Fender - American Performer P Bass, MN, Penny

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Article number: 019-8602-384
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Climb to the summit of performance. This is a bass guitar that will give you your most exciting, enjoyable playing experience ever. The Fender American Performer Precision Bass MN is the instrument you need to take your bass playing to the next level. Designed with the aim of achieving excellence in every area, it'll give you everything you've ever wanted in a bass guitar. And more.

There's supremely powerful live sound. The Yosemite electronic system performs brilliantly at high output, meaning you can ramp up the volume to fill any venue without feedback. Play any genre you like thanks to a duo of jazz and precision bass pickups. Inject incredible dynamism into your basslines with a slick maple neck and fingerboard. This is power. This is performance. This is Precision.

 

Traditional alder body

The American Performer Precision Bass is crafted from a classic alder body, injecting your overall tone with excellent resonance and balance. This will give you extra clarity when playing at high volumes. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice since the '50s, as its balanced response and definition is ideal for rock and blues.

Smooth playing action

Experience natural playability that provides you with peak performance. Fender have fitted the American Performer Precision Bass with the optimum neck and fingerboard combination to ensure you're always able to play at your best.

Enjoy fantastic speed. A sleek maple neck allows you to move quickly up and down the bass' scale. Perfect for playing those dynamic, scintillating basslines that you've always yearned for. Your audience won't know what's hit them. You can move freely and swiftly across the frets, too. The maple fingerboard is also very sleek, adding extra smoothness to your playing action. And it'll give you crispness and accuracy in every note. A flawlessly crafted neck and fingerboard.

Play on all night long

Sound and playability are combined with amazing effect in the American Performer Precision Bass. It's so enjoyable to play, you won't want to put it down. And Fender have done their best to ensure that you won't have to. They've developed a modern "C"-shaped neck, a profile that fits comfortably into your frethand. This means your hand won't have to strain or stretch to hit notes, and you'll have comfort at every point along the neck. Cramp will become a thing of the past, meaning you can play for hours on end without discomfort ever holding you back.

Terrific tone and electric power

Embrace a bass with a range that can accommodate any playing style. You'll enjoy all-encompassing sound thanks to a pair of differentiated Yosemite pickups. A revolutionary development from Fender, the Yosemite delivers all of the exhilarating, raw sound of a single-coil pickup, but with none of the unwanted, noisy feedback. Flat-staggered pole pieces help to increase output while retaining clarity, meaning you can play at maximum volume without the worry of your music being interrupted. It's this that makes the American Performer ideal for live performance.

Furthermore, you can enjoy this amazing sound quality and power in a system that will work perfectly with any genre or style of music you throw at it. A single-coil jazz bass pickup at the bridge position adds sharp bite and attack to your sound, while a middle split single-coil P bass pickup provides depth and richness. Play with total creative freedom.

Let every note ring

Remarkable resonance. Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut, the Fender Precision Bass delivers increased sustain and bright tonality. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, synthetic bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone. This means each and every note you play will sound full and clear.

A musical icon

The original. When Leo Fender designed the very first Precision Bass in 1950, he could never have imagined the gigantic effect it would have on the world of music. Its incredible sound, playability, and style has seen it become an enduring fixture in the music of some of the world's very best artists.

The first widely used electric bass guitar, the Precision is synonymous with both quality and versatility. That's why a massive variety of musicians have all employed one in their music at one time or another.

John Paul Jones, one of the greatest bassists of all-time, used one as Led Zeppelin rocked their way to super-stardom. Roger Waters played one as Pink Floyd became one of the greatest bands ever. Dee Dee Ramone helped invent punk with one. They've appeared in the music of Oasis, The Police, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, and Elvis Presley. Lasting pedigree.

Crafted with care

Fender have been crafting the very best guitars in the business for over 70 years. They've always been at the forefront of developing instruments that continually raise the bar of quality for the music industry. With the Telecaster, they made the first successful solid body electric guitar. In the Strat, they invented distinctive sound that would drive rock 'n' roll to its status as one of the most well-loved music genres in existence. Their Precision and Jazz basses brought more power to bass playing than ever.

A company rooted in sonic revolution, Fender have returned to their Californian roots with the American Performer series. This is a stunning collection of instruments, each of which is designed in their Corona factory in the USA to provide vintage feel and sound, combined with superb, modern performance. These really are one-of-a-kind, and continue Fender's long tradition of changing the game in terms of guitar manufacture. Get yourself an American Performer for unique quality to last a lifetime.

Specifications

  • Model Number: 0198602384
  • Series: American Performer

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Shape: Precision Bass
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Colour: Penny

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: Modern ''C''
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5''
  • Frets: 20 Jumbo
  • Inlays: Black Dots
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.625'' (41.3mm)

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Yosemite Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Middle Pickup: Yosemite Split Single-Coil P Bass
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Tuners: Fender ''F'' Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys w/Tapered Shafts
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Bridge Saddles: Steel
  • Pickguard: 3-ply Black/White/Black
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Strings: Fender USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045 - .105 Gauges)
  • Case Included: Deluxe Gig Bag
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