American Standard Precision Bass®


Model #: 0193602706

American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

0193600700

American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White

0193600705

American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black

0193600706

American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Jade Pearl Metallic

0193600719

American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Mystic Red

0193600794

American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Mystic Blue

0193600795

American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

0193602700

American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White

0193602705

American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

0193602706

American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Jade Pearl Metallic

0193602719

American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Mystic Red

0193602794

American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Mystic Blue

0193602795
American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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The American Standard Precision Bass® is the same best-selling and solidly powerful instrument it has always been, and now it's upgraded with a seismic Fender Custom Shop '60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup and a striking new Jade Pearl Metallic finish option. It's the latest incarnation of the indestructible workhorse instrument that revolutionized popular music, stronger and more indispensable than ever.

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Great bass the original, the one and only

(5.0)
Marcell0us on April 5, 2014 (updated April 8, 2014)
Funk Classic Rock Pop Rock

I sold my Freeman and Waters P-Basses and bought an American Standard Precision Bass. Woooow, the quality and the tone of this bass is awesome! Brilliant quality (2012), it sounds cool, looks cool so I think this one was made for me. :-)

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A great bass!

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mrtanveer on February 22, 2014 (updated February 24, 2014)
Semi-Professional R&B Funk Jazz Pop Rock Rap Reggae / Ska

These things are incredible. I put flatwounds on mine as soon as I got my hands on it and I've never been disappointed.

It will probably require the initial set-up. Take it to someone who knows what he's doing and you will have one hell of a bass. The tone is great, too. I play funk/R&B and this thing lays down the floor for your band-mates to stand on. Plug this into a nice fat amp and you'll be in bass heaven!

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Highly recommended

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Austen Pownall on February 4, 2014
Beginner Alternative Rock Classic Rock

I bought my Fender P-Bass second hand, but unlike some brands Fender products hold their worth considerably more than most other brands. This is the first bass I have owned, but I have played on others and highly recommend precisions compared to other bass types by Fender. The newer models are incredibly reliable and if taken care of will last for many years to come. I prefer playing on this model as the shape is much better suited for me, but that is just personal preference, in terms of sound there isn't much in it compared to other Fender products. They are all reliable, and have good, if not great sound quality.
- TIWO Sebastian

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2009 Fender American Standard Precision Bass

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chrisr919 on January 25, 2014 (updated January 27, 2014)
Amateur Blues R&B Jazz Rock Classic Rock

I recently purchased a 2009 (2008 ?? Based on serial number lookup) Fender American Standard Precision Bass guitar in Austin, Texas. The instrument had supposedly been sitting in the store for somewhere between 5 and 6 years. I am the original owner. I plugged it into one of the amplifiers at the store before I purchased it. The tone of this Bass guitar is AMAZING. It feels wonderful in my hands. My Bass guitar teacher is a rock star from Austin, TX whose last album went to #4 on the Billboard Charts. He was quite impressed with my new instrument. I love to play this Bass guitar, the sound is flawless. The Bass had already been aged for somewhere between 5 and 6 years before I purchased it. The wood is just right. There is no substitute for a Fender American Standard Precision Bass. I tried several other Bass guitars before I purchased this one, once you have owned the American version, you will never go back. I will probably never own a Mercedes Benz or a home on Lake Travis (The rich part of Austin), however I own the best Bass guitar that money can buy, and for that I am thankful.

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Love My American Standard PBass

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satyayoga on January 24, 2014
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Alternative Rock Classic Rock Reggae / Ska Punk

Just bought a Mystic Blue American Standard Precision Bass.
Wanted the build quality of a made in the USA Fender and I'm completely satisfied.
The bass sounds fantastic and is a joy to play. I also love the simplicity of having only volume and tone knobs to deal with. I don't like to deal with all the tinkering with knobs and tone that come with active electronics basses.
This bass completely suits my needs and I can imagine playing this one for years and years.

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Perfect Bass

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gariepyf on January 13, 2014 (updated January 13, 2014)
Amateur Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock Reggae / Ska Punk

I play bass since almost 20 years now. I bought this bass one year ago. It's a perfect instrument for me and exactly what I was looking for and more.

First, the tone is just perfect. I put chromes flatwounds on it and it's such a great match. It's perfect for every styles. The tonal options are rather limited but what it does it does good. I didn't expect that I would like the tone of this instrument that much.
Second, the frets and neck are perfect. I can set the action really low with no buzzing, it's amazing. So although the neck is a bit thicker and wider than a jazz bass, the playability is very good.
Overall, this is such a good bass, very well done. It's not a cheap instrument, but I definitely should have bought one many years ago.

