This is the top of the line production bass from Fender. It belongs in the American Deluxe family, meaning these are the basses where Fender put their 60 year + experience in bassmaking, adding modern features and the best components to come up with the best bass they can make.
The American Deluxe Precision Bass guitar captures the spirit of Fender innovation with an Amercian split Bass pickup and monster humbucker at the bridge, and a three-band active EQ, with 18-volt power supply.
The split pickup actualy delivers a very convincing traditional P bass tone, while the humbucker offers a snappier sound with great mids that just cut though the mix in the Musicman vein. Mix both pickups and you'll get a completely new sound that is deep, bright and percussive. All good stuff coming from a traditional looking Fender!
This gorgeous alder-body bass has a modern C-shaped, graphite-reinforced maple neck with a contoured heel (for easy access to upper frets), five-bolt neck plate, maple rolled-edge fingerboard, abalone dot inlays and highly detailed nut and fret work. Other features include chrome hardware, anodyzed gold pickguard, deluxe chrome-plated steel bridge plate (string-through-body or top-load) with nickel-plated brass saddles, and Fender/Schaller® Deluxe Lite-Bass tuning machines.
In practice this bass offers the trademark Fender P Bass tone but with added punch and clarity, as well as versatility.