'50s Precision Bass®


Model #: 0131702303

'50s Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst, Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard

0131702303

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'50s Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Honey Blonde, Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard

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'50s Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst, Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard

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The '50s Precision Bass® guitar delivers the look, sound and vibe of Fender's first basses without breaking the bank. Features include an alder body, maple neck, split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, volume and tone controls, gold anodized pickguard and vintage hardware.

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The best value for money bass

(5.0)
Warpigs on January 20, 2014
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Punk

After playing drums and guitar semi-professionally for a few years, the logical step, so that I could record a funk/blues/rock band was to learn the bass as well. Most of the music that I listen to has punch and growl that only a p bass can deliver. So a few months ago I went shopping and found a fiesta red classic 50s p bass that was everything i needed - a maple neck that doesn't get clogged with dirt like rosewood, a light body to stop neck aches, a colour that stands out and has a good, vintage vibe, an anodised gold pick-guard that complements the vintage look, pre-2012 american standard pickup that makes this bass sound as pro as american models and a flat baseball bat type neck, that complements my big hands. To top all this off, it's mexican made, so can be found at a steal of a price (mine was old stock, so was a bit cheaper than a mexican standard). After a few months and the honeymoon period ending, I am still in love with this bass. A must buy if you want the cheapest 'full fat' p bass in fenders catalogue-period. A small warning, however, anyone with small hands stay away!

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Great Bass Great Tone but Quality Issue

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kirkalot on August 10, 2013 (updated August 14, 2013)
Amateur Reggae / Ska

I tried it at the store and put it back in the rack. It had a nice tone and would have bought it but it had a serious quality issue. The slot for the E-string on the nut felt way out of its place. The string spacing was too big between the E and A string in comparison with the other strings.

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Good Value, Great Tone!

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AdeCru on June 6, 2013
Semi-Professional Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country

OK, not too many features, more quality than quantity. This bass is quite light and easy to play if you don't mind the wider neck of the 50s spec model. For a proper Fender that plays and sounds as good as this I think its pretty good value. You can't beat the simple classic design of a regular "P" Bass; although I did change the anodized pick guard for a tort' one, which i think looks much better with the Fiesta Red of my model. The best thing about this bass is the tone; it sounds great; just sits in the mix, easily heard without being load but can be "thunderous" when required!

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Simple & Classic

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sambino73 on March 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Folk Country

Plays amazing. Sounds amazing. Looks amazing. After years of playing an active style bass, the 50s precision is exactly what I needed. You won't be disappointed.

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Basic and beautiful!

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famousbass on February 18, 2013
Professional Blues R&B Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Reggae / Ska Punk

This bass produces exactly what you'd expect from it...classic P-Bass tone! The maple neck is well made and feels solid and smooth to the touch. Frets are nicely done. The body is light and well finished. Not much in the way of "features" on this bass but that's the beauty of the P-Bass. One volume, one tone and your fingers/pick give you all the sounds you need. The bass has a great hollow P-Bass tone that brings you back to the original P-basses...you know, the sound that keeps drawing you to pick up a P-Bass! Using a pick with the tone knob up full offers great rock tones with plenty of clarity, nice bottom end and plenty of grit. Plucked fingerstyle with the tone knob rolled off and you'll be in old school blues/R&B/country heaven! Take a look at the price tag and you'll KNOW you're in heaven! For the money, you can't beat it. Highly recommended. I own one and bought another for a friend as a graduation gift...it almost stayed with me instead!

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Model Name: '50s Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst, Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard
Model Number: 0131702303
Series: Classic
Color: 2-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Precision Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Electronics

Electronics
Middle Pickup: Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Bass
Pickguard: Gold Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Anodized Aluminum Pickguard, Synthetic Bone Nut
Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • '50s Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst, Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard

    #0131702303

  • '50s Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Black, Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard

    #0131702306

  • '50s Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Fiesta Red, Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard

    #0131702340

  • '50s Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Honey Blonde, Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard

    #0131702367