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Fender Adam Clayton Precision Electric Bass (with Case)

Pummel your audience with the same massive midrange growl as U2's Adam Clayton with his signature Fender P Bass in a limited edition Purple Sparkle finish. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Fender Hi-Mass Bridge Increased attack, sustain, and clarity of notes
Hipshot Ultralite Tuners Super lightweight and precision tuning stability
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

Fender Adam Clayton Precision Bass

Adam Clayton's impeccable groove and expansive bass tone form the sonic foundation of one of the biggest bands in the history of rock music: U2. Fender's Adam Clayton Precision Bass puts his rock-solid sound and style in your hands. This bass includes elegant appointments and authentic Fender tone, including a potent Fender Custom Shop pickup and a stunning limited-edition Purple Sparkle gloss finish with matching headstock. Includes a custom houndstooth hardshell case with plush interior.

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Model Name: Adam Clayton Precision Bass
Series: Artist
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, Custom Adam Clayton "C"
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
Frets: 20, Vintage
Position Inlays: Abalone Blocks (Maple)
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender/Hipshot Vintage-Style "Lollipop"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass
Pickguard: 3-Ply White Pearl
Pickups: Custom Shop '60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Pickup Switching: N/A
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Custom Houndstooth Hardshell
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 27 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0190072787
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Best P bass Ive played in years."
Overall: After careful consideration, I took a chance and invested in this bass. I've owned a significant number of Precisions over the years (haven't we all) and have yet to find my dream P. The 1963 AVRI P came really close. Amazing tone second only to Abby's hand wound stuff ! But I have never been a fan of 1.75 inch string spacing at the nut. I currently own a Precision Select. It has 1.62 inch spacing. But the problem with it is tone. Its good, but not amazing. And as reference should anyone care, for the last 3 years give or take, my main is a Dingwall Super J5. I received the Adam Clayton Sig P and immediately had a fit ! How in God's name can Fender continue to send 2,000.00 basses out the door with horrific set ups? 1/4 inch action at the 7th fret? I've seen better actions on uprights ! It was so bad that I almost packed the bass up and returned it. As for weight, My Dingwall SJ5 weighs exactly 8.5 pounds. The Clayton, feels a few ounces lighter. Guaranteed under 9 pounds. And yes. as an older guy that spends a lot of time with a bass dangling around my neck, weight matters. I simmered for a few hours and finally decided to make a quick pass on correcting set up issues. Adjusted truss rod, bridge, set intonation, and pick-up height. I didn't shoot for perfection, but did get a satisfactory set up on it. This obviously made a huge difference. Tone came alive on the bass and became far more comfortable to play. The neck is a dream and easily the best P neck I've ever played. While it has 1.50 string spacing at the nut (Jazz Spacing), it is thicker (neck depth) than most of the Jazz necks I've played. It is not a Jazz neck. Extremely comfortable. I don't feel it's cramped to play at all. A refreshing change as Fender seems to be hawking that 1.75 vintage neck and putting it on about everything. In addition to spending a few hours on it with the headphones on, I played it at church Sunday morning. I wanted to hear it through FoH as I had the Precision Select as a reference. While I could take or leave custom shop pick ups in the past, the specs chosen for this bass are incredible. Tone is both thick and focused on the bottom, if that's possible. It is in no way muddy. Low-mids and mids (That P bass magic) are glorious, without ever being honky. Highs are perfect for my taste. The sweet spot of slightly warm and crystal clear. And this is with Fender's stock strings of which I am not a fan. To my ears, they seem to have captured the sweet spot between modern P tones and vintage P tones without any of the respective negatives. It never got lost in the mix, nor did it ever sound clanky. To summarize, yes, this is a lot of money for a Precision. And I understand that because of the faster playing neck and the finish, it is not for everyone. But for my tonal tastes as someone that plays multiple genres, it is absolutely perfect. Frankly, I'm not sure I could do any better buying a Custom Shop or Master built. Fender doesn't make another Precision like this. Not even close. Forget about it being a signature bass. While I do respect Clayton (and the girth of his checkbook), I could care less that his name is on it. If you're looking for a Precision with both amazing tone and incredible playability, take a hard look at the Clayton Signature Precision. I rated manufacture support a 2 because of the horrific set up. Fender should be ashamed of themselves for letting a bass leave the factory like this.
Style of Music: CCM, Praise, Rock, Classic Rock, Funk, Alt, Country, Blues
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