You know what to expect from this one. The Fender American Standard Precision bass produces an old school PB tone, and then some.
The American Standard represents what Fender believes is an all round instrument that will bear the Fender name proudly and will give you years of joy. No extras or fancy tops here, just pure amercian quality instruments. 100% made in the USA.
We like to see that a big company like Fender don't rest on their laurels and keep on making improvements and refinements. We really believe these are the best American Standard basses ever. Better wood selection, better attention to detail, better build quality and now also better sound as this bass features a Custom Shop Vintage Split pickup. Wow!
It's all down to simplicity and effectiveness here. One pickup, one Volume Pot, one Tone pot but...one sound? No way. Set the Tone full open and you get a bold and aggressive sound. Roll it down midway and get an ultra warm all round sound that you can use for just about anything. Then roll it down completely and get an old school Motown P Bass type of sound (try some flatwounds and you'll be in heaven). What more could you ask for?
The location of the split pickup is also very special: just moving your right hand closer to the neck or the bridge reveals more sonic variation than on some other basses. Combine that with your own playing dynamics and we'll sure you will never think of a P bass as a non versatile bass.
A true workhorse, 100% made in the US, no frills, easy to set up and use and with an instantly recognizable vintage tone that can be used in a lot of styles.