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Playability and tone for days

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jazzbassjo on December 3, 2013 (updated December 3, 2013)
Professional Blues R&B Jazz Rock Country

I own mostly Fender Jazz basses. Picked this bass up in a shop and was very suprised how nice the neck felt. Especially coming from playing the thinner neck of a Jazz bass. Very,very playable. The tone of the Custom Shop pickups is very good. I might change out the pickups down the road.
This bass can groove and is built for the "pocket" if you know what I mean. It also has a killer slap tone-Suprised!
This one is a keeper. Fender has improved their quality control as my bass and all the others I tried recently in the American Standard series are built A++. Good job Fender!!!!

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Everything you expect and more!

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bassblast on November 24, 2013
Professional Blues Gospel Rock Classic Rock

You are buying a legendary piece of music history, that has transcended into the new millennium effortlessly. The components that make up the bass are top notch the beautiful grain of the alder and the finish are just wonderful. Fret work, nut and neck pocket are perfect. The harmonics before you plug her in ring out clearly no buzzing or dead notes. The custom pickups cut thru any band and solidifies the bottom end. I don't need to be convincing because sooner or later just like me you will buy this piece of history.

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I'm done buying

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brtank on October 14, 2013 (updated October 14, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Jazz Rock Classic Rock Folk

I previously owned a jazz bass. It worked well especially because I have short fingers. However, when I plugged this in at the store to test out a bass cab I was looking at, I was overwhelmed by the tone. It was everything I look for in bass tone. At the first practice with the band I play in, the rest of the guys were very impressed also. I'm done buying. Thanks Fender.

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The first and best

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Bighousebass on July 25, 2013
Amateur Blues Funk Jazz Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Reggae / Ska Punk

I have multiple basses all of which are Fender products. This 2012 Precision is by far my favorite. Tone-playability-looks! It's truly a triple threat! Well worth the price and will most definitely be my number one bass for the rest of my days! Then I'll just pass it along to my son and so on and so on.....it will surely last for generations, it's an American made Fender!!!!!

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Great bass

(4.0)
John mixon on May 25, 2013
Semi-Professional Rock Classic Rock

I love this bass but it does not come with out its problems. I my self am a jazz bass person so coming to this bass is a bit of a transition from the thin neck to this . I can only just grab the e string with my thumb. It also does not give me the tone I had with the jazz bass that I am use to. But it had a really great sustain during play one of the best I have seen. It also was really light and easy to play with a strap . Over all good bass.

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It's All About The Tone

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Wangooflux on April 30, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Country Classical Punk

If you have a home studio, then you probably dream of creating new sounds, while retaining the listenable and archetypal sounds of the past. The Fender Precision takes you there; and is a must have for the home studio. You can try bass after bass with mediocre results. Just get it over with. Spend a thousand bucks and buy THE bass--the American Fender Precision. The custom shop pickups sound awesome, and honestly, I never find the bass in any of my tracks lacking.

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BEST BY FAR

(5.0)
richmiehl on April 6, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock

I have owed many basses over the years, mostly mid range axes. The second I held this bass in my hand and played my first note, it felt perfect. The playability and tone is amazing. Perfect size and weight. I own a 53 Fender P-reissue, it doesn't even come close. The Neck on this beauty is fast and comfortable. I would place it close to the 78 Standard Precision in over all feel. Mine has been updated with Custom Shop Pickups which brings brilliance and unbelievable bottom end. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an excellent all-around bass.
Great job Fender!!!

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A blues machine

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affprod on March 1, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Jazz Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Country

Great bass for blues and the old Motown sound.

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Awesome P-Bass

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Ralpharmst on February 25, 2013 (updated February 27, 2013)
Amateur Blues Rock

Bought my American Standard P -Bass in November 2012. Hadn't played for years! My previous bass was a fretless P Bass that I bought back in the 70s. This new bass is just awesome! Great sound. After playing a fretless I was concerned about fret rattle. But the new bass is easily played and fret buzz is minimal. Craftsmanship is terrific. Came right out of the box from Fender and didn't need any adjusting whatsoever. I just love this Bass! And the Candy Cola with Rosewood fret board and white pick guard is really sharp!

