American Special Precision Bass®

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Model #: 0111560300

American Special Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst $999.99

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The American Special series Precision Bass® guitar puts genuine U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level.

- Lightweight alder body with gloss urethane finish
- Slim "Modern C" neck with 20 medium jumbo frets for ultimate playability and comfort
- Split single-coil alnico pickup for bright, punchy tone
- Greasebucket™ tone circuit for reducing treble while sustaining low-end definition
- Vintage-style bridge and strap buttons
- Includes portable deluxe gig bag

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My Favorite

(5.0)
kaaos-82 on August 27, 2014
Alternative Rock Heavy Metal

Out of all the basses I own, this is my favorite. I've owned it for three years and it hasn't let me down. Whether its recording or playing to a live audience, the tone and playability of the American Special Precision bass is second to none. Lots of low end, simple but stylish. Its an absolute pleasure to play everytime I take it out of its case. So far its been to Australia, the United States and Japan and I've recorded three records with it with plans for many more in the future.

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Finally Bought It

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jdillon356 on July 10, 2014
Gospel Jazz Pop Rock

After playing a candy apple red model at my local guitar shop, for about a year and a half, I finally bought it. The only thing it needed to make it right was a set of flat wounds. Oh, what a sound. It plays smooth, and you cannot beat the price. These things should never hang on a wall that long. They need good homes, and mine found one.

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Like A Fine Wine

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ourmanflint on June 6, 2014 (updated June 6, 2014)
Blues Gospel Jazz Rock

Compared to my other two bass guitars, my new P Bass is like the difference between a $10 bottle of wine and a $50 bottle of wine. The former is good; the latter is exceptional. This American Special has a sunburst finish and the finger rest to play with my thumb like I use to do. It is like the exact same P Bass I bought in 1966 including the chrome plate over the pickups. It was like finding a long lost friend. The tone and quality exceeded my expectations. The only difference between then and now is back then I used a Fender Bassman head with dual 12" speakers. No need for that kind of punch now since I play in a small jazz band.

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QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISES

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mikegazzaruso on November 28, 2013 (updated December 2, 2013)
Professional Blues Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

I own a Fender J-Bass and a Fender P-Bass. With these two beasts I am able to play almost every musical genre. I love so much my Fender P-Bass Special Made In Usa, the perfect tone for Rock, Hard Rock, Funk and so much. Awesome design here and a sound that is &Pure Precision Flavoured," with round edges and that characteristic &mid-low end. I really appreciate Greasebucket Tone Circuit... perfect for soft funky lines, it rolls off high frequencies *without* altering mid-low range.

I would buy this over and over.

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A Tone that is Unmatched!

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BODbigbass77 on September 7, 2013
Semi-Professional Heavy Metal

This is my first Fender Precision Bass. I play in a metal band that plays in an alternate drop B tuning. This bass just has a certain thump to it that I couldn't get from any other basses or pre-amps. I just got the bass recently and the quality of the paint job and the maple neck is just impeccable. This is also my first guitar that I have owned that is American made. I actually liked this bass over the American Standard series. This is my favorite color combination out of all the ones that I have seen. I look forward to playing my first gig with it in a month. Thank you Fender for making such a great instrument.

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Excellence!!!

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Don Pagliacci on August 2, 2013 (updated August 5, 2013)
Semi-Professional Heavy Metal

First thing you should know, I play metal music and nothing else.

My view of the bassist's role in a metal band is that there is none. No one expects the metal bassist to do anything in particular, other than show up (late) and play (lazily). Sure, they want us to get on top of the root notes of the guitar parts now and again, which is correct from time to time, but by and large, the metal bassist does as he pleases. It's wonderful.

I originally intended to buy a Jazz Bass, but on a fluke, picked up one of these just to try it out. I started laughing as soon as I played it. This bass does whatever you want, with exceptional clarity.

Fellow metal bassists; do not buy those stupid B.C. Rich Atrocities. If you're worth your sand as a bassist, you need a tone that cuts through the mix and a neck that allows you to do it quickly. I can think of nothing better for that task than this bass.

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Unbeatable Tone

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bossmusic1 on April 23, 2013 (updated April 23, 2013)
Professional Blues R&B Funk Alternative Rock Pop Rock Rap

I used to play the Jazz model for years and years until I discovered the P-Bass. The tone is so incredible on this bad boy that it sounds amazing as is. As a producer/engineer, it is always good when you have a quality recording that you don't have to spend hours editing. The P-Bass also fits the style of music I tend to produce: Pop/Rock and Urban. However, this is a bass that can be used to play any style.

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My first Bass

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EricShellhamer on February 20, 2013
Amateur Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock

I LOVE this bass. I picked it up at GC and it felt like a long lost friend. The quality and workmanship is very nice. I used flat wound strings and it sounds fantastic.

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Great bass. Classic!

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somatophylax on February 18, 2013
Amateur Heavy Metal

Got this bass recently, and I am very happy with it. Great balance. The maple fret board is exquisite to play.

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General

General
Model Name: American Special Precision Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0111560300
Series: American Special
Advertised Price: $999.99
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Slim "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: Black or White Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Electronics

Electronics
Middle Pickup: Vintage-Style Alnico Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass).
Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil
Special Electronics: Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off Highs Without Adding Bass)

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard Vintage-Style with Single Groove Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Pickup Covers: Black Matte
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Unique Features: U.S.-Made, Gloss Urethane Body Finish (Satin Urethane Neck Finish), Slim Profile, Fast-Action Neck, Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit and Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods
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