Fender American Original 50s Precision Bass - Aztec Gold
Vintage-inspired P Bass from Fender
The introduction of the Fender Precision Bass in 1951 was truly a revolution of sound and style when it first appeared. While not technically the first electric bass, it was the first of its kind to garner widespread use and accolades for its playability and amplified tone. The Fender American Original '50s Precision Bass continues the tradition of playability for this iconic instrument while adding modern updates and appointments. This is truly the instrument that ushered in the modern electric bass as a staple of amplified performance in multiple genres, but especially the emerging world of rock and roll. Bassists here at Sweetwater love the playability and classic tone of this vintage-inspired P Bass from Fender.
Versatile, vintage pickup
These Pure Vintage ’58 Precision Bass split-coil pickup is truly period-correct with enamel-coated coil, cloth-covered output wires, and Alnico 5 magnets. The sound this pickup puts out ranges from fat low end to punchy midrange to toothy treble — a beautiful sonic combination that is the foundation of Fender Precision Bass tone. Jazz, funk, rock — this bass can cover it all with the kind of tonal styling that leaves you and your audience satisfied.
That glorious neck
Ask any player who has spent time with the Thick C-style maple neck profile of the Fender American Original '50s Precision Bass, and you will hear a string of descriptors ranging from deep and balanced to one of a kind. With a 9.5" radius and a bound maple fingerboard with vintage-tall frets, this neck sits beautifully in the hands and features a touch and response dynamic that opens wide the doors of stylistic exploration.
Fender American Original '50s Precision Bass Features:
- 4-saddle vintage-style bridge with threaded steel saddles provides amazing support for staying in tune
- Thick C-style maple neck profile sits balanced in your hand, inviting stylistic exploration
- Pure Vintage ’58 Precision Bass single-coil pickup kicks out a wide range of tonal stylings
- Nickel/Chrome hardware adds vintage look and feel