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Fender Road Worn '50s Precision Electric Bass (with Gig Bag), 2-Color Sunburst

Built to capture the look, style, and sound of a well-loved 1950s-era instrument, this Road Worn P Bass features Fender's aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish. (9) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Precision Bass split single-coil pickup No hum; "bell-like" tone and clarity
Road Worn finish Look and feel of a "broken in," well-played guitar
Your Fender Road Worn '50s Precision electric bass comes with just what you'd expect from a popular decade in Fender's history. An alder wood P Bass body, a one-piece bolt-on maple neck in a comfortable C neck shape, a smooth maple fingerboard with 22 vintage-styled frets, slick nickel/chrome hardware, a cool gold anodized aluminum pickguard, a sturdy American Vintage Precision Bass bridge, and volume and tone control knobs to dial in your Precision Bass split single-coil pickup all make this '50s-looking axe a treat to play and hear. See how this baby upgrades your game by firing it up and letting it purr.

Alder Precision Bass Body

Your Road Worn Precision bass's body is cut into Fender's instantly recognizable Precision body shape that fits right against your front like a comfortable puzzle piece. Alder is a very popular choice for Fender guitars. It's a medium-weight wood, so it won't strain your back, and it pushes your mids and lows gently, giving your tone a pleasing, full-bodied sound. Alder also provides your playing a decent amount of sustain and resonance.

Precision Bass Split Single-Coil Pickup

Packed inside your axe's alder body is a Precision Bass split single-coil pickup to capture and project your notes. This pickup's two-piece configuration captures your higher strings closer to the bridge, while your lower strings are picked up closer to the neck. This gives your lower tones a nice and beefy color, while your higher notes hive slightly more brightness and edginess to them, allowing your higher melodic notes to cut through with a little more presence. It's a classic design that's stood the test of time since the original P Bass hit the scene in the 1950s.

C-Shaped Maple Neck and Fingerboard

You'll love the way this maple neck feels once you wrap your hand around its comfortable C shaped cut. Its maple fingerboard is smooth to the touch, and your fingers will glide effortlessly across this appendage's 22 vintage-style frets. The maple wood on this neck gives your playing a pleasant tightness, and although maple is a somewhat bright wood, your high notes won't have any overbearing timbre. A warm and well-rounded tone is what you get with every note from your Road Worn '50s Precision bass.

Secure and Sleek Chrome/Nickel Hardware

Adding to this baby's vintage looks is its slick chrome/nickel hardware. Your vintage-style reverse tuners give this axe a cool aged look, and your American Vintage Precision Bass bridge holds your game down in style and confident security. Your notes sustain alluringly and stay in tune for longer periods of time while you're playing, so you can focus on performing without any distractions.

Features:

- Precision body type of alder wood
- Scale length of 34"
- One-piece bolt-on maple neck in C neck shape
- 1.750" nut width
- Maple fingerboard of 22 vintage style frets
- Precision Bass Split single coil pickup
- One volume and one bass control
- Nickel/chrome hardware
- Vintage-style reverse tuners
- American Vintage Precision Bass Bridge
- Gold anodized aluminum pickguard
- Gig bag included

Pick up this well-loved P Bass and take it on the road -- it's ready to wear a few more battle scars!

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- Model Name: Road Worn '50s Precision Bass(R)
- Model Number: 013-1712-(Color #)
- Series: Road Worn(TM) Series
- Colors: (303) 2-Color Sunburst, (340) Fiesta Red, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
- Body: Alder
- Neck: 1-Piece Maple, "C" Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25 in. Radius (184 mm)
- No. of Frets: 20 Vintage Style Frets
- Pickups: 1 Precision Bass Split Single-Coil Pickup (Mid)
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Pickup Switching: None
- Bridge: American Vintage Precision/Jazz Bass
- Machine Heads: Vintage Style Reverse Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Pickguard: Gold Anodized Aluminum
- Scale Length: 34 in. (864 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.750 in. (44.5 mm)

Unique Features:
- Distressed Body
- Neck and Hardware Creating an Aged and Worn Appearance
- Vintage Styling
- Gold Anodized Aluminum Pickguard
- Synthetic Bone Nut

- Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS
- Gauges: (.045, .065, .080, .100), P/N 073-7250-005
- Accessories Included: Deluxe Gig Bag
- Introduced: 1/2009

Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
2-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The original was born in the '50s and produced the sound of bass. On the road, the more you punished a Precision, the more it gave back -- a virtually indestructible bass that took a beating and laughed while it asked for more, becoming even cooler-looking and more comfortable-feeling. Fender's Road Worn '50s Precision Bass guitar delivers that aged look and feel -- designed with 1950s specs, including a nitrocellulose-lacquer finish, and built to look, sound and feel like it's got more than just a few miles on it.
Customer Reviews
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Sound: The sound of this 50s road worn Pbass is awesome IMHO... however, I changed the pickup (based on a review I read elsewhere). I crossed my fingers and put in a SeymourDuncan Antiquity pickup, as suggested by the reviewer. I am not sorry I did that. Whereas the original pickup sounded great. the seymour duncan sounds really-really great. Feature: Not many features here except for the free gigbag. The road worn look is nice. I got the sunburst model. The brass pickguard is groovy. the retro tuners are tight but really hold tuning well. The neck feels like it's on the large side, but only a fraction. I got used to it fairly quick and have adjusted (was playing basses with smaller necks before). Ease of Use: This is a very simple bass. just plug it in and play. One volume knob, One tone knob.... done. This bass is kind of a large instrument, so I would not recommend this one for small kids learning bass etc... the bass has a nice weight to it. not too heavy, and not too light either. Quality: The fit and finish are nearly flawless. The quality is fairly high. The one thing I had to do (and this is due to my guitar tech knowledge) is add another string tree (string holder-downer thingy) for the two heavy strings E and A....BECAUSE.... there was moderated string buzzing in the nut slots. holding the strings down stopped the nut buzzing. The bass comes with the standard one string tree for the D and G strings. Overall, I am very happy with the bass quality and finish. Value: I paid the full discount list of 999.99 (used the 4 payment plan). It is about the maximum I would pay. I almost wish it was more like 899 tops. However, this is ultimately a fine bass to own.... Manufacturer Support: have not used it yet for the bass. but I have asked Fender for help with other matters, and they have always come thru with answers. The Wow Factor: I would say this bass is inspiring, it has a high 'coolness' factor, in my opinion... Overall: I expect to be happy with this bass for a long while. I was collecting cheaper basses in the past (and fixing them up), but there is nothing like buying and playing a more quality instrument.
Style of Music: pop,rock,country,funk, artistic
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Sound: Vintage Fender Precision bass. Volume and tone very basic. It's a Precision!!! Lots of tone possibilities from low down thump to twangy by just by turning the tone knob. The Precision bass sits well in the mix in all kinds of musical styles. Feature: The nitro finish is very nice. The relic treatment gives the bass some character. Ease of Use: This bass has a wide neck. I would try to get your hands on one to see if it's a good fit for you. Not a good beginners bass for younger players with smaller hands. Once set up properly, the bass is very comfortable to play. Quality: Build quality is very good for a MIM Fender. Overall: I have been looking for a Precision bass to replace my old '66. Played a lot of the newer MIA and MIM models and was never quite happy with the necks on these. I'm used to the wide "c" shaped necks. Ordered a Road Worn based on other reviews. This bass felt like my old bass. The neck is very comfortable and has a worn in feel to it. The nitro finish lets the wood resonate more than poly. This bass is very light weight to, I'm guessing 8 lbs or so. I re-strung it up with flatwound strings and the tone is very old school. Factory set up was a little high so with a little adjustment the bass was playing very nice.
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