Blacktop™ Precision Bass®


Model #: 0148500506

Blacktop™ Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black

0148500506

Blacktop™ Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, White Chrome Pearl

0148500523
Blacktop™ Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black

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Drive your sound with raw humbucking power. Fender's innovative Blacktop™ series expanded the sonic horizon of classic Fender guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. That phenomenal Blacktop power and performance now comes to the bass world with a dual-humbucking-pickup version of the Precision Bass® guitar.

Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Precision Bass® guitar features two pummeling Blacktop Bass humbucking pickups that make it one of the most powerful basses - if not the most powerful bass - Fender has ever offered. Other distinctive touches are three Jazz Bass® control knobs (volume for each pickup and master tone) and a Blacktop HiMass™ bridge. Features include an alder body, maple neck with modern C shape and gloss urethane finish, rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius and 20 medium jumbo frets, three-ply black-white-black pickguard, open-gear tuners and chrome hardware. Available in Black and new White Chrome Pearl.

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A great bass

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edelstone on June 1, 2014 (updated June 2, 2014)
Alternative Rock Heavy Metal

I have played my Blacktop (Black) for about 3 months now.

In hindsight, it is just a great every day bass - good (but not amazing) tone ranges, solid (but not the most solid), easy to play. Looks good - my mother commented that it looked like a racing car :-)

The issue with it, is that it is not the most solid bass in town - I have a P-Bass American Deluxe and you can feel the difference. Having said this, I haven't had any issues with with my Blacktop - I have gigged with it and play it most days; a very comfortable bass.

If you have a top of the range bass that you don't want to wear out, definitely consider one of these P-Bass Blacktops.

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thunder under your fingers

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bassblast on April 14, 2014 (updated April 15, 2014)
Blues Gospel Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

When you thought you had all the "basses" covered this fender bass comes along. First of all the finish (black on black) is perfect well finished could not find a flaw and i was looking hard. The neck is fantastic fret and nut work second to none. "c" shaped neck 9.5 radius very nice. The pickups are true monsters they deliver a deep and varied sound you can dial anything rock, metal, jazz blues, it is truly amazing. I have an american fender p deluxe, and american fender jazz and this blacktop is over the top. The tone is very effective the spectrum of sound is very wide from the capacitor. All the hardware is top, the bass feels like it costs more than what they are selling for. Don't let this bass get away it is fabulous leo would have been proud.

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The destructive POWER of a WRECKING BALL!!!!

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JarHead2841 on April 1, 2013
Semi-Professional Heavy Metal

I saw and heard this Bass last year around Christmas time. I knew then that I had to have one. My opinion is that this is the most powerful P-Bass EVER!!! I have owned a P-Bass since I was 17. I got my '73 back in 1976 and I still have it. If you play metal this BlackTop will give you all the power you need to destroy all the local clubs in your area. Well worth the $700 plus tax. I named my BlackTop " The Wrecking Ball". This Bass drops low notes equal to small nuclear weapons!!! I own 7 Bass Guitars and thought I had all my bases covered until I heard this Bass. Stop what ever you are doing and go to your guitar shop and get one. You will not be disappointed.

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Nice P-Bass

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SFATeleLover on March 20, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Folk Country

Very comfortable and very playable. I absolutely love the variety of tones that you can get from the two humbuckers. I wish it came in a greater variety of colors.

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Blacktop Precision Bass

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PeteDiggins on February 19, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Heavy Metal

I went into the Fender dealer thinking I may buy a Jazz Bass. At the time, I already owned two precision's. However, this one caught my eye stright away. It was about $900AUD at the time. Two humbucker jazz pickups in a precision bass body was an excellent blend of what I had and what I was looking for. It combined the best features of what I was really after - a bass that felt and played like the other precision basses I owned, but also the unmistakable jazz bass tone. But after playing a couple of jazz basses, this one stood out with a life of it's own as well. The extra power the humbucking pickups give is really noticable. Fantastic playability, value for money and good tone. The only adjustment I made was to lightly sand down the back of the neck, to get rid of the factory lacquer finish.

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Fender with some extra grit!

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

Played the Fender Blacktop Precision bass today at my local Fender dealer and I was VERY impressed! Upon picking up the instrument (decked out in Chrome Pearl White) I was immediately struck by how SOLID this bass felt! It did not feel like a Mexican made instrument. I felt like I was picking up one of my vintage/American made Fenders. Good weight (not too heavy, not too light), solid, smooth neck (although I would prefer a little less gloss on the back of the neck. Guess I'll have to wear that off myself by playing it!), solid feeling volume and tone knobs, nicely dressed frets and a big old bridge that says "Hey, I'm one solid mutha-F-ing bass!" Plugging into an SVT stack, the bass immediately impressed with its girth, bottom and clarity. Perfect combo of boom and grit! Found myself playing it for longer than I usually try a bass in a store because it was so easy to play! Notes played even and clear with no obvious dead spots at all. From the very lowest notes to the highest frets, the notes just leapt out of the dual pickups. After playing it for quite a while I finally looked at the price tag that was hanging on the neck and was floored to see a price of just under $500!!!! Thought it had to be mislabeled! Couldn't believe the quality and tone for the money! Nice addition to the Fender line and a bass that will soon be coming home to meet my other Fenders!

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General
Model Name: Blacktop™ Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0148500506
Series: Blacktop™
Color: Black

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dot
Truss Rods: Standard
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Blacktop™ Humbucking Bass
Neck Pickup: Blacktop™ Bass Humbucking
Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Pickup Configuration: HH

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle Blacktop Adjustable HiMass
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
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