And combined with a new Rumble 350 Combo makes a great, great package.

I wouldn't play anything but Fender basses. They have always been the best!

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Better Than Expected

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patbensing on February 20, 2013 (updated February 20, 2013)
Professional Blues R&B Funk Rock Classic Rock Country Bluegrass

I have been playing 37 years and have owned or played everything out there. I only wanted to purchase this bass for the simple reason that.... as a teen, when I first started playing, it was my dream to own a Fender Precision. Well, for various reasons it has been practically the only bass I've never owned. I was stunned to receive the bass, and find that with only a few standard adjustments it revealed itself to be the most finely built bass I've ever played....I'm serious! I look at things that experienced players look at, including: fretwork, lack of dead spots on the fretboard, versatility between slap and finger styles, nut slot heights were perfect, tone, craftsmanship. Not to mention that the bass is beautiful. Anybody that is thinking about purchasing this bass.....don't hesitate, I believe you'll be pleased!

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Timeless Classic

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mitchell19 on February 19, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Heavy Metal

The moment I picked up this bass and played the first few notes I knew this was the bass for me. Having owned a number of other basses which all seemed to have something wrong with them I wanted something a little bit special. I found it with this one, the sound quality is very good and it keeps its tuning all the way down the neck perfectly something that other basses fail on. It is definitely one to keep!!!

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Simple Bass but complex in it's tone ...

(5.0)
joekeystone on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional R&B Funk Rock Pop Rock

This Bass is in General a quite simple bass - one tone knob and one volume knob - that's it. Next to this simplicity are a collection of complex flavour of tone structures which make this Bass so remarkable. The neck is well suited for some big guys and supports a powerful grip and playing style. You either hate it or love it ... I do love my P-Bass and I do regret, that it took me so long to own one.

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2011 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

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dougz on February 18, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Gospel Alternative Rock Classic Rock

Having owned several P-basses over the years, the 60th Anniversary model caught my eye. I scored the Sunburst/Maple neck model and it's just gorgeous! The engraved 60th anniversary neckplate was a big selling point for me, as I wanted something that stood out from the pack a bit more. Absolutely the finest playing and sounding Precision I've ever owned! My only complaint on the newer models is the lack of the skunk stripe on the neck. I've always thought that was such a cool look on a Fender bass. Beyond that, I couldn't be more pleased. It's a keeper!

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Timeless and proven. 'Nuff said...

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Kbkc09 on February 18, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal Punk

My 1st bass was a Fender over 25 years ago. I have owned and played a plethora of basses over the time that has passed. From boutique, to 'all in one, everything/kitchen sink' instruments. Though my affinity for the Stingray bass holds, and I strongly consider it the Leo Fender P-Bass "Mach 2", I have returned to where it all started - not just for me, but for the instrument itself.
When the last guy sold me a handmade German boutique bass that "can get all the Fender sounds and more", not only did it not deliver, but why did I get an expensive facsimile? I ended up trading it in on the bass I should have bought; I took a loss, but gained so much more.
My Precision bass is a 2012 American Standard. It is solid. It is familiar. It is the bare essential. It is timeless.
I am stoked about the bridge allowing me to string through the body.
I only wish the pickups were a hint more responsive, like the Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound's found in some of the artist series. I think it is as it was intended though, and I will not change a thing; I think my ears have been jaded by years of active pickups. Heck - I don't even want to use my regular brand or gauge of strings as the 8250M's it came with sound and feel good - if Fender ships the bass with these its got to be for good reason.
When you realize the only arsenal you need is the original - Fender.

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Model Name: American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0193602706
Series: American Standard
Color: Black

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Finish: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
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: Black or White Dot
Truss Rods: Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Electronics

Electronics
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop '60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
Unique Features: Tinted Neck, Maple Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front; Rosewood Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Headstock Front with Buffed Fingerboard, Fender Spaghetti Logo, Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods, Rounded Body Shape, Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Included Accessories: Case, Polishing Cloth, Cable, Owner's Manual

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Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included
  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

    #0193600700

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White

    #0193600705

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black

    #0193600706

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Jade Pearl Metallic

    #0193600719

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Mystic Red

    #0193600794

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Mystic Blue

    #0193600795

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

    #0193602700

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White

    #0193602705

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

    #0193602706

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Jade Pearl Metallic

    #0193602719

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Mystic Red

    #0193602794

  • American Standard Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Mystic Blue

    #0193602795