Squier 40th Anniv P-Bass DR


Electric Bass

  • 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition
  • Body: Nyatoh
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Black dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck finish: Tinted matte urethane lacquer
  • Neck profile: "C
  • Scale: 864 mm (34")
  • Fretboard radius: 241 mm (9.5")
  • Nut width: 42.8 mm (1.685")
  • Bone nut
  • 20 Narrow tall frets
  • Pickup: Fender Designed AlNiCo Split Coil
  • Master volume and master tone controls
  • Single layer gold-anodized aluminum pickguard
  • Vintage style bridge with 4 tailpieces
  • Vintage style tuners
  • Aged Chrome Hardware
  • String gauge: .045 - .105
  • Colour: Satin Dakota Red
Available since July 2022
Item number 536193
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Red
Soundboard Nyatoh
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System P
Elektronic Passive
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Incl. Gigbag No
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40 years of the Squier Precision Bass!

Squier 40th Anniversary Precision Bass

2022 marks Squier's 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, the brand has launched a series of limited-edition instruments - which of course include the legendary Precision Bass. The Squier 40th Anniversary P-Bass, shown here in its striking Satin Dakota Red finish, is loaded with a Fender-designed AlNiCo split coil pickup and features robust aged chrome hardware with a matt finish that optimally enhances the instrument's authentic vintage looks. This anniversary model from Squier combines a nyatoh body in the classic slimline Precision Bass shape with a one-piece maple neck featuring 20 "narrow tall" frets, all of which provides both a well-balanced look and a comfortable playing feel.

AlNiCo split coil pickup on the Squier 40th Anniversary Precision Bass

Precision meets power

The Precision Bass has always enjoyed a reputation as an immensely flexible instrument that will handle everything from punchy and powerful basslines through to finely-nuanced solo passages. The Squier 40th Anniversary P-Bass is no exception, and its solid-wood construction combined with the Fender-designed pickup mean that players can expect the same sought-after tone that can be heard on countless legendary recordings. The bolt-on neck features a slim-taper C profile and a smooth satin finish to ensure a high level of playing comfort over the entire fingerboard, whose upper registers are also easily accessible thanks to the bass's classic double cutaway. Squier has also not cut any corners in terms of hardware here, and the Squier 40th Anniversary P-Bass accordingly comes complete with a sturdy bridge and precise vintage-style machine heads which promise many years of reliable service.

Squier 40th Anniversary Precision Bass neck joint

Limited edition on a budget

There can be no doubt that the Squier 40th Anniversary P-Bass is a genuine Precision Bass through and through, which despite its limited production run gives players both the immense versatility and the authentic vintage looks with which the design is synonymous - at a price that is affordable for discerning beginners as well as for more long-term Precision Bass afficionados. So whether they are looking for a collectible bass or better still a reliable workhorse for the rehearsal room, stage, and studio - in the latter of which its sonic flexibility and comfortable playing feel will truly come into its own - bass players can be sure that the Squier 40th Anniversary P-Bass is a sound investment.

Squier 40th Anniversary Precision Bass headstock

About Squier

Fender is without doubt one of the most legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturers of all time. The company was founded in 1946 by its namesake Leo Fender († 1991), whose innovative ideas brought a breath of fresh air into the musical world. His Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, and Jazz Bass are not only classics – they also continue to shape the styles of musicians in countless genres to this day. Incidentally, Squier has existed as a company since the 19th century. It supplied Fender with strings right from the start, before being acquired by the company in 1965. Fender has been producing its iconic guitar and bass models at beginner-friendly prices under the Squier brand since 1982.

From Jazz to Rock and from Soul to Funk

The number of musical styles in which the Precision Bass has established its legacy is ample testament to the versatility of the design. The Squier 40th Anniversary P-Bass represents a worthy continuation of this legacy and, with its AlNiCo split-coil pickup, will capably handle everything from Funk to Rock and Soul to Blues. And quite apart from its authentic and highly usable sound, this anniversary bass from Squier will also provide a feast for the eyes thanks to its striking Satin Dakota Red finish and gold-anodised aliminium pickguard, a combination that will make it an eyecatcher everywhere from the living room to the concert stage.

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5 Reviews

Great take on a "Vintage" P Bass
Moonlet 16.01.2023
I'd like to start with the CONS:
- The quality control Squier does on their recent basses and guitars still has quite a room for improvement even on their top series as Classic Vibe or this anniversary one.
- The nut on the bass I received had a huge chip next to the lower E slot. Luckily it doesn't have any impact on the sound but it's still a bummer to me.
- The machine heads Squier puts on their top series get worse and worse. IMHO the discontinued Vintage Modified series had better hardware.
- There were a few scratches on the pickguard. I'm not sure if those originated from someone testing that bass before or just some blemishes caused during the production.
- It was already mentioned in another review that the heads of the pickguard screws are not flush with the surface and are slightly tilted, meaning those were not properly lined up with the holes before screwing in.

