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Fender 50s Precision Bass MN HB

4- String Electric Bass

  • 50s Precision bass
  • Alder body
  • One-piece maple neck with "C" shape
  • Maple fretboard (7.25" radius/ 184 mm)
  • 20 Vintage style frets
  • 1 Precision bass split single coil pickup
  • American vintage precision bass bridge
  • Vintage style reverse machine heads
  • Nickel/ chrome hardware
  • Gold anodized aluminum pickguard
  • 34" (864 mm) Scale
  • 1.750" (44.5 mm) Width at the nut
  • Incl. deluxe gig bag
  • Colour: honey blonde
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  • Jazz

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Colour Blonde
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System P
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes

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06.03.2014
This has been my workhorse for 7 years now. I use the original pickup and see no need to change it. Blends well tonally in a standard blues setting with flatwound strings. Thomastik Jazz Flats sound excellent on this for soul and blues work. Highly recommended combination if you like low-tension strings.

It's got an extra wide neck so make sure that's what you're looking for. Probably best suited to someone with big hands. The neck feels very solid due to it's size and all the extra wood. The neck has been fairly sensitive to Scandinavian seasonal changes and needed a lot of truss rod adjustment during the first years, it's settled in more now and i s more stable.

The body is fairly resonant.

Down side is mostly practical isssues due to the retro design choices: truss rod is adjusted from the body side with a screwdriver. It can't be reached without removing the pickguard, and ideally one should remove the neck completely from the body to adjust it, but that's way too impractical. It can still be adjusted without removing the neck but expect minor finish damage (which is covered by the pickguard).

The finish has held up well with no visible signs of wear yet despite a lot of use.

Standard 13 hole fender pickguards will fit, however a couple of new holes needs to be drilled even if you don't use all 13 screws.

Craftsmanship on my 2006 model was excellent with no complaints. Much better build quality than standard mexican made models I've tried from the same time.

The reverse tuners are another vintage-correct but slightly annoying feature (turns in the opposite direction from standard).

Overall an excellent bass.
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Marjory, 18.02.2010
Well, this is the Precision Bass, a bass that has changed the music world since the 50s. While other basses always change and adapt, the Precision is what it has always been, and will always be. I think it is good that there is a huge selection of basses from the Fender brand and also the brand Squier, which also belongs to Fender. If you do not know, especially with Fender (or Squier) bass guitars it is therefore a difficult choice to find the right bass.

Well, I think that I am a bit proficient even though bass is not my main instrument. However, I worked for several years professionally as a bass player. At that time, I had 17 bass guitars, Squiers, Washburn, Gibson (EB3) Ibanez and so on and two G & L basses. Of all this bass, I actually only used the G & L? S, which can also be called instruments of the brand Fender. "The G & L's are the best basses I ever build," said Leo (Fender). Although I have a modern and good-sounding bass (vintage V940), I needed a bass with the fendersound due to studio recording, which I decided to use the Fender 50s Precision to order.

Well .. "Made in Mexico" .. is that a problem? ... No ... it is not. This instrument is what I was looking for. Sound, processing ... this bass is top class. Compared to the Precision standard, the 50? S has a slightly brighter neck, thinner fret freaks that make this bass sound like a fretless. While the P-standard has slightly thicker (jumbo) bundles and a slightly thinner neck. The 50s is the same as Leo had built at that time.

From the sound, this bass can be described as "percussive" and able to assert itself, just like Fender P-basses.

SUPPLEMENT: Since I entered into the "Made in Mexico" in my evaluation is here still a supplement of the many might be interested. At a concert we gave a few days ago came a friend we have not seen for a long time, he brought his new girlfriend with him. A nice young lady from Mexico, more precisely - from the Mexican city "Ensanada" When I asked her whether she knew the Fender factory in Ensanada shone her eyes. I think she was looking forward to talking to someone here in Germany about your home. She said she has friends working at Fender in Ensanada. Thus, I have learned the body of Fender Mexico instruments in Ensanada, but the instruments, or the parts of the instruments are sent to USA and assembled in USA. I can well imagine that this is because of the quality control that takes place before an instrument is delivered. This is actually a Made in Mexico is also a Made in USA, or better, "Made in Mexico" - "Assembled in USA" - I would be pleased if this information is regarded as interesting for some.
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4- String Electric Bass 50s Precision bass, Alder body, One-piece maple neck with "C" shape, Maple fretboard (7.25" radius/ 184 mm), 20 Vintage style frets, 1 Precision bass split single coil...

  • Colour: Blonde
  • Soundboard: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: P
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
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Electric Bass Body: alder, One-piece maple neck, Neck profile: "C" shape, Maple fretboard (7.25 " radius / 184 mm), 20 vintage style frets, Pickup: 1 precision bass split single coil, American...

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  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: P
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
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4- String Electric Bass 50s Precision bass, Body: alder, One-piece maple neck with "C" shape, Maple fretboard (7.25 " radius / 184 mm), 20 vintage style frets, 1 precision bass split single coil...

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  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
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