The Cabronita Precision Bass takes Fender’s revolutionary first bass and decks it out in distinctive and powerful Cabronita style. Features include an alder body with forearm contour, “C”-shaped maple neck with gloss urethane finish, 9.5”-radius maple cap fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and black-dot inlays, single Fideli’Tron™ humbucking bass pickup, single-ply pickguard (black on 2-Color Sunburst model; white on Black and Candy Apple Red models), modern High Mass bridge, knurled chrome control knobs (master volume, master tone) side-mounted output jack and vintage-style reverse tuners.
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I bought this new for $1099 new zealand dollars, I went with the 2 tone.
When I first tried it in the shop the g and d strings were breaking up, even when played open, sounded like a flat battery on a active bass, we worked out that by playing around with the pickup height we were able to clean up the sound, the pick up height seems very sensitive to the tone, much more so than a standard split coil precision, so worth experimenting with that.
Very quiet plugged in hum wise, similar tone to my 50s reissue when A/B 'ing them, however the 50s spilt coil has a much louder volume, at the same amp volume, not really a problem for me as my amp has a ton of head room, so I can just compensate for low bass out put.
My favorite thing is the bridge, I play with the heel of my palm on the bridge and this is the most comfortable bridge I've ever had in nearly 30 years or bass playing, a lot of bridges have sharp bits that scratch up my palm, not this one.
A couple of not so good points, the g string doesn't sit above its pickup pole, cosmetic only, cant hear any issue with that, one of the bridge wood screws was striped, and the tone knob has a 2mm gap between the body and the knob on one side but is touching the body on the other
chrisan2 owns this item
I have 3 J bass's and 1 acoustic and 1 76 P bass. This Bass is fun to play looks that kill and a sound that is vintage Fender P bass ! I have the Cherry Apple and whenever I'm playing I get tons of questions about my Tele Bass lol ! When I explain that it's a P you can see the quizzical looks on the questioners faces. The sound coming from the Felitron pickup is the classic growl without the distortion. This is a wolf in sheeps clothing, real pretty but has the chops to get it done, as I said when there's smoke there has to be fire and this thing is 5 alarm ! for the price it's hard to beat .
Vic Elefante owns this item
I've wanted to add a P sound to my two J basses for a while, the minimalist design with a twist of '51 P got me to consider it for a start, a couple of youtube videos and reviews left me more convinced about it, and since I have no decent musical instruments store around my area, I had to push my luck and ship it half the planet to my place crossing fingers that the outcome would be worth the cash and the wait, anyway, when I unpacked it, my mind was blown!! the finishing was absolutely fantastic, it looked a hundred times better than the pictures and the videos, the '51 tele neck with reverse tuners is the design detail that I loved the most, and since my living situation is turbulent recently (too much irrelative information, but bear with me please), the only amp I had an access to was a Fender Rumble 15; merely a practice amp, not what I would call a high end one, I plugged it in and when I played it, that was it, I knew for a fact that I didn’t go wrong with this one, the tone of the alder wood / fidelitron pickup combination was much more than what I expected, it makes the Standard P sound too bright, the fat tone around the mid and bass was just after my desire, this one is a gem no doubt
I have one take on it though, and it's probably something to do with shipping and not the factory, when I received it, I noticed a hit mark right over the forearm contour, it affected the finish a bit, not the wood though, it was disappointing, but again, it was probably nothing to do with the fellows in Fender
All in all, this axe is one of the best I've ever played, easily a five-star, I would definitely recommend it
Zorbavsky owns this item
The finish of the alder wood on mine was just fantastic no bubbling, scratches or unfinished details. Only complain was a loose knob easy fix but where is quality control?
The combination of the maple telecaster neck with vintage tuners is a wonderful detail the chunky neck feels good reminds me of my 1957 reissue p bass it just makes it feel high quality and i think the additional massing helps eliminate any dead notes. The neck pocket has a unique chamfer detail i thought it was a mistake but it is typical from what i have read.
Now the fidelitron pickup is a star for me i play classic rock and worship music and all my notes are clear with no overtones, the definition is very clear even with cheap amps. The overall design, sound and shape is a knock out. I wish the pick guard could be removed but that is just me; unfortunately there is a hole for the cn machinery.
bassblast owns this item
This is a 51 Precision Bass shaped guitar plus the left arm cut. It's typically a Precision for the playability, neck a bit large but finally easy to play with "normal" sized hands. Unplugged sound is comparable with any 51 Precision bass, wood the same and cut too so the only real difference is the pickup and what a pickup! No secret that the fidelitron is a version of Gretsch's filtertron, a humbucking pickup but not too fat. Result on this bass is a sound that stay in the familly of tone of the Precision bass but with a little less brightness and more medium and bass, pretty nice for rock in the Queen of the stone age's way (fuzzy noisy sound welcome!) or for blues or jazz or...well everything. This is the hot roded Precision Bass after all!
Nicolas Taussac owns this item
First off, I'm more of a guitar player than a bass player. That being said, here it goes.I mostly do home recordings and was looking for a bass. I'm no expert on the bass, and I have no opinion on the pros and cons of the various types, styles, etc. I just think it adds so much to the music, no matter what style. I did learn this one is a bit different, having the humbucker pickup, reverse tuners, etc. The bass plays very well, with a comfortable action. Fit and finish was well done. Had to tighten a few screws,no biggie. Also, it came with a gig bag, always a plus. The tone can seem a little uneven at times, but that could be strings, pickup height or whatever. Seems I can make it work for the most part within the context of the song. I don't know if this bass will really catch on, but for my purposes, it works fine.
Sideshow owns this item
|Model Name:||Cabronita Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red|
|Color:||Candy Apple Red|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Body Shape:||Precision Bass®|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|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 Dot|
|Headstock:||Original Precision Bass® Shape|
|Middle Pickup:||Fideli'Tron™ Bass Humbucking|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Configuration:||Single Pickup|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle Fender Hi-Mass|
|Hardware Finish:||Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel|
|Tuning Machines:||American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Bass|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)|
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