Now about the PROS:
- That satin finish and the color look amazing in person. It does feel good too!
- The playability of the neck is great, I really like the profile, add on top the satin finish.
- The tinted finish they gave to the neck looks really beautiful in combination with Dakota Red.
- Aged hardware has some attractiveness to it.
- Frets were quite well polished and didn't have any sharp edges.
- The sound that pickup produces is surprisingly good! It's punchy, it's clear and I believe it will stand out in the mix really well.

In general, it's a great instrument with some unique specs making it a desirable piece in your collection. Squier did really step up in the game and offers very attractive instruments these days. I would expect just a tad more on the QC side at least for their top series.


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Klasse Bass
Schmidti83 13.01.2023
Im Laden gesehen und in die Farbe verliebt.
Erster Gedanke: Ja als Deko gefällt er mir ganz gut...
Angespielt und total begeistert. Habe mir den Bass dann gekauft und was soll ich sagen.
Die Bespielbarkeit des Halses hat mich von vornherein überzeugt. Er liegt sehr gut in der Hand. Auch der Sound, egal ob Bass-Combo, Transistor-Amp, Sans-Amp Bodentreter... alles bisher gespielt. Auch meine Bandkollegen und auch unsere Tontechniker bei Gigs sind sehr begeistert.
Passiver Bass der mit viel Druck rüber kommt. Wer es knackiger mag der dreht einfach bisl Höhen am Podi rein und läuft.

Fazit: Preis-Leistung tip top.

Meiner Meinung nach zum Fender Preci US nicht viele Abstriche


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Viel besser geht´s nicht!
QB68 17.12.2022
Ohne ausschweifendes Gelaber:

„der Gerät“ ist wirklich der Hammer!!!
Für vergleichsweise lächerliche € 599.- UVP (hier im Angebot für € 479.- / Stand : Mitte Dezember 22), bekommt der ambitionierte Bassist einen Preci, wie er viel besser nicht sein kann.
Hier stimmt insbesondere der Sound und die unverschämte Optik.
Das Spielgefühl ist erste Sahne.
Punktabzug lediglich bei der Verarbeitung: die Pickguard-Schrauben wurden vermutlich ohne vorzubohren mit Gewalt (Akku-Schrauber) reingerammt. Alle Schraubenköpfe sind scharfkantig ausgenudelt und stehen dennoch viel zu weit raus. (nicht bündig versenkt)
OK - gegen vernünftige, mit etwas kleinerem Kopf versehene Original Fender Schrauben ausgetauscht - fertig.

Wer den knurrigen 50s Preci-Sound sucht, ohne gleich im höheren Bereich 4-stellig werden zu wollen, kann hier nicht weghören und - sehen!
Selten so viel Spaß beim Bass spielen gehabt.
Zur Info: Autor ist Berufs-Musikant und Lehrer


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Meer Precision dan gedacht
Dottore S. 15.02.2023
Na positieve reviews de aankoop gewaagd van de Squier 4oth Anniversary P-bass. De meeste reviews gingen over de variant met donker ('Indian Laurel') fretboard en grote inlays, maar ik verwachtte meer Precision door de 'vintage' variant te bestellen. De hals van mijn model is helemaal esdoorn.

Natuurlijk droomt iedere bassist van de originele Fender, maar we weten allemaal dat vandaag de dag er weinig mis is met de goedkopere uitvoeringen. Er zal een strengere selectie van het hout plaatsvinden, zodat er geen oneffenheden te zien zijn en ook de body hoort officieel essen te zijn (geloof ik) in plaats van Nyato, een inheems soort mahonie uit Indonesie, dat voor deze Squiers is gebruikt. Als Nederlander met veel Indische kennissen, weet ik dat muziek de Indonesiërs met de moedermelk is meegegeven. Dus dat ze met liefde en aandacht instrumenten in elkaar zetten hoeft niet te verbazen en was mij al duidelijk door eerdere aankopen van Indonesische Epiphones. Vlekkeloos!

Een Precision is te vergelijken met een Telecaster: een no-nonsense werkpaard zonder poespas. Na een maand of twee gewerkt te hebben met deze Squier kan ik zeggen dat dit een perfect instrument is dat niets te wensen overlaat. De jazzbas produceert meer een opvallende toon, maar de Precision is een soort stille aanwezige in de mix. Klinkt prachtig met de tone-control helemaal dicht, maar kan heus knorren als je weer wat meer treble toevoegt.

Ik moet eerlijk toegeven dat ik nooit verwacht had zoveel plezier te beleven aan zo'n eenvoudig instrument, gewend als ik was aan boutiquebassen met doorlopende hals en gecompliceerde actieve toonregeling.


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