Bass—it’s where rhythm meets melody, creating a righteous groove that forces you to move with it. Without the Fender Precision Bass, the original electric bass, dance floors everywhere would be empty. As music evolves, our instruments change in lockstep; the end result is today’s version of this seminal instrument—the American Professional Precision Bass.
The Precision Bass was a truly revolutionary instrument when it was released in 1951. Not only could bassists finally play with perfect intonation, they could be heard along with the rest of the band. From funk to rock, hip-hop to reggae; all of the music that’s enriched our lives began with the thunderous Precision Bass.
Developed by longtime bass pickup master Michael Bump, the brand-new V-Mod split-coil Precision Bass pickup uses a carefully selected blend of alnico magnet types for balanced tone with authentic Fender sonic DNA. The “golden” ’63 P Bass neck profile feels just right nestled in your hand, becoming one with you, while the narrow-tall frets provide a familiar playing feel and perfect intonation. Posiflex™ graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability to the neck while resisting warping. The redesigned tuning machines use a fluted shaft, creating the optimum break angle over the nut while keeping the string windings tight for increased sustain and enhanced tuning stability.
The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Precision Bass is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.
V-Mod Precision Bass pickups are modified versions of our classic vintage pickup designs. Packed with the fundamental Fender bass sound you know and love, these split-coil pickups crank out high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend.
’63 P Bass Neck Profile
Considered by many to be the gold standard of bass neck profiles, American Professional Precision Bass guitars use the ‘63 P Bass® neck profile. The satin finish on the back of the neck provides a smooth fret-hand feel.
Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.
HiMass Vintage Bridge
Channel the early days of Fender in a thoroughly modern instrument thanks to the vintage-style HiMass bass bridge with single-groove saddles, offering an authentic vintage look with plenty of stability and sustain.
New Fluted Tuners
Wider at the top than the bottom, the fluted shafts force the string windings downward and keep them tight, resulting in a sharper and consistent break angle over the nut, creating increased sustain and better tuning stability.
Posiflex Graphite Rods
All American Professional bass necks incorporate Posiflex graphite rods to reinforce against movement that can occur with fluctuations the environment. Embedded beneath the fingerboard, they improve reliability on the road, in the studio or in your home.
New Hardshell Case
The Elite Molded Case features body-hugging contours to protect your cherished instrument, TSA latches for increased security and nested stacking ability for easy storage and secure transport.
•Fluted-shaft tuning machines
•Posiflex™ graphite rods
•’63 P Bass neck profile
Series: American Pro
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, “1963 C”
Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back (Maple), Satin Urethane
Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 20, Narrow Tall
Position Inlays: Black Dot (Maple), White Dot (Rosewood)
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.625” (41.3 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Pickups: V-Mod Split Single-Coil
Pickup Switching: NA
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case