Bass—it's where rhythm meets melody, creating a righteous groove that forces you to move with it. Without the Fender Precision Bass, the original electric bass, dance floors everywhere would be empty. As music evolves, our instruments change in lockstep; the end result is today's version of this seminal instrument—the American Professional Precision Bass.
V-Mod Precision Bass pickups are modified versions of our classic vintage pickup designs. Packed with the fundamental Fender bass sound you know and love, these split-coil pickups use alnico 5 magnets on the treble side and alnico 2 on the bass side to deliver classic tone with all the vintage warmth and crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend.
Considered by many to be the gold standard of bass neck profiles, American Professional Precision Bass guitars use the ‘63 P Bass® neck profile. The satin finish on the back of the neck provides a smooth fret-hand feel.
Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.
Wider at the top than the bottom, the fluted shafts force the string windings downward and keep them tight, resulting in a sharper and consistent break angle over the nut, creating increased sustain and better tuning stability.
All American Professional bass necks incorporate Posiflex graphite rods to reinforce against movement that can occur with fluctuations the environment. Embedded beneath the fingerboard, they improve reliability on the road, in the studio or in your home.
An original-era Fender design element, a bone nut contributes to superior tone and performance. Many players consider bone nuts to be more “organic” sounding.
The Precision Bass was a truly revolutionary instrument when it was released in 1951. As music evolves, our instruments change in lockstep; the end result is today’s version, the American Professional Precision Bass. Follow along with Fender Signature Artist Sean Hurley (John Mayer, Ringo Starr, Alanis Morissette, Vertical Horizon) as he tours the historic instrument’s newest iteration. Developed by longtime bass pickup master Michael Bump, the brand new V-Mod split-coil Precision Bass pickup uses a carefully selected blend of alnico magnet types for balanced tone. The “golden” ’63 P Bass neck profile nestles perfectly in the player’s hand, while the narrow-tall frets provide a familiar playing feel and perfect intonation. Learn more about the new American Professional series at Fender.com ----- Sean is playing the Fender American Professional Precision Bass in Antique Olive through a Fender Bassman 100T Head and a Rumble 410 Cabinet. SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://bit.ly/FenderSubscribe SHOP NOW: bit.ly/ShopFender About Fender: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is the world’s foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment. With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues, and many others. Connect with Fender: Visit FENDER WEBSITE: https://www.fender.com Like FENDER on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/fender Follow FENDER on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/fender Follow FENDER on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/fender Follow FENDER on TUMBLR: http://officialfender.tumblr.com Follow FENDER on SNAPCHAT: https://www.snapchat.com/add/fender Sean Hurley On the Fender American Professional Precision Bass | Fender https://www.youtube.com/fender