Electric bass aficionados everywhere revere the tone and playability of the vintage P Bass. The Fender Vintera ‘50s Precision Bass was tailor-made for these connoisseurs of the low-end elite — it delivers the style and sound of one of Fender’s classic eras. Its chunky, period-correct C-shaped neck gives you something to wrap your hand around, while its 7.25” radius maple fingerboard and 20 vintage-style frets serve up classic playing feel. Enjoy a wide range of vintage-tinged tonal stylings, thanks to a Tim Shaw-designed spilt single-coil pickup. You also get a 4-saddle vintage-style bridge with threaded steel saddles for reliable intonation, while vintage-style tuning machines ensure rock-solid tuning stability. An anodized aluminum pickguard, chrome hardware, and 4-bolt neck plate complete the picture. The Vintera ‘50s P Bass includes a vintage-tinted neck and vintage-inspired color.
Ask any player who has spent time with a vintage P Bass, and you’ll hear a string of descriptors ranging from deep and balanced to one of a kind. The Vintera ‘50s Precision Bass’s C-shaped neck gives you the same classic feel and includes a period-correct 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets. This neck sits beautifully in your hand and boasts a touch and response dynamic that opens wide the doors of stylistic exploration.
The Fender Vintera ‘50s Precision Bass comes armed with a Tim Shaw-designed split single-coil pickup. This pup boasts an Alnico V magnet, Formvar-coated wire, and staggered beveled pole pieces — everything you need to reproduce the fat low end, punchy midrange, and toothy treble that made the original P Bass so versatile. Jazz, funk, rock — this bass can cover it all with the kind of tonal styling that leaves you and your audience satisfied.
The Vintera Series offers Fender’s most popular models in a myriad of shapes and sizes. These instruments are ideal for players who dig vintage-style Fenders, but feel that American Original and Custom Shop guitars are out of their reach. Vintera Series instruments are available in both Vintage and Modified configurations: Vintage models span the ‘50s to the ‘70s, with period-correct specifications for each era, while Modified models look like vintage instruments, but include modern updates that contemporary guitarists will appreciate. All Vintera Series guitars and basses boast Tim Shaw-designed pickups and are available in a wide array of vintage-inspired colors. The guitarists here at Music Experience have found the Vintera Series to be the perfect introduction to Fender’s iconic lineup of legendary instruments.
For players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, we created the Vintera ‘50s Precision Bass. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with a re-voiced pickup—this bass has all of the punchy tone that made the P Bass® famous. For authentic, original-era tone we re-voiced the single split-coil P Bass pickup to sound more like the original. Seismic and punchy, it has the tone that made the P Bass one of the most popular electric basses. The “Vintage C”-shaped neck has a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel. A vintage-style, 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles and vintage-style tuning machines provide original-era aesthetics, rock-solid performance and tuning stability. Other features include an anodized aluminum pickguard, chrome hardware and 4-bolt neck plate. Includes a deluxe gig bag.
Alder’s tone is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs; ash features chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end. Both are classic Fender tone woods.
Remarkably comfortable, the “Vintage C"-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel—thinner at the first fret, thicker at the twelfth.
We revoiced the pickup to be more ‘50s-accurate. It’s full of the punchy, rumbling tone that made Fender famous.
Hosting 20 vintage-style frets, the 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument.
Hosting 4 threaded saddles for period-correct aesthetics, this bridge offers solid intonation and action adjustment.
A way cool touch from the ‘50s, the anodized aluminum pickguard gives this bass a vintage vibe that’s unbeatable.
|Body Shape||Vintera '50s Precision|
|Number of Strings||4|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||4-saddle American Vintage|
|Tuners||American Vintage Reverse Open-gear|
|Middle Pickup||Vintera Vintage-style '50s Split Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x volume, 1 x master tone|
|Strings||Fender NPS, .045-.105|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0149612354|