Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass review

A hybrid of P-Bass designs from throughout the years make this one of Fender's best

Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass
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Guitar World Verdict

An absolutely classic clutch of tones make this a must-play - if you can track one down.


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    Blend of modern and vintage P-Bass features; the sound that sold a trillion records


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When the Jazz Bass celebrated its 50th in 2010, Fender threw a party in the form of a limited edition instrument that blended trademark features of the J-Bass through the years: ’60s-style chrome pickup covers, ’70s-style block inlays, and modern hardware.

For its 60th birthday this year, big brother Precision has been treated to a similar trip down memory lane. With a single-ply black pickguard that recalls the P-Bass’s 1951 incarnation, a contoured body and a split-coil pickup that evoke the axe circa ’57, a maple fingerboard that flashes back to 1966, a modern neck profile, and a few new upgrades, the 60th Anniversary Precision Bass is a hybrid that incorporates design elements from across the entire lifespan of the electric bass.

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