You're likely to find the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special to be one of the most versatile basses in the entire Fender line. That's because it comes equipped with both a Precision Bass pickup in the middle position, and a dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge. This hybrid instrument not only gives you access to two totally unique sound sources -- it allows you to blend the output of the pickups to create new and unique combinations. Special, indeed!
P Bass Body, J Bass NeckThis dynamic instrument is made from an alder body cut with the classic P Bass contours. The neck, however, is a maple Jazz Bass design, cut in the modern C-shape profile that has proven consistently to be the smoothest and fastest-playing neck shape on Fender basses. There are 20 stainless steel frets here, all cleanly accessible, even in the highest positions. The neck plays with a comfortable 9.5-inch radius.
Hybrid Pickup Design: Like Two Basses in OneThe distinguishing feature of the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special is the presence of both P and J Bass pickups. In the middle position you'll find a standard alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, delivering a powerful, singing tone. Below that, in the bridge position, you've got the active dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup with nickel-plated pole pieces and pan-pot switching.
Pan-Pot Pickup Blending and Active EQUnderneath the pickups you've got controls for the highly musical-sounding active 3-band EQ. Treble, Mids, and Bass frequencies can all be adjusted here. Select your pickup -- or blend the outputs of both -- with the pan pot.
Rock-Solid and Ready to RockThe hardware on the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass is chrome throughout. And the beveled gold vinyl pickguard looks darned stylish, too!
Features:- Alder Body
- Maple Jazz Bass Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 20 medium jumbo Frets
- 1 x standard Alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup
- 1 x dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup
- Master Volume and Pan Pot
- 3-band active EQ
- American Vintage Precision Bass Bridge
- Standard Chrome Machine heads
- Beveled Gold Vinyl Pickguard
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Series: Deluxe Series
Body: Alder (Precision Bass Body)
Neck: Maple Jazz Bass neck, Modern 'C' Shape, Satin polyurethane finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5-inch Radius/241 mm
Number of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo frets
Scale Length: 34-inch (864 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.50-inch (38mm)
Machine Heads: Standard
Bridge: American Vintage Precision Bass
Pickguard: Gold Anodized Aluminum Precision Bass Pickguard
1 Standard Alnico Split Single-Coil Precision Bass Pickup (Mid)
1 Dual-Coil Ceramic Jazz Bass Pickup (Bridge)
Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot, 3-Band Active EQ with:
Treble Boost/Cut: +/- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave.
Mid Boost/Cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.
Bass Boost/Cut: +/- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.
Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS,
Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .100,
Side Mounted Jack
US Electronic Components
Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
Wrench Sizes: Truss Rod 3/16 in.
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 16 lbs