Fender Deluxe P-Bass Special Active Electric Bass (Rosewood with Gig Bag)

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The Fender Deluxe P-Bass Special is a classic instrument with added punch. With a Rosewood fretboard, the Deluxe P-Bass Special also has striking looks.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
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
Dual-coil ceramic Jazz Bass pickup High-output and bright; cuts through dense mixes

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 Neck

This 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 One

The 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 EQ

Underneath the pickups you've got controls for the highly musical-sounding read more 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 Rock

The hardware on the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass is chrome throughout. And the beveled gold vinyl pickguard looks darned stylish, too!


- 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)

Hardware: Chrome

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.

Finish: Polyester

Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS,
Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .100,

Unique Features:
Side Mounted Jack
US Electronic Components

Source: Mexico

Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

Wrench Sizes: Truss Rod 3/16 in.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Fender Deluxe Rosewood P-Bass Special

The Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special is a blend of a P Bass and a Jazz Bass - with a few surprises to boot. The Deluxe Active P Bass Special has an alder P Bass body and fast, Jazz Bass neck (modern 'C' shape). Onboard electronics include a P/J pickup configuration and an impressive 3-band EQ - all U.S. electronic components. Other features include a gold anodized pickguard, a side-mounted output jack and chrome hardware. The Special is proudly built by Fender employees in their modern facility Ensenada Baja California, Mexico. A deluxe gig bag is included.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (45 ratings)
Submitted July 23, 2016 by Mr .Patrick Essex in Montpelier, OH

"BOTTOM LINE THE STAFF AT ZZOUNDS ARE REAL PROFESSIONALS ,,, i got one of the last ones...mine has the maple neck. ACES!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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HEY all i can say is the buying from zZounds on line was...pretty darn good! Jason K was the final sales person i ordered from. He was very patient and 100% in tune with the information i had recieved previously from 2 other sales pros...these guys know PRODUCT i had been searching literally coast to coast for my new p active ...this model has been out i believe since 2006 so needless to say i knew what i wanted..i probably had 5 or 6 in my hands before zzounds gave me not just the best price..they were consistant and very firm on me being totally happy with my new Special Active..i began my Rockin in the summer of 1974..and still possess a japanese fender knockoff my older brother FINALLY came home from theArmyafter 8 years part of it in the NAM from way back then and 4 other better configuration of Fender pj basses one Corona cal ..one Indonesian...2 from Ensenada Mex 1990 & 97 both Alder Body and sound better now then 20 yrs ago [ technology rt ] im not sure but these young uns are always tryin to offer me pretty good loot for my bullet proof Mexicans...i can truely say that for what i paid for my newest addition FDMPBS That came to me in the midwest in 2 days...THIS Black BEAUTY was and is a Prime unit ! I looked for two weeks to find something loose or paint flaw or run in the awesome paint...any way it is perfect to me...i know no such thing ..well it was a steal awhile back at the higher price i paid...it needed some of my favorite stainless secret weapon 105 etc..anyway read more it is gaining ground fast as my new FAV..It plays like a dream with the J Maple neck ..tweek the noiseless bridge pick.and my old ears are finding the groove with on board electronics...HEY IM 55 AND I FEEL ALIVE that is with my new ACTIVE DELUXE SPECIAL P !! OH i almost forgot zZounds gave me the 6 month pay plan....ITS AWESOME I CAN HIDE THE LOW MONTHLY FROM THE OLD LADY WITH NO SWEAT..in fact i think a new 1/2 stack or more is needed to Shake the rafters for this winters 16 block rampage....its pretty Amazing what some of these smaller setups can deliver..HEY i need a Bass amp package pro to GIve me the Professional Advice i got last time....I am happy that Jason and friends dont mind educating an Old small town Senior Like me on whats hot and whats not....Thank you all P.C.ESSEX

Musical Background:
ELEC/BASSMAN...Roaidiot/rymythemer/electromagician!!!,. YESSIR

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