on earth would you change something as perfect as the split single-coil P-Bass pickup? You wouldn't, of course. So Fender stuck with a winner, but added a new shielded body cavity for quieter operation and reduced hum on stage or in the studio.

Maple neck with modern "C" shape
Leo Fender wasn't a guitar player, so he didn't really know that guitars weren't supposed to have maple necks. Eventually, the blond maple necks became a Fender trademark. This timeless incarnation of the Standard P-Bass has a nicely balanced maple neck with a modern "C" shape.

Rosewood fingerboard
While almost all the early Fender instruments had maple necks and fingerboards, the company quickly realized that some players preferred the slightly warmer sound and feel of a traditional rosewood fingerboard. For the 4-string Standard Precision Bass, it's the perfect match.

Fender Standard Precision Bass Features:
  • Color: Black
  • No. of Strings: 4
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Machine Heads: Standard
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Pickups: One split single-coil P-Bass pickup
  • Controls: Master volume, master tone
  • Pickup Switching:
  • Bridge: Standard vintage style
  • Hardware: Chrome
Classic look and feel combine with modern features to set a new standard.

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Precision
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Black
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Modern C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.625"
Bridge/Tailpiece Standard Vintage 4 Saddle Bass
Tuners Standard Open-Gear
Number of Pickups 1
Middle Pickup Standard Precision Bass Split Single-Coil Pickup
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Strings Fender Super Bass 8250, (.045-.110)
Manufacturer Part Number 0146100506

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P5

I have vintage basses and was looking for a Precision to play live. I don't like to take my old basses out anymore just use them in studio. I got this bass setup at Sweetwater with Rotosound flatwound 45-105. This bass plays and sounds as good as the American standard P5 I have . I got great service and prompt delivery and bass was set up great. Its a keeper .
Music background: Studio sessions and live gigs .
5/5

Awesome P Bass

I bought this P because I wanted an all black bass. I have a sunburst MIM P bass and a MIM Jazz bass. I put a black pickguard and black knobs on this one. It looks and plays awesome. It is now my main guitar for gigs. I have played both MIA and MIM Fender guitars and basses. The craftsmanship of the MIMs is top notch. The only difference being the pickups and pots. This bass came from Sweetwater already set up. I made one small adjustment for intonation and it's been awesome ever since. For the price, you can't beat it. I would highly recommend buying from Sweetwater and I would definitely buy Fender Standard (Made In Mexico) again.
Music background: 30+ years of guitar playing
5/5

Very Pleased

I love this bass. The tone, the fit, and the finish are all top notch. I originally wanted a different P Bass but there was a long wait. My Sweetwater Rep. Alex Morales suggested this one and I'm glad I went for it. Set up beautifully right out of the box. No need to do anything to it at all and I'm very happy. Thanks Sweetwater!
Music background: Hobbyist
4.5/5

Nice Bass

My Bass arrived in perfect condition. The sound and feel is what I Iexpect from Fender. Perfect Bass for my needs.
Music background: Songwriter, Studio Musician, Music Ministries,
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