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Fender Deluxe Active Precision Special PF Electric Bass (with Gig Bag)
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Fender Deluxe Active Precision Special PF Electric Bass (with Gig Bag)

Need versatility? The Deluxe Precision Bass Special's set of P and J style pickups can switch between active or passive modes to suit the task at hand.

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Submitted November 21, 2017 by Justin r in Centreville, MD
"Not too bad"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This bass is a great instrument for the money. I was switching back to a 4 string from 5 and 6 string basses and didn't want to spend too much. This seemed to fit the budget, had a ton of features, and fender tone is second to none in my book. When the bass is in passive mode it has great highs and lows, as well as sustain. There is no tone control in passive mode, but that works for me. The finish was great despite purchasing a blemished model, the neck is straight and the action was perfect for me. The high mass bridge is a great upgrade leading to tons of sustain and uninhibited tone. The intonation was about a semitone off on every string, but that was easily corrected. The active mode on this bass sounds amazing, however is no stranger to that standard fender buzz/hum. It was something I had hoped fender had resolved given the other upgrades and much cheaper basses not having this problem. That being said, I ended up pulling the pickguard off and applying my own copper shielding to the cavities. Once inside it was easy to see the problems, there was a very thin layer of shielding paint in all of the electronics cavities, only decent shielding was on the back of the pickguard. I'm glad I made the decision to open up the guitar for 2 reasons. The first was the shielding took care of almost all of the hum/buzz. the second reason was that I discovered the electronics were not grounded to the pickguard, the wire had come loose. It made must enough contact that the bridge/strings/tuners were grounded, but a good shake or jolt could have caused much bigger grounding issues (we all know that would have happened while gigging somewhere). In the end I had to remove the bridge, expose more wire from the its shielding and put everything back together. Now this bass sounds great no matter the mode. After about an hour of work on the bass I can say I absolutely love it and would have happily paid much more than I did. This covers all types of playing with the active/passive mode and fits just about any genre.
Musical Background:
Playing for about 20 years. The bass, guitar, Trumpet, Tuba, Trombone. I play in a local gigging blues band and at church
Musical Style:
Blues, Rock, Praise, Metal
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Submitted May 17, 2020 by Erik Newcombe in Ionia, MI
"Affordable and dependable bass!"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
The Fender Precision was the first bass guitar I purchased when I started getting serious about playing. I was not disappointed with the product that arrived a couple short days later. This bass guitar has many tonal options and can adapt to any genre of music. It also has a switch to go between active and passive pickups. The neck is a perfect size and fit and allows for maximum control while playing. My only complaint is that it's a heavy bass and can out a strain on the back if rehearsing or performing for more than an hour. Last but not least I was completely satisfied with my purchase and the bass came set up almost to perfection with low action. This bass is worth the money and honestly it's the only bass you ever really need.
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Been playing music for 15 years bass guitar and drums and play with a band based in capitol area Michigan.
Musical Style:
Rock/alternative/garage rock
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Submitted October 24, 2018 by Davious Ward in Erie, PA
"Amazin’"
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I love the jazz neck on the pass body. After setting it up, it plays amazing. The sounds I am getting out of this bass are like no other I have had before.The tone possibilities seem endless.Very pleased, thank You zZounds! You rock.
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Rock
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