As for tonewoods, it has an alder body, a maple neck, and a rosewood fretboard. Fender Deluxe Active P Bass® Special, Black, Maple Fretboard: Amazon.ca: Musical Instruments, Stage & Studio And because this Fender Mexico did it right, this bass feels like it really hit that sweet spot of balance and power. The pickups also have a very high output, which results in beefy, fat tones with harmonic overtones. See, active pickups are powered with 9V batteries you need to change every 6 months or so. It even has the signature Fender tuners and pickguard present in most P basses. The HiMass bridge also gives players tuning stability and precise intonation for it keeps the barrels steady and sturdy. First thing’s first: there’s a downside with this bass, which is its confusingly long name. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. It’s the standard Precision design head-to-bridge. Both hardware pieces belong to Fender’s professional standard. P/J basses combine Fender P and Fender J pickups. For today's "active" bassist, Fender offers the stylish and thunderous Deluxe Series Active Precision Bass Special guitar. Precision bass with an added Jazz bass pick-up in the bridge position, otherwise known as a PJ Bass Workhorse, do-it-all passive bass. This is a great bass for the money. Shop with confidence. Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass N3 Natural/Maple, - Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass Guitar Natural Ash with Maple Fretboard. They are also present in quality Squier models like the Squier Classic Vibe series basses. Keep in mind HiMass bridges are not an exclusive Fender-choice. The following setup procedures and specifications are for you Fender bass as equipped with the strings that come on the instrument as standard equipment from the factory. This huge-sounding hybrid model features an alder body with a single-ply beveled gold vinyl pickguard and a maple Jazz Bass guitar neck (modern C shape) with a 20-fret, 9.5"-radius rosewood or maple fingerboard. Before the Fender P, bass players used the heavier and more complex contrabass instruments. In particular, HiMass bridges are the most professional and advanced bridges Fender produces. Regarding hardware, it comes with a standard through-bridge and tunning machines. This bass takes off on the electronic’s section. A quality bridge can greatly increase playability, sustain, and intonation. Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special For players who find themselves alternating between a variety musical styles at a moment's notice, the Deluxe Precision Bass Special is the perfect companion on stage and in the studio. Because Fender Mexico needs to compete with the high standards of Fender USA components, productions, and processes, the Mexican company adds new twists and turns to their instruments in order to sell odd, unique, and different models. This Mexican-made Fender bass follows a very special an unorthodox design not found on the original Leo Fender’s blueprints. Whilst the versatility is less, the sound can be just as good for the genres the bass is intended. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Something went wrong. This model comes from Fender Mexico, which is cheaper than Fender USA and sometimes it’s even better. If you engage the Passive feature, the bass will sound like a traditional P bass, with lower output and organic dirt. It allows you to go to the Fender P’s known growing low-end. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. However, this is for experienced musicians who are sure about investing their hard-earned money into an understandable price tag. For example, many musicians prefer to build a single signature tone and simply shape it further with the use of bass pedals. The new Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass features a PJ pickup configuration, making it an exceptionally versatile instrument. It would say this is an affordable all-rounder and your definite choice if you’re on a mid-level budget. The hardware raises the strings to lower the tension across the fretboard. Amounts shown in italicized text are for items listed in currency other than Canadian dollars and are approximate conversions to Canadian dollars based upon Bloomberg's conversion rates. The Deluxe Special version gives you a more powerful and complex setup made of two active pickups: The combination offers a beefy sound and remarkable versatility. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. In summary, this is the most affordable P/J configuration there is. Refine your search for fender p bass deluxe american for fender p bass deluxe american Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special, Pau Ferro Fretboard, Olympic White From Fender: For players who find themselves alternating between a variety musical styles at a moment's notice, the Deluxe Precision Bass® Special is the perfect companion on stage and in the studio. Lastly, this design feature can also increase the space between the strings. The tone is more than enough for beginners and modest players. In particular, the Bass knob works like a Bass Boost / Bass Cut option. It’s ready for both the stage and the studio, and it’s a great choice for those of you not able or willing to spend over a grand for an American-made Fender bass guitar. The Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special is a bit of an oddity. Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special - Olympic White, Rosewood Fingerboard w/ Deluxe Gig Bag, Stand, and Tuner: Amazon.ca: Musical Instruments, Stage & Studio Meanwhile, it retains the classic look, smooth playability, and classic sound of the P bass family. The Deluxe Active P Bass Special has an alder P Bass body and fast, Jazz Bass neck (modern 'C' shape). These are mounted in quick access lits on the back of the body. View cart for details. This Fender electric bass guitar, a hybrid model, is capable of producing a loud and thunderous sound. It also delivers a more balanced sound and an overall more sturdy and reliable instrument. Find great deals on eBay for p bass deluxe fender. Shop with confidence. Although they don’t excel in any matter, they can do their jobs and keep the tunning in check for long periods. The exclusive Deluxe PJ Bass has a Precision Bass body with the neck of a '70s Jazz Bass. 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