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Fender American Professional II Precision Bass V 3 Colour Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Fender American Professional II Precision Bass V 3 Colour Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard – The American Professional II Precision Bass® V draws from more than sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player. The ’63 P Bass® profile neck now sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish and a newly sculpted neck heel for a supremely comfortable feel and easy access to the upper register. The new V-Mod II Precision Bass V split-coil pickup is more articulate than ever while delivering the punch and growl the P Bass® is known for. The American Pro II Precision Bass V delivers instant familiarity and sonic versatility you’ll feel and hear right away, with broad ranging improvements that add up to nothing less than a new standard for professional instruments.

Fender American Professional II Precision Bass V 3 Colour Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Fender American Professional II Precision Bass V 3 Colour Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard – The American Professional II Precision Bass® V draws from more than sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player. The ’63 P Bass® profile neck now sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish and a newly sculpted neck heel for a supremely comfortable feel and easy access to the upper register. The new V-Mod II Precision Bass V split-coil pickup is more articulate than ever while delivering the punch and growl the P Bass® is known for. The American Pro II Precision Bass V delivers instant familiarity and sonic versatility you’ll feel and hear right away, with broad ranging improvements that add up to nothing less than a new standard for professional instruments.

Session king

The Fender American Professional II Precision Bass V carries on the tradition of the first mass-production electric bass guitar. The Precision has driven the bass lines of some of the biggest hit records ever made. The ’60s were a typically prolific decade, with the instrument in the capable hands of session bassists like LA Wrecking Crew stalwart Carol Kaye, who lent her Precision chops to countless iconic recordings such as the Beach Boys’ “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations.” Then there was Motown bass legend James Jamerson, whose ’62 Precision (dubbed “the Funk Machine”) delivered the infectious bounce that buoyed a slew of Motown hits like the Temptations’ “My Girl” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” In fact, the Precision Bass was standard issue for Motown recordings. After bassist Bob Babbitt auditioned for a slot in Motown’s in-house studio rhythm section (the Funk Brothers), he was told his playing made the cut, but was instructed to “get a Precision” before returning for his first session. He did, and remained a P Bass player for the rest of his career.

The industry standard

Producers and engineers know that the Precision Bass always sits perfectly in the track, with minimal processing and the ideal amount of punch and growl. It’s the de facto industry standard. Perhaps that’s why many of today’s first-call bassists who had been playing exotic active instruments, such as LA session ace Sean Hurley (John Mayer, Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morissette, Robin Thicke), have come home to the Precision. Precision players often cite how “balanced” their instrument feels, whether they’re playing seated or standing; indeed, the P Bass is a supremely balanced instrument, from its playing feel to its fat, punchy, authoritative tone. The instantly recognizable P Bass sound is the end product of a number of factors, including scale length, tonewoods, its bolt-on neck, and of course, Fender’s one-of-a-kind Precision Bass V split-coil pickup — the latest, state-of-the-art update of which comes standard on the American Professional II Precision Bass V.

V-Mod II Precision Bass V split-coil pickup

The Precision Bass split-coil pickup bucks the hum, but it’s technically two single-coil pickups working in tandem, so it has the note definition and harmonic richness many humbucking bass pickups lack. It’s placed in an optimal position along the string length to capture and deliver girthy low end along with midrange growl that cuts through thick arrangements. And it also makes a great thumb rest! The American Professional II Precision Bass V features Fender’s latest upgrade to the 5-string version of their venerable split-coil bass pickup. The V-Mod II Precision Bass V pickup delivers greater note articulation than previous versions, while serving up the epic punch and growl the P Bass is famous for. The V-Mod II P Bass V pickup brings out the rich harmonic overtones that enhance the expressive nuances in your playing, while maintaining the solid fundamental that makes the P Bass perform admirably cross-genre, onstage and in the studio. Bass players are blown away by the flawless playability and amazing tone of the American Professional II Precision Bass V and its V-Mod II pickup. Trust us: you will be, too.

Fender American Professional II Precision Bass V Features:

  • Comfort-contoured body with gloss urethane finish
  • ’63 C-profile neck with “Super-Natural” satin finish
  • NEW smooth, rolled fingerboard edges
  • NEW sculpted neck heel for easy access to upper register
  • NEW V-Mod II Precision Bass V split-coil pickup delivers classic punch and growl with enhanced articulation
  • 5-saddle HiMass Vintage bridge (string-through-body or top-load) provides solidity and sustain for authoritative tone
  • Bone nut; Fender lightweight vintage-style tuners with tapered shafts
  • Quality crafted in Fender’s Corona, CA factory
  • Includes molded hard case

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings: 5
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Body Shape: American Professional II Precision
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Color: 3-Color Sunburst
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1963 C
  • Radius: 9.5″
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: White Dots
  • Number of Frets: 20, Narrow Tall
  • Scale Length: 34″
  • Nut Width: 1.875″
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: 5-Saddle HiMass Vintage
  • Tuners: Fender Vintage-style
  • Middle Pickup: Fender V-Mod II Precision Split Single-coil
  • Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
  • Strings: Fender USA 7250-5M, .045-.125
  • Case Included: Hardshell Case
  • Model #: 0193960700

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