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.
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.
- 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
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.