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Item Reviews for: Fender Blacktop Precision Bass  -  FEN 0148500 LIST

I may be a convert.
By: Kenn Luck from Salisbury, Maryland, mrluck26@yahoo.com      Submitted: 7/28/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? In my opinion the Fender Blacktop Precision Bass is completely solid and well worth the money. I am not a Fender fan and this is only the second Fender I have owned since I began playing many years ago. I stumbled across this at a music store in Virginia and of all the Fenders I played the Blacktop Precision caught my attention. It was the tone and how quickly I could change it to fit my different playing styles. This in my opinion is one of the best purchases I have made and as much as I love an active bass, this has turned my head. I have played many Fender basses in my search and usually I have walked away disappointed. None have sounded this good. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? A Fender is a Fender in my opinion, but they have outdone themselves this time. Simple construction and easy to play right out of the box. I play in a jazz band and took it with me to a gig the day it arrived. I was able to dial in tones I had been searching for for years and was able to clearly hear myself over my buddies. Next run will be my R&B band. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? It was what I expected in a Fender, but the electronics have made this a sonic beast. and easy to dial in. I was able to go from a deep bass sound to a slap funk sound with one small quick twist of the dial. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? It's not too heavy. The neck was fast and it was extremely easy to make quick adjustments on the fly. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? I am not typically a Fender fan, but the tone in my opinion is incredible. The pickups are wonderful; full, loud, expressive and smooth. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? It was exactly as expected. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I have no complaints in this area. Normally I go through buyers remorse after I receive my purchase, but I threw away the box after playing the Blacktop last night. For a bass under $500 you can't go wrong. Playability How was the action out of the box? Action was a bit high out of the box and it needs a setup, but it didn't deter me from using it on my gig. I was complimented by my guitarist and drummer on how great it sounded.
Sometimes U just got to spend alittle less!!!
By: Michael White aka. The Wizard from Albuquerque, New Mexico, glass7man2003@yahoo.com      Submitted: 5/29/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The Bass is put together well,all areas were done with Quality in mind. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? I like the Jazz Hummbugs, nice and full but at the same time clean,really did not know what to expect? Do have a 05 Jazz so U think yeah a Jazz sound. But U can get afew out of Her. General Your general opinion of this product. Happy with it. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Go and find it Solider!!!! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Good I got the Silver/Met
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