Delivering an authentic ’50s-era bass experience in sound, look and feel, the all-new Classic Vibe Precision Bass® ’50s boasts a gorgeous new Butterscotch Blonde finish on a pine body. Features include a vintage-tint gloss maple neck with 20 medium-jumbo frets and modern 9.5” Fingerboard radius, custom “original” single-coil pickup that delivers warm and earthy old-school Precision Bass tone, traditional single-ply black pickguard and HiMass™ bridge with four brass barrel saddles.
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The bass comes with a perfect setup, the hardware is massive and solid, the tuners work perfect, electronics are good, the neck is fat and comes with thin vintage frets, it offers excellent playability. Good sound, much lows, lots of funky treble, but for my taste it sounds too 'modern', I think the mids are too poor. I expected a 'rougher' sound, more fuzzed. I tried a SD SCPB-1 Vintage, it didn't make a better job, it sounded even more modern, so I still use the original PU. The pickguard is thick and glossy, it looks too modern. The thumb rest is also a nasty piece of plastic, but easy to remove. Anyhow, I love the bass. The only thing that really disturbs me is the laquer of the body - too thick, too glossy, to me it looks and feels like greasy meat, awful. I think I'm gonna replace it with something different. I'm not a nitro junkie, polyester works fine for me, but here it looks awful.
karl.horizont owns this item
You can't forget this is a replica of the very first electric bass in history, and it's still amazing to see and hear how perfect this project was.
the bridge is a good one, heavy with brass saddles, but it's obviously different from the original string-thru 2 saddle bridge design. tuners are smaller than the original too. Tiny details won't compromise playability, very good.
The action was perfectly setted up just out of the box, the body is light and this bass is very confy to wear and play. Change the nut as soon as you can, stock one is cheap, upgrading to a bone one won't cost you that much and will give great benefits in terms of sound.
mr step owns this item
|Model Name:||Classic Vibe Precision Bass® '50s, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Body Shape:||Precision Bass®|
|Neck Material:||1-Piece Maple|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Middle Pickup:||Vintage-Style Single-Coil Precision Bass|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Configuration:||Single Pickup|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle HiMass with Brass Saddles|
|Control Knobs:||Dome Style|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Vintage Styling, Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs, Contoured Body, Gold Squier Logo, Finger-rest, Synthetic Bone Nut, Brass Saddles|
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