Deluxe Active P Bass® Special


Model #: 0135760306

Deluxe Active P Bass® Special, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black, 1-Ply Beveled Gold Vinyl Pickguard $949.99

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For today's "active" bassist, Fender® offers the stylish and thunderous Deluxe Series Active Precision Bass® Special guitar. This huge-sounding hybrid model features an alder body with a single-ply beveled gold vinyl pickguard and a maple Jazz Bass® guitar neck (modern C shape) with a 20-fret, 9.5"-radius rosewood or maple fingerboard. Aboard are a standard alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup (middle) and a dual-coil ceramic Noiseless™ Jazz Bass pickup with nickel-plated pole pieces (bridge) with pan pot switching. Controls are master volume, pan and three-band active EQ with treble boost/cut (+/- 10 db at 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave), mid boost/cut (+10dB, -15dB at 500Hz, and a wide band slope) and bass boost/cut (+/- 12db at 40Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave). Other features include chrome hardware, American Vintage Precision Bass bridge, side-mounted jack and deluxe gig bag.

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Killing Bass

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epastor85 on February 8, 2014 (updated February 10, 2014)
Semi-Professional Rock Reggae / Ska Punk

Nothing to envy in comparison to more expensive Precisions.

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Thunder bass

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Thrym on November 27, 2013 (updated November 27, 2013)
Amateur Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Punk

A great bass with a versatile sound (thanks to the pickup combination), and nice to play. It sounds like an American.
I removed the gold pickguard of my navy blue bass for a white one.
Awesome for slap.

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Fender Bass Deluxe Active Chrome Red Maple Neck

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Bassmarty on September 8, 2013
Professional Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Reggae / Ska

Hi, very impressed with this Bass .MIM value but the build is second to nothing. I cannot fault this bass with the Hybrid Body and Neck plus the pick up combination. The neck is fast and very Jazz narrow at the end so its quick to get around. I am delighted personally I like the Chrome red and maple combination its bright powerful sound being Active is versatile and when you need it has all the grunt and power you ever will need.
Straight out of the box, it was set up perfectly and that's what I wanted but past experience has taught me often, this is not the way a guitar comes, then you have to spend time getting the action adjusted.. Not with this Fender its as good as it gets..My best buy and I'm going to keep her .. she's mine !!

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Great Instrument

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darthturtle3 on March 19, 2013
Amateur Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Punk

This is my first bass, so I might not know too much about how it compares with others, but I really like it. The bass feels very comfortable in my hands. I've borrowed other basses from my friends to try them out, but I've yet to find a neck that feels as good as the jazz-style neck on this instrument. The 2 pickups gives the bass versatility, which is very useful since sometimes I have to play vastly different styles of music (I personally enjoy heavy metal and hard rock, but sometimes my band want to play pop songs).

Overall, this is one of my most prized possessions, and I think it's a very good bass.

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playability and tone

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Leader1 on February 23, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal Folk

I was skeptical of a MIM instrument, but after trying several other models this one was the best choice for me. The smooth playability of the J-bass neck (+ rosewood warmth) with the look and feel of the P-bass makes this bass hard to beat. The wide range of tones you can get with the J&P bass pickups and active eq seems endlesss. I have been playing for over 25 years and this bass can handle all of the music styles you can throw at it. The craftmanship was surprisingly of high quality and a great value at this price range. Over the years I had heard negative feedback in regard to Fender MIM products - not the case with this one. One slight negative is I would have liked more options for the pickguard. I can see how the gold pickguard would turn some people off. I have grown to like it even after considering a custom replacement. You are getting a bass that has the look playability and sounds of a "high end" Fender model at what I would call a bargain price.

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5 Excellent

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magicpoe on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

Smooth playing bass all around. Maple fretboard impressed me more than the rosewood.

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Deluxe P-Bass Special

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yahad on February 18, 2013
Semi-Professional Country

I bought the Deluxe P-Bass Special in Blizzard Pearl and really enjoy the looks and the features of this bass. This is a great combination of the Jazz Bass and the P-Bass. The smaller body of one, combined with the narrower neck of the other, make it very easy to handle and play. I couldn't think of any good reason to not get this bass since you get a P-Bass plus a lot more options for sound. The P-Bass pickup gives you the classic P-Bass sound, the Jazz Bass pickups give you an added dimension that I use often. You can use either the P-Bass pickup or the Jazz Bass pickup exclusively, or you can pan to any point across both pickups quickly to give you the exact sound you want depending on the number you are playing. Combine this with the tone controls and you can get about any bass sound out of this instrument that you need.

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General
Model Name: Deluxe Active P Bass® Special, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black, 1-Ply Beveled Gold Vinyl Pickguard
Model Number: 0135760306
Series: Deluxe
MSRP: $949.99
Color: Black

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin 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: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™ Jazz Bass with Nickel-Plated Pole Pieces
Middle Pickup: Vintage-Style Alnico Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Pan Control, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Active Electronics

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard: 1-Ply Beveled Gold Vinyl
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
Unique Features: Side Mounted Jack
Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
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