Reviews and Problems with Fender '50s Precision Bass
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15 March 2012
Summary: I've had one of these for nearly a year and have gigged locally and traveled with the bass, even shipping it across the country and back with no issues. I bought it thinking it would be a decent sounding, nice looking pbass that could be easily replaced if damaged, lost, or stolen.......It has met all of my expectations. It's a solid and affordable bass with nice looks. ------------------------------ hey now baby . . . . . .
Summary: I let go of my 2003 Highway 1 P Bass for this one. It had a warmer sound and more comfortable neck. Even though I have eight basses, I find myself going to this one for a variety of uses - mostly in church. I have no need for any other P Bass. I love this one.
Pros: Great value, warm tone, excellent sustain, vintage look
Summary: When I received my beautiful 2 tone burst 50's p, i immediately put flats on it. This puppy sounds killer! Deep, smooth bass response, but enough glass that it is still a very articulate sounding instrument even with the tone rolled down. With the tone at approx. half way and some high density foam under the strings, I have the quinesential (sp?) motown bass tone.
Summary: In order to get the full effect of this bass, you have to try it w/ flatwound strings. When I got it, it came w/ Fender super bass roundwound strings and had a lot of finger noise. I was somewhat dissappointed in the sound and couldnt really get it to sound right. It seems i've had this problem before w/ Pbasses, live they get lost in the mix but they are essential for recording in the studio. Then I slapped some Fender flats on it...........
Summary: I have the Honey blond and it is a beauty. This thing has that tone that was in my head that fat old school p-bass sound. it feels and plays line a dream nice p- width neck and the finish on the neck is not stickey like that poly garbage they put on the American basses now. Thr Brigde can be fun to get the intonation right because it does not tilt but it works.
Pros: Great neck and the sound is excellent great old school tone
Cons: Keep turning the tuners the wrong way they are reverse but that is the only thing .
Summary: The Fender Classic Series or reissues are excellent made basses both USA and Mexican models.. The build quality is as good as any USA Fender which I also own. This bass is basically a 57P reissue true to the original. The big neck and headstock add to the fat tone while still easy to play. The bass has classic P bass tone, great feel with the vintage frets, good looks and finish and the weight was good as well. This bass is a keeper.
Summary: I have played bass for about 40 years now, and yes, I made it my life's work. I currently have about 16 basses. I am not a collector; I play most of them for different purposes. I sold my 73 P bass back in 1983 because I had a custom Alembic built for me. All I can say is a few years later I began to miss my P bass terribly, for both sentimental reasons, and also its straightforward sound.
Summary: I ordered this bass off the net and didn't know what to expect but trusted all the good reviews I had read. In the early eighties I owned the american version of this bass. Other than the chrome covers and finger rest I cant tell much diffence at all. The woodwork is every bit as good. I think what kept the price lower was using a poly finish rather than laquer but it is actually a stronger finish.