Squier’s Vintage Edition series celebrates four decades of history with blinged-out models of all Fender’s classic guitars and basses. From the pickguard to the bridge and even the washers, the 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Precision Bass is studded with striking aged chrome hardware. It also boasts a stunning bound Indian laurel neck with pearloid blocks, a late-'60s feature that Music Experience guitarists find complements this guitar’s decked-out cosmetics. A pair of Fender-designed alnico single-coils gives this bass a classicPrecision punch, with fat lows, in-your-face mids, and clear highs. Squier will only be making 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Precision Bass in 2022, so make sure you get yours before they're gone for good!
There's nothing like the fat, punchy sound of a P Bass split single-coil pickup — it sits in a track like nobody's business. To say the P Bass is an industry standard is not an exaggeration: in the '60s and '70s, electric bass parts on session charts used to simply be labeled "Fender" — and that meant Precision. Motown even standardize the Precision Bass for all their recording sessions. From James Jamerson to Pino Palladino, bassists from all genres have embraced the Precision Bass, and it continues to be a favorite in the studio and on stages everywhere.
One of the things that made the P Bass an instant hit with working bass players was its comfortable contoured body shape. Perfectly balanced whether playing standing or seated, the Squier 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Precision Bass will make those marathon playing sessions much more comfortable. Its "C"-profile neck satisfyingly fills out your hand and always feels just right — another reason why the Precision is the choice of bassists the world over.
Leo Fender brought us the Precision Bass back in the 1950s, and its classic body shape and comfortable neck continue to give today's Squier 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Precision Bass excellent playability and a distinctive look. As with so many of his original designs, Leo nailed the essence of a great instrument right from the start. Over a half century later, the Squier 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Precision Bass still sets the affordable standard in electric bass guitars.
The first instruments to bear the Squier name were introduced in 1982, answering the call for genuine Fender® designs at accessible prices. The Squier 40th Anniversary collection celebrates the 40-year journey of Fender’s entry-level brand with special editions of the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Jazzmaster®, Precision Bass®, and Jazz Bass®, all available in Gold Edition and Vintage Edition variants. The Squier® 40th Anniversary Precision Bass®, Vintage Edition is a soulful tribute model trimmed with a collection of classic features for the retro-minded Squier enthusiast. Featuring aged chrome hardware, an anodized aluminum pickguard, a vintage-tinted maple neck, an engraved anniversary neck plate and satin finish throughout, this P Bass® honors the heritage of the Squier catalog and its ancestry. Player-friendly refinements of this commemorative model include a slim and comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile for an easy playing feel, vintage-style tuning machines and 4-saddle bridge with barrel saddles for authentic performance and style, and a Fender-Designed split single-coil pickup with alnico 5 magnets for familiar P Bass tone.
This anniversary model features aged chrome hardware for a worn-in look.
An anodized pickguard is not only extremely durable, but also has a premium look and feel.
This model features a vintage-voiced pickups designed in-house at Fender for authentic and familiar tone.
The satin vintage-tinted neck finish on this model provides a smooth feel and adds an old-school visual vibe.
This model features a custom neck plate design commemorating 40 years of Squier history.
The headstock logos on this model are inspired by original Fender designs from the 1950s and ‘60s.
40th Anniversary Precision Bass
|Number of Strings||4|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||20, Narrow Tall|
|Tuners||Vintage-style Open Gear with Clover buttons|
Fender Designed Alnico Split Single-coil
|Controls||1 x volume, 1 x master tone|
|Strings||Nickel Plated Steel, .045-.105